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Information Source: ENERGY STAR qualified residential refrigerator & freezer search

How to Access: On-line

Printed information is also available from the toll-free ENERGY STAR Hotline: 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

Scope

Database includes qualified models from most appliance manufacturers.

Search criteria include:

  1. Brand
  2. Model Number
  3. Configuration
  4. Volume (cubic feet)

Resulting list provides the following information that can be sorted:

  1. Brand
  2. Model Number
  3. Configuration
  4. Volume (cubic feet)
  5. Ice (i.e., the presence of a through-the-door ice dispenser)
  6. Annual Energy Consumption (kWh/year)
  7. Applicable federal standard (kWh/year)
  8. Percent less energy than federal standard

Original Data Source

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) obtains data from the Federal Trade Commission or from manufacturers.

Update Frequency

Updated as manufacturers report new information.

Information Source: California Energy Commission Database

How to Access

Downloadable via an on-line bulletin board service by dialing (916) 654-4069.

A “Read Me” file describes all of the information available and gives instructions for downloading and use of the database files, including file decompression procedures. The fields in each database are described in a separate text file. Three-letter codes for manufacturer names and brand names, for all product types together, are listed in alphabetical order in two separate text files containing approximately 1,500 names and codes.

To make a special request for a printed list, contact:
Appliance Certification Program
California Energy Commission
(916) 654-5106
(916) 654-4304 (fax)
Email: efftech@energy.ca.gov

Scope

On-line listing includes hundreds of residential models that have efficiencies at least 15 % better than federal and California standards.

Categories cover bottom freezer, side-by-side, top freezer, with/without through-the-door ice, etc.

Information fields include:

  1. Brand name
  2. Defrost type (manual, partial, automatic)
  3. Model number
  4. Volume
  5. Annual energy consumption
  6. Annual energy cost (based on $0.11/kWh)
  7. Percent better than standard efficiency
  • Models are listed in order of descending order of energy efficiency

Downloadable file includes both residential and non-residential-type models and contains thousands of models that meet minimum federal and California standards (available in DBF, comma-delimited, or ASCII format).

  • Includes refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers in one file

Approximately 400 models from 6 manufacturers are non-residential-type units.

Information fields include:

  1. Manufacturer code
  2. Brand code
  3. Model number
  4. Style
  5. Defrost type (manual, partial, automatic)
  6. Product type
  7. Volumes (fresh food, freezer, total)
  8. Dimensions
  9. Annual energy consumption (residential models)
  10. Daily energy consumption (commercial models)
  11. CFC-free (Y/N: provided voluntarily by manufacturers)

Original Data Source

Provided directly to the Commission by manufacturers.

Update Frequency

Monthly

Information Source: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) Listings of the Most Efficient Appliances

How to Access

Listings are also printed in ACEEE’s Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, 6th ed. 1998, available in bookstores or directly from ACEEE. Orders may be placed by phone, fax, or email.

Contact:
Publications Manager
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
(202) 429-0063
(202) 429-0193 (fax)
Email: ace3pubs@ix.netcom.com

Cost:
1-25 copies: $8.95 each
26-99 copies: $6.36 each
100-499 copies: $4.77 each
500-999 copies: $3.98 each

Scope

List includes 162 models from among 17 brands that have efficiencies at least 15% better than federal standards.

Categories include bottom freezer, side-by-side, top freezer, with/without through-the-door ice, etc. in a wide range of volumes.

Information fields include:

  1. Brand
  2. Model number
  3. Volume
  4. Energy use (kWh/yr)
  5. Annual energy cost

Models are grouped by volume and listed in order of ascending estimated annual energy use.

Original Data Source:

Derived from the Directory of Certified Refrigerators and Freezers, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, Chicago, IL, October 1997.

Update Frequency

Annually

Information Source: EEPC/NYSERDA Energy Performance Listing, January 1997

How to Access

Print only; available in limited numbers from existing stock.

Contact:
Consortium for Energy Efficiency
(617) 589-3949
(617) 589-3948 (fax)
Email: mlarose@ceeformt.org

Scope

Listing includes over 2,900 models from among 43 brands that meet or exceed federal standards.

Categories include bottom freezer, side-by-side, top freezer, with/without through-the-door ice, etc. in a wide range of volumes.

Also manual defrost, partial automatic defrost, full automatic defrost.

Information fields include:

  1. Brand
  2. Model number
  3. Total volume (ft3)
  4. Adjusted volume (ft3)
  5. Annual energy use (kWh/yr)
  6. Percent better than federal efficiency standard

Models are listed in two ways:

  • grouped by product type and volume and listed in order of descending efficiency (percent better than federal standard)
  • grouped and arranged alphabetically by brand, listing each unit by model number

Original Data Source

Data reported directly to NYSERDA by manufacturers, September – December 1996

Update Frequency

One-time listing