The Version 2.0 ENERGY STAR Audio/Video Specification has been finalized as of November 16th, 2009. The new specification establishes On mode and Sleep mode power consumption requirements, and requires that an Auto Power Down feature is enabled on all products by default. Minimum efficiency requirements have also been established for products that include audio amplifiers. Products that were previously excluded from participation in ENERGY STAR, including commercial AV products and docking stations, are able to qualify immediately under the Version 2.0 requirements. Consumer AV products that were previously eligible for qualification under the Version 1.0 ENERGY STAR Audio/DVD program will transition immediately to Version 2.0 with the same qualification requirements that were in place under Version 1.0. Updated Tier 2 requirements for these products will take effect on July 30, 2010. More stringent Tier 3 qualification requirements for all eligible AV products will take effect on March 30, 2012. Partners and other interested parties with questions may contact Kathleen Vokes, EPA, at Vokes.Kathleen@epa.gov.
Stakeholders are encouraged to provide written comments on the Final Draft Audio/Video Spec to AudioVideo@energystar.gov by Wednesday, October 28, 2009.
Stakeholders are encouraged to provide written comments on the Draft 2 Audio/Video Spec to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 11, 2009. A conference call to discuss Draft 2 has been tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 17, 2009.
As a result of stakeholder feedback received on the Draft 1 Version 2.0 ENERGY STAR Audio/Video specification and test procedure, EPA has made a few modifications to the product test procedure that was circulated on May 19, 2009. Important changes to the test procedure are highlighted in red text, and note boxes are included to provide further clarification about specific topics. EPA encourages all manufacturers to send additional test data by July 24, 2009 for consideration in development of modal power requirements for the Version 2.0 specification. Completed data collection sheets should be emailed to email@example.com.
A stakeholder conference call was held on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 to discuss comments on the Draft 1 Version 2.0 ENERGY STAR Audio/Video specification and the test data recieved to date by EPA.
Stakeholders are encouraged to submit any comments voiced during the conference call in written form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Furthermore, stakeholders are encouraged to continue submitting test data until July 24, 2009. This test data should also be sent to email@example.com.
A stakeholder conference call was held on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 to discuss a proposed framework for the Draft 1 Version 2.0 ENERGY STAR Audio/Video specification.
A stakeholder meeting was held on January 10, 2009 at the International CES. Documents from this meeting are available via the links below. Stakeholders are requested to submit their feedback and other comments to AudioVideo@energystar.gov no later than January 23, 2009.
The ENERGY STAR Audio/Video Specification Revision Kick-off Webinar was held on Wednesday, December 17, 2008. Links to meeting materials are provided below. Stakeholders are encouraged to submit feedback to AudioVideo@energystar.gov.