Audio/Video Specification Version 3.0

The Version 3.0 ENERGY STAR specification for Audio Video products has been finalized. Materials related to this revision process are provided below. Stakeholders who received past communications related to development of Version 2 will continue to receive updates on this development effort. To be added to the contact list, stakeholders are encouraged to contact audiovideo@energystar.gov with their contact information.

Final Version 3.0 ENERGY STAR Audio Video Specification (Rev. Dec-2014) - December 3, 2014
EPA revised the specification to remove a reference to a previous version of the external power supply (EPS) test method in Table 6 “Test Methods for ENERGY STAR Qualification”. As stated in Section 3.2.1, EPSs shall be tested to the Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of External Power Supplies in  Appendix Z to 10 CFR Part 430.
Final Version 3.0 ENERGY STAR Audio Video Specification (Rev. Nov-2014) - November 11, 2014
Final Version 3.0 ENERGY STAR Audio Video Specification - August 1, 2012

The Version 3.0 ENERGY STAR specification for Audio Video has been finalized and will take effect May 1, 2013. Manufacturers may elect to have their Certification Body (CB) certify their eligible products to the Version 3.0 requirements from now on. The program requirements, including the specification, and additional information are available through the links below.

Stakeholder Comments on the Final Draft Version 3.0 ENERGY STAR Audio Video Specification
Bose comments (PDF, 603 KB)
Lab.gruppen Comments (PDF, 105 KB)
Final Draft Version 3.0 ENERGY STAR Audio Video Specification - May 23, 2012

The Final Draft Version 3.0 Audio Video specification and associated documents were released on May 23, 2012. Manufacturers and other stakeholders are encouraged to e-mail feedback on this Final Draft specification to audiovideo@energystar.gov by June 8, 2011.

Amplifier Efficiency Version 3.0 Audio Video Memo - November 8, 2011
Draft 2 Version 3.0 Audio Video Webinar - September 19, 2011
Draft 2 Version 3.0 ENERGY STAR Audio Video Specification - September 9, 2011

The Draft 2 Version 3.0 Audio Video specification was released on September 9, 2011. Manufacturers and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to e-mail feedback on this Draft 2 specification to audiovideo@energystar.gov by September 27, 2011.

EPA Cover Memo (PDF, 53 KB)
Draft 1 Version 3.0 Audio Video Stakeholder Comments
Bose Comments (PDF, 1.1 MB)
LG Commments (PDF, 42 KB)
Sony Comments (PDF, 429 KB)
Draft 1 Version 3.0 Audio Video Webinar - July 19, 2011
Draft 1 Version 3.0 ENERGY STAR Audio Video Specification - June 24, 2011

The Draft 1 Version 3.0 Audio Video specification was released on June 24, 2011. Manufacturers and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to e-mail feedback on this Draft 1 specification to audiovideo@energystar.gov by July 27, 2011.

EPA Cover Memo (PDF, 64 KB)
ENERGY STAR Audio Video Version 3.0 Kickoff Memo