Large Network Equipment Specification Version 1.0

EPA is currently developing a new product specification for large network equipment. Manufacturers, Service Providers, and other interested parties who would like to participate in this process are encouraged to send their contact information to largenetwork@energystar.gov to be added to the distribution list for specification development updates. This Web page will be updated periodically as new information becomes available.

Large Network Equipment Final Specification and Final Test Method - December 2, 2015

ENERGY STAR Large Network Equipment Conference Call, November 16, 2015 – Supplemental Documentation

Large Network Equipment Final Draft Specification and Final Test Method - September 14, 2015
LNE Final Test Method (PDF, 179 KB)
LNE Final Test Reporting Template (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 34 KB)
LNE Draft Data Requirements (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 21 KB)

Large Network Equipment Draft 2 Specification and Final Draft Test Method - June 23, 2015
LNE Draft 2 Cover Letter (PDF, 111 KB)
LNE Final Draft Test Reporting Template (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 34 KB)

Large Network Equipment May Working Session Webinar – May 13, 2015

Large Network Equipment April Working Session Webinar: Fiber Optic Ports and Test Method – April 3, 2015

Large Network Equipment March Working Session Webinar: Product Family/Scope – March 6, 2015

March 6 Large Network Equipment Stakeholder Call: Defining Scope and Product Family

Large Network Equipment Stakeholder Webinar — January 30, 2015

Stakeholder Comments on the Draft 1 Specification and Draft 2 Test Method
Arista Networks Comments (PDF, 146 KB)
Green Grid Comments (PDF, 100 KB)
TIA Comments (PDF, 113 KB)

Large Network Equipment Version 1.0 Draft 1 Specification and Draft 2 Test Method Webinar — August 13, 2014

Draft 1 Version 1.0 Large Network Equipment Specification - August 4, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) welcomes your input on the below Draft 1 Version 1.0 ENERGY STAR® LNE specification, as well as the Draft 2 LNE Test Procedure developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Comments on these documents are due no later than August 29, 2014.

V1.0 LNE Test Reporting Template (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 32 KB)

Data Assembly — September 19, 2013

EPA is now assembling a dataset on the energy performance of Large Network Equipment from which to establish draft eligibility criteria for the Version 1.0 ENERGY STAR® Large Network Equipment (LNE) specification. EPA will consider data submitted to largenetwork@energystar.gov received by December 20, 2013 in development of eligibility criteria in future drafts. Below are files related to this effort:

LNE Data Assembly Memo (PDF, 50 KB)
LNE Draft 1 Test Method (PDF, 121 KB)
LNE Draft 1 Test Reporting Template (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 33 KB)

Stakeholder Comments on Framework Document
Cisco Comments (PDF, 292 KB)
f5 Comments (PDF, 90 KB)
Green Grid Comments (PDF, 186 KB)
HP Comments (PDF, 77 KB)
IBM Comments (PDF, 108 KB)
ITI Comments (PDF, 229 KB)
TIA Comments (PDF, 50 KB)

Framework Document and Draft 1 Test Method Webinar — July 2, 2013

Large Network Equipment Framework Document and Draft 1 Test Method — June 13, 2013

A Framework Document and Draft 1 Test Method are posted below.  Stakeholders are encouraged to review these documents and provide written feedback via email to largenetwork@energystar.gov by Friday, July 12, 2013.

LNE Framework Document (PDF, 65 KB)
LNE Draft 1 Test Method (PDF, 235 KB)
LNE Draft 1 Test Reporting Form (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 31 KB)

Stakeholder Comments on Discussion Document
AT&T Comments (PDF, 175 KB)
Cisco Comments (PDF, 136 KB)
IBM Comments (PDF, 25 KB)
ITI Comments (PDF, 244 KB)
TIA Comments (PDF, 63 KB)

Large Network Equipment Discussion Document and Preliminary Testing Approach — October 19, 2012

A discussion document and a preliminary testing approach are posted below.  Stakeholders are encouraged to review these documents and provide written feedback via email to largenetwork@energystar.gov by Wednesday, November 21, 2012.


Version 1.0 Large Network Equipment Specification Development Launch – October 2, 2012

EPA will host a scoping and test procedure kickoff webinar on Wednesday, October 24th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Please RSVP to largenetwork@energystar.gov no later than Wednesday, October 17th.