The ENERGY STAR specification for Water Heaters is currently under revision. Materials related to this revision process are provided below. Partners and other interested parties with questions or concerns regarding these materials or the revision process can contact Abigail Daken, EPA, at Daken.Abigail@epamail.epa.gov or Waterheaters@energystar.gov. This webpage will be updated periodically as new information is received.
The Version 2.0 ENERGY STAR specification for Residential Water Heaters has been finalized and will take effect July 1, 2013. Manufacturers may elect to have their Certification Body (CB) certify their eligible products to the Version 2.0 requirements from now on. The program requirements, including the specification, and additional information are available through the links below.
EPA hosted a webinar to discuss topics that will be addressed during the specification revision and to solicit comments on the discussion topics outlined in the Framework Document.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to announce the revision of the ENERGY STAR Residential Water Heater product specification. EPA welcomes written comment on the issues presented in the framework document through Friday, June 24th, 2011. Please send all comments and supporting information to Waterheaters@energystar.gov with the subject line: "ENERGY STAR Water Heaters Specification Framework." Comment letters received will be posted to this page except for those marked "Do Not Post."
EPA will also hold an online stakeholder meeting on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 2 PM. Please RSVP to Waterheaters@energystar.gov by Tuesday, June 21, 2011, to receive call-in information.