2014 Emerging Technology Award: Advanced Clothes Dryers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to recognize Advanced Clothes Dryers with the ENERGY STAR® Emerging Technology Award in 2014. Advanced clothes dryers present a significant savings opportunity compared to other appliance categories where cost-effective energy efficiency gains have largely been realized.

Dryers are one of the largest energy-using appliances in the home. For example, a typical dryer consumes more than 900 kWh/year, compared to a typical refrigerator that uses just 455 kWh/year.

For 2016, EPA is maintaining a list of clothes dryers that meet the 2014 Award performance criteria.

Systems that meet the performance criteria for advanced clothes dryers will be listed on this webpage once it is determined that all Award criteria have been satisfied.

2014 Emerging Technology Award-Winning Advanced Clothes Dryers

Award-winning dryers offer:
  • Energy savings of approximately 40% in the most efficient setting
  • Savings of as much as $430 over the service life of the dryer
  • Total savings of more than 3,800 kWh over the service life of the dryer

EPA estimates that an ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award-winning clothes dryer could:

  • Save enough energy in a year to run an ENERGY STAR certified clothes washer for 10 months.
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 5,000 pounds in its lifetime.

EPA Presents LG with the Emerging Technology Award in Washington, DC.

For more information, please email emergingtech@energystar.gov.