(Are you a consumer? See For Consumers)
Includes eligibility criteria and partner commitments, which are required in order for your product to qualify for the ENERGY STAR label.
ENERGY STAR Version 5.1 Consumer Refrigeration Products Program Requirements.pdf (PDF, 521 KB) (Effective September 15, 2014.)
View documents, data, and correspondence related to this version.
Refrigerators and Freezers Program Requirements Version 5.0 (PDF, 328KB) (Effective September 15, 2014.)
Residential Refrigerators and Freezers Specification Version 5.0
Residential Refrigerators and Freezers Specification Version 4.0
Historical List: On September 15, 2014, the ENERGY STAR Residential Refrigerators and Freezers specification changed. View the last list of Refrigerators and Freezers that were qualified to Version 4.1 prior to the specification change (EXCEL, 88 KB).
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. 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.
Consumer Messaging Guide for Appliances (PDF, 9.6 MB)
ENERGY STAR Most Efficient Sales Training (PDF, 9 MB)
ENERGY STAR Refrigerator Sales Associate Training (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Fact sheets, retail training materials, and other tools to help communicate the benefits of purchasing products that have earned the ENERGY STAR.