2. MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF ENERGY STAR

EPA monitors ENERGY STAR labeled product models through a variety of market surveillance activities, including verification testing.

  • Models that fail to meet ENERGY STAR requirements are subject to EPA's disqualification procedures.
  • Manufacturers that fail to fulfill their ENERGY STAR partnership commitments are subject to EPA compliance actions. Energy efficiency program sponsors should note that:
    • Once a year in March, manufacturers who fail to submit unit shipment data are temporarily removed from the ENERGY STAR partner list, and their products removed from the qualifying products lists. Partners who subsequently fulfill this requirement have both their partnership and products restored to the ENERGY STAR website.
    • Occasionally, there are other manufacturers that have issues with fulfilling their partnership requirements and similarly, they are temporarily removed from the ENERGY STAR partner list, and their products removed from the qualifying products lists. Again, once they fulfill the requirement(s) in question, they have both their partnership and products restored to the ENERGY STAR website.
  • View current lists of disqualified products.
    Note: model numbers associated with disqualified products may not be re-purposed for future product certifications.
  • To report to EPA concerns regarding logo email logomisuse@energystar.gov and the issue will be investigated.
  • Learn more about EPA's third-party certification and product testing and verification program.

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Updated: June 2013