Includes eligibility criteria and partner commitments, which are required in order for your product to qualify for the ENERGY STAR label.
For Product Brand Owners
Version 4.1 Program Requirements for Set-top Boxes (PDF, 581KB)
Version 5.0 Program Requirements for Set-top Boxes (Available for early certification, the Version 5.0 ENERGY STAR Set-top Box specification shall take effect on January 1, 2017 for all products with the exception of Thin Clients. Thin Clients must meet these requirements on January 1, 2018.)
For Service Providers
Version 4.1 Program Requirements for Set-top Boxes (PDF, 729KB)
Version 5.0 Program Requirements for Set-top Boxes (Available for early certification, effective January 1, 2017)
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There are no specifications currently under development.
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Historical List: On September 1, 2011, the ENERGY STAR set-top box specification changed. View the last list of set-top boxes that were qualified prior to the specification change (EXCEL, 102 KB).
Historical List: On December 19, 2014, the ENERGY STAR set-top box specification changed.
Applying for the ENERGY STAR
If your product meets our criteria, then apply for an ENERGY STAR label.
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.