Clothes Washers Criteria Version 4.0

The Department of Energy recently released an announcement letter as well as the final revisions to the ENERGY STAR criteria for clothes washers with an effective date of January 1, 2007. Partners and stakeholder groups submitted comments on the final announcement and analysis, which are posted below under Final Announcement Comments.

If you have questions or concerns about this criteria revision, you are welcome to send comments electronically to or by fax at (202) 586-4617.

Final Criteria Announcement and Analysis

Final Announcement Comments

Criteria Proposal