Residential Refrigerators and Freezers/Consumer Refrigeration Products Specification Version 5

The ENERGY STAR Version 5.1 Specification for residential refrigerators and freezers was finalized on August 5, 2021 and took effect on September 15, 2014. Materials related to this revision process are provided below. Partners and other interested parties with questions or concerns regarding these materials or the revision process can contact appliances@energystar.gov. To be added to the product development e-mail distribution list, please send your full contact information to appliances@energystar.gov. This webpage will be updated periodically as new information is received.

ENERGY STAR Version 5.1 Consumer Refrigeration Products Draft Specification Stakeholder Comments – July 7, 2021
AHAM Comments (PDF, 226 KB)
ASAP Comments (PDF, 102 KB)
CA IOUs Comments (PDF, 568 KB)
EPRI Comments (PDF, 206 KB)
NEEA Comments (PDF, 77 KB)
ENERGY STAR Version 5.1 Consumer Refrigeration Products Draft Specification Webinar Meeting – May 25, 2021

EPA hosted a webinar on May 25, 2021, to discuss the Version 5.1 Consumer Refrigeration Products Draft specification. Meeting materials provided below.

ENERGY STAR Version 5.1 Consumer Refrigeration Products Draft Specification – May 12, 2021
Final Version 5.0 ENERGY STAR Refrigerators and Freezers Specification and Demand Response Test Method – May 31,2013
Stakeholder Comments on Final Draft Version 5.0 – May 31, 2013
Comment Response (PDF, 88 KB)
AHAM Comments (PDF, 147 KB)
GE Comments (PDF, 322 KB)
Kenmore Comments (PDF, 242 KB)
Lowes Comments (PDF, 171 KB)
NRDC Comments (PDF, 68 KB)
SCE Comments (PDF, 187 KB)
Sub-Zero Comments (PDF, 45 KB)
Whirlpool Comments (PDF, 172 KB)
Final Draft Version 5.0 ENERGY STAR Specification and Test Method to Validate Demand Response for Residential Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers – March 20, 2013

EPA welcomes all partner and stakeholder feedback on the Final Draft Version 5.0 specification.  The deadline for comments is April 12, 2013.  Comments are due via e-mail to appliances@energystar.gov

Stakeholder Comments on updated Draft 3 Connected Criteria for Refrigerators and Freezers – January 17, 2013
AHAM Comments (PDF, 43 KB)
CEE Comments (PDF, 82 KB)
e-Radio Comments (PDF, 1.5 MB)
NAB Comments (PDF, 184 KB)
Stakeholder Comments on the ENERGY STAR Refrigerator Draft 2 Test Method - January 4, 2013
AHAM Comments (PDF, 37 KB)
Updated Draft 3 Connected Criteria for Refrigerators and Freezers – December 21, 2012
ENERGY STAR Refrigerator Draft 2 Test Method, Memo, and Draft 1 Comment Matrix – December 3, 2012
Stakeholder Comments on ENERGY STAR Refrigerators Draft 3 V5.0 Specification
AHAM Comments (PDF, 57 KB)
Best Buy Comments (PDF, 1.6 MB)
CEE Comments (PDF, 88 KB)
Electrolux Comments (PDF, 247 KB)
NRDC Comments (PDF, 127 KB)
Sub-Zero Comments (PDF, 52 KB)
Whirlpool Comments (PDF, 373 KB)
ENERGY STAR Stakeholder Webinar Meeting – September 20, 2012

EPA and DOE hosted a webinar on September 20, 2012, to discuss the Draft 3 Version 5.0 specification. Meeting materials provided below.

Draft 3 Version 5.0 ENERGY STAR Specification for Residential Refrigerators - September 6, 2012

EPA welcomes all partner and stakeholder feedback on the Draft 3 Version 5.0 specification. The deadline for comments is October 9, 2012. Comments on due via e-mail to appliances@energystar.gov.

Stakeholder Comments on ENERGY STAR Refrigerators and Freezers Draft 2 V5.0 Specification and Draft 1 Test Method for Connected Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers
EPRI Comments (PDF, 477 KB)
GE Comments (PDF, 585 KB)
SCE Comments (PDF, 227 KB)
Utility Comments (PDF, 115 KB)
ENERGY STAR Stakeholder Webinar Meeting - March 8, 2012

EPA and DOE hosted a webinar on March 8, 2012, to discuss the Draft 2 Version 5.0 specification and the Draft 1 test method. Meeting materials are provided below.

Draft 2 Version 5.0 ENERGY STAR Specification for Residential Refrigerators and Freezers - February 23, 2012

EPA welcomes all partner and stakeholder feedback on the Draft 2 Version 5.0 specification. The deadline for comments is March 23, 2012. Comments on due via e-mail to appliances@energystar.gov.

ENERGY STAR Draft 1 Test Method for Connected Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers - February 23, 2012

EPA and DOE welcome stakeholder feedback on the Draft 1 ENERGY STAR Test Method for Connected R/F to validate demand response. The deadline for comments is March 23, 2012. Comments are due via e-mail to appliances@energystar.gov.

Stakeholder Comments on ENERGY STAR Refrigerators and Freezers Draft 1 V5.0 Specification
AHAM Comments (PDF, 209 KB)
CEE Comments (PDF, 92 KB)
EPRI Comments (PDF, 181 KB)
GE Comments (PDF, 1.3 MB)
NEEA Comments (PDF, 670 KB)
NRECA Comments (PDF, 46 KB)
Sun Frost Comments (PDF, 34 KB)
Whirlpool Comments (PDF, 172 KB)
ENERGY STAR Stakeholder Webinar Meeting - November 15, 2011

EPA hosted a webinar on November 15, 2011, to discuss the Draft 1 Version 5.0 specification. Meeting materials are provided below.

Draft 1 Version 5.0 ENERGY STAR Specification for Residential Refrigerators and Freezers - November 7, 2011

EPA welcomes all partner and stakeholder feedback on the Draft 1 Version 5.0 specification. The deadline for comments is December 9, 2011. Comments are due via e-mail to appliances@energystar.gov.

Version 5.0 Data Set (EXCEL, 1.1 MB)
Stakeholder Comments on ENERGY STAR Refrigerators and Freezers V5.0 Specification Framework Document
AHAM Comments (PDF, 196 KB)
Electrolux Comments (PDF, 536 KB)
GE Comments (PDF, 543 KB)
Honeywell Comments (PDF, 811 KB)
MicroFridge Comments (PDF, 132 KB)
SANYO Comments (PDF, 1.3 MB)
ENERGY STAR Stakeholder Webinar Meeting - July 25, 2011

EPA hosted a webinar on July 25, 2011, to discuss the Version 5.0 Specification Framework Document. Meeting materials are provided below.

ENERGY STAR Residential Refrigerators and Freezers Version 5.0 Specification Framework Document - July 11, 2011

EPA welcomes all partner and stakeholder feedback on the Version 5.0 Specification Framework Document. Comments are due via e-mail to appliances@energystar.gov by August 10, 2011.

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