Includes eligibility criteria and partner commitments, which are required in order for your product to qualify for the ENERGY STAR label.
Water Heaters Program Requirements Version 3.0 (285KB) (Effective April 16, 2015; Note: as of July 18, 2014, manufacturers may have products certified to V3.0)
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Residential Water Heaters Specification Version 3.0
Final Criteria Analysis (88KB)
Historical List: On July 1, 2013, the ENERGY STAR residential water heater specification changed. View the last list of residential water heaters that were qualified prior to the specification change.
Applying for the ENERGY STAR
If your product meets our criteria, then apply for an ENERGY STAR label.
To qualify a new product, contact an EPA-recognized Certification Body (CB) to have the product's performance certified. A list of EPA-recognized CBs, as well as an overview of EPA's third-party certification procedures, is available at www.energystar.gov/3rdpartycert.
Fact sheets, retail training materials, and other tools to help communicate the benefits of purchasing products that have earned the ENERGY STAR.