Performance Criteria

EPA has released final performance criteria for the Innovative Refrigerant System Emerging Technology 2016 Award. The Award recognizes efforts by manufacturers to incorporate low global warming potential (GWP), energy-efficient refrigerant systems into product designs. 

The 2016 Award winners will be announced on a rolling basis once documentation is verified and approved by EPA and products are available for U.S. sale. Product submittals and other information requests can be sent to

2016 Emerging Technology Award-Winning Innovative Refrigerant Systems

2016 Qualified Products List (PDF, 108 KB)

Final ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award Requirements – December 10, 2015

EPA Cover Memo (PDF, 30.31 KB)
Final Award Criteria (PDF, 24.05 KB)

Draft ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award Requirements – September 15, 2015

EPA is looking for industry stakeholder feedback on the draft criteria by October 6, 2015.