Dishwashers Criteria Revision

ENERGY STAR qualified dishwashers represent over 85 percent of the market. In order to maintain the integrity and value of the label, the Department of Energy will revise the existing ENERGY STAR criteria. The criteria were last updated January 1, 2001.

The 2007 ENERGY STAR criteria for dishwashers were released by the Department in March 2006 with an effective date of January 1, 2007.

If you have questions or concerns, please direct them to Richard Karney at

Preliminary Criteria

Criteria Change Materials

On July 13, 2005, the Department hosted a dishwasher stakeholder meeting in Washington, DC to discuss potential changes to the ENERGY STAR criteria for dishwashers. Below are the meeting’s agenda and presentations.

Meeting Presentations

First Round Comments

Second Round Comments

Final Comments