Includes eligibility criteria and partner commitments, which are required in order for your product to qualify for the ENERGY STAR label.
Central Air Equipment Program Requirements Version 5.0 (PDF, 493 KB.)
View documents, data, and correspondence related to the version in development.
For information regarding optional connected criteria in upcoming specifications:
View documents, data, and correspondence related to this version.
Central Air Conditioning Specification Version 5.0 Product Development Web Page
Historical List: On September 15, 2015, the ENERGY STAR Central Air Conditioning and Air Source Heat Pumps specification changed. View the last list of CAC-ASHPs that were qualified prior to the specification change (EXCEL, 5.4 MB).
Applying for the ENERGY STAR
If your product meets our criteria, then apply for an ENERGY STAR label.
To qualify a new product, contact an EPA-recognized Certification Body (CB) to have the product's performance certified. View EPA-recognized CBs, as well as an overview of EPA's third-party certification procedures.
Fact sheets, retail training materials, and other tools to help communicate the benefits of purchasing products that have earned the ENERGY STAR.