The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is excited to introduce the newest members of the ENERGY STAR CFS product family -- products certified to meet the specification for ENERGY STAR Commercial Coffee Brewers V1.0.
EPA estimates that commercial coffee brewers that earn the ENERGY STAR are about 35 percent more energy efficient than standard models.
The specification was released on July 8. The Version 1.0 Specification, cover letter and other associated documents are available on the Commercial Coffee Brewers Version 1.0 Specification webpage.
We are currently working on new marketing materials and websites for this product category and will share them with you once they are ready!
On September 20, 2016, EPA released the final ENERGY STAR Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers Version 4.0 Specification. The cover letter and other associated documents are now available on the Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers Version 4.0 Specification webpage. The effective date for this specification is March 27, 2017.
Since the early 2000s, ENERGY STAR partners have delivered significant savings to purchasers of ENERGY STAR certified commercial refrigeration equipment (CRE). The Version 4.0 performance requirements offer energy savings ranging from 17 to 40 percent and about $40 – $100 per year, depending on configuration, when compared to conventional models.
EPA would like to thank all the stakeholders who contributed to this specification revision process for their valuable input!
EPA is launching a revision of the ENERGY STAR Commercial Ice Makers specification for Version 3.0. The current ENERGY STAR specification, Version 2.0, has been in place since February 1, 2013.
EPA is revising this specification in response to:
- The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) revised minimum federal standards for ACIMs; and
- Market penetration for ENERGY STAR commercial ice machines is over 60% (based on the 2015 ENERGY STAR Unit Shipment and Market Penetration Report Summary), signaling an opportunity for additional savings.
The primary objectives of this revision are to: 1) lower the maximum Energy Consumption Rate (kWh/100 lbs. ice) performance criteria levels, 2) evaluate the potential to amend the Potable Water Use limits (gal/100 lbs. ice), and 3) amend the applicable terms and definitions in accordance with DOE’s final rule.
Stay tuned for more updates on the specification revision.
On October 1, 2016, the ENERGY STAR Commercial Fryers V3.0 Specification took effect. Standard vat electric fryers meeting the Version 3.0 requirements offer end users as much as 17% in energy savings and about $320 per year when compared to conventional models.
As a reminder, this means that all commercial fryer products certified to the V2.0 specification are no longer listed on the ENERGY STAR Qualified Products List (QPL). ENERGY STAR certified commercial fryers must be certified to the V3.0 specification for them to be displayed on the QPL.
Although performance levels for standard vat gas, large vat gas, and large vat electric fryers did not change from Version 2.0, partners should work with their certification bodies (CBs) to ensure their products are certified to the Version 3.0 specification.
All products, even those where performance requirements did not change, will need to be resubmitted using the Version 3.0 XML-based web service.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at CommercialFoodService@energystar.gov.