Includes eligibility criteria and partner commitments, which are required in order for your product to earn the ENERGY STAR label.
Clothes Washers Program Requirements Version 8.0 (Effective February 5, 2018. Note: as of May 5, 2017, manufacturers may have products certified to Version 8.0)
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Clothes Washer Specification Version 8.0
Clothes Washer Specification Version 7.0
Clothes Washer Specification Version 6.0
Clothes Washer Program Requirements Version 5.1 (PDF, 149KB)
Clothes Washer Specification Version 5.0
Clothes Washer Program Requirements 2009 (PDF, 168KB)
Clothes Washer Specification Version 4.0
Clothes Washer Program Requirements 2007 (PDF, 164KB)
Historical list: On February 5, 2018, the ENERGY STAR Clothes Washer specification changed.
Historical list: On March 7, 2015, the ENERGY STAR Clothes Washer specification changed.
Historical list: On February 15, 2013, the ENERGY STAR Clothes Washer specification changed. View the last list of Commercial Clothes Washers that were certified prior to the specification change. (EXCEL, 62.5 KB)
Applying for the ENERGY STAR
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To certify a new product, contact an EPA-recognized Certification Body (CB) to have the product's performance certified. A list of EPA-recognized CBs, as well as an overview of EPA's third-party certification procedures, is available at www.energystar.gov/3rdpartycert.
Fact sheets, retail training materials, and other tools to help communicate the benefits of purchasing products that have earned the ENERGY STAR.