ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2016 Criteria Development

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EPA has released ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2016 proposed recognition criteria for stakeholder review. Please email all questions and comments to

Final 2016 Recognition Criteria
Boilers (PDF, 0 B)
Ceiling Fans (PDF, 0 B)
Clothes Washers (PDF, 0 B)
Computer Monitors (PDF, 0 B)
Dishwashers (PDF, 0 B)
Furnaces (PDF, 43 KB)
HVAC Narrative Guide (PDF, 31 KB)
Televisions (PDF, 183 KB)
Refrigerator-Freezers (PDF, 297 KB)
Ventilating Fans (PDF, 0 B)
Windows (PDF, 0 B)
Draft Refrigerator Criteria Stakeholder Comments
ACEEE Comments (PDF, 0 B)
AHAM Comments (PDF, 40 KB)
Haier Comments (PDF, 65 KB)
Whirlpool Comments (PDF, 288 KB)
Draft Criteria Stakeholder Comments
AHAM Comments (PDF, 35 KB)
NRDC Comments (PDF, 111 KB)
Panasonic Comments (PDF, 118 KB)
Samsung Comments (PDF, 185 KB)
ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2015 Update and 2016 Proposal Webinar Slides
Draft 2016 Recognition Criteria
Boilers (PDF, 119 KB)
Ceiling Fans (PDF, 179 KB)
Clothes Washers (PDF, 181 KB)
Computer Monitors (PDF, 297 KB)
Dishwashers (PDF, 184 KB)
Furnaces (PDF, 46 KB)
Refrigerator-Freezers (PDF, 208 KB)
Televisions (PDF, 183 KB)
Ventilating Fans (PDF, 180 KB)
Windows (PDF, 186 KB)