Laboratory Grade Refrigerators and Freezers Specification Version 1.0

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently developing a new ENERGY STAR product specification for laboratory grade refrigerators and freezers. Partners and other interested parties who would like to participate in this process are encouraged to contact Melissa Fiffer, EPA, at Fiffer.Melissa@epa.gov. This web page will be updated periodically as new information is available. To be added to the product development email distribution list, please send your full contact information to labgraderefrigeration@energystar.gov.

ENERGY STAR Lab Grade Refrigerators and Freezers Final Specification – May 18, 2017

ENERGY STAR Laboratory Grade Refrigerators and Freezers Version 1.1 Draft Specification Webinar

EPA held a webinar on April 12, 2017 to discuss the Version 1.1 Draft Specification. Please send all written feedback to labgraderefrigeration@energystar.gov no later than Wednesday, April 26, 2017.


ENERGY STAR Version 1.1 Lab Grade Refrigerators and Freezers Version Draft Specification – April 6, 2017

EPA will host a webinar to discuss the Version 1.1 Lab Grade Refrigerators and Freezers Draft Specification on Wednesday, Arpil 12 from 1:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time. Please register for the webinar here.


ENERGY STAR Lab Grade Refrigerators and Freezers Final Specification – December 21, 2016

ENERGY STAR Lab Grade Refrigerators and Freezers Final Draft Specification Stakeholder Comments - November 23, 2016

ENERGY STAR Lab Grade Refrigerators and Freezers Final Draft Specification - November 7, 2016

ENERGY STAR Lab Grade Refrigerators and Freezers Draft 3 Specification - August 18, 2016

ENERGY STAR Lab Grade Refrigerators and Freezers Draft 2 Specification Webinar - December 7, 2015

ENERGY STAR Lab Grade Refrigerators and Freezers Draft 2 Specification - November 17, 2015

ENERGY STAR Version 1.0 Lab Grade Refrigerators and Freezers Data Assembly Extension - January 28, 2015
Lab Grade RF Test Reporting Template (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 35 KB)

ENERGY STAR Lab Grade Refrigerators and Freezers Draft 1 Specification Webinar - December 17, 2014

ENERGY STAR Lab Grade Refrigerators and Freezers Draft 1 Specification - November 17, 2014
Lab Grade RF Test Method (PDF, 457 KB)
Lab Grade RF Test Reporting Template (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 35 KB)

ENERGY STAR Lab Grade Refrigerators and Freezers Final Test Method – July 16, 2014

ENERGY STAR Lab Grade Refrigerators and Freezers Final Draft Test Method Webinar Meeting – April 15, 2014

ENERGY STAR Lab Grade Refrigerators and Freezers Final Draft Test Method – March 17, 2014
Final Draft Test Method (PDF, 642 KB)

ENERGY STAR Draft 2 Test Method Webinar Meeting – October 23, 2013

DOE hosted a webinar meeting to discuss the Draft 2 ENERGY STAR Test Method. The presentation from the webinar is provided below.


ENERGY STAR Draft 2 Test Method - September 20, 2013

DOE and EPA has released a Draft 2 of the ENERGY STAR Test Method and welcomes stakeholder feedback through October 23, 2013. Please send written comments to labgraderefrigeration@energystar.gov

Cover Memo (PDF, 112 KB)

ENERGY STAR Draft 1 Test Method Webinar Meeting - November 8, 2012

DOE hosted a webinar to discuss the Draft 1 ENERGY STAR Test Method and welcomes stakeholder feedback through November 15, 2012.  Please send written comments to labgraderefrigeration@energystar.gov.

AGA Marvel Comments (PDF, 72 KB)
Eppendorf Comments (PDF, 114 KB)
Follet Comments (PDF, 38 KB)
Helmer Comments (PDF, 165 KB)
Manitowoc Comments (PDF, 43 KB)
Panasonic Comments (PDF, 243 KB)
So-Low Comments (PDF, 35 KB)
ThermoFisher Comments (PDF, 621 KB)
UC Davis Comments (PDF, 32 KB)

ENERGY STAR Draft 1 Test Method - September 28, 2012

The U.S. Department of Energy, as of 2009, is the lead for developing and validating ENERGY STAR test methods.  DOE has released a Draft 1 of the ENERGY STAR Test Method and welcomes stakeholder feedback through October 31, 2012. Please send written comments to labgraderefrigeration@energystar.gov.

Cover Memo (PDF, 104 KB)

ENERGY STAR Online Stakeholder Meeting - September 22, 2010

EPA hosted a stakeholder Webinar on September 22, 2010. Meeting materials are provided below. EPA welcomes additional test data through January 2011.

Attendee List (PDF, 15 KB)
Meeting Notes (PDF, 41 KB)
Norlake Comments (PDF, 10 KB)
Sanyo Comments (PDF, 48 KB)
UC Davis Comments (PDF, 160 KB)

Laboratory Grade Refrigerator and Freezer Data Analysis and Framework Document - September 7, 2010

EPA welcomes your feedback on this document. Comments are due via email to labgraderefrigeration@energystar.gov no later than September 30, 2010. EPA also requests additional test data through November 2010.


Final Draft Test Procedure Supplement

ENERGY STAR Online Stakeholder Meeting - August 5, 2009

EPA hosted an online stakeholder meeting on August 5, 2009 to discuss the Draft 2 Supplement to ANSI/ASHRE 72-2005. Meeting materials are provided below.

Attendee List (PDF, 38 KB)
Meeting Notes (PDF, 81 KB)

Draft 2 Test Procedure Supplement

Draft 1 Test Procedure Supplement

ENERGY STAR Laboratory Grade Refrigerators and Freezers Stakeholder Meeting - January 22, 2009
Attendee List (PDF, 37 KB)

ENERGY STAR Online Stakeholder Meeting - May 1, 2008

EPA hosted an online stakeholder meeting to introduce laboratory grade refrigerator and freezer stakeholders to the ENERGY STAR program and discuss approaches to developing an ENERGY STAR specification for this product category. Meeting materials are provided below.

Attendee List (PDF, 33 KB)
Meeting Notes (PDF, 80 KB)

Announcement Letter