Water Coolers Specification Version 2.0

The Version 2.0 ENERGY STAR specification for Water Coolers has been finalized and will take effect on February 1, 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 Paul Karaffa, EPA, at Karaffa.Paul@epa.gov.

To be added to the ENERGY STAR contact list, stakeholders are encouraged to email watercoolers@energystar.gov with their contact information.  Manufacturers may elect to have their ENERGY STAR recognized certification body (CB) certify their eligible products to the Version 2.0 requirements starting May 9, 2013. 

Webinar Training for ENERGY STAR Certification to the Version 2.0 Water Coolers Specification – December 12, 2013

EPA held a webinar for EPA-recognized certification bodies (CBs) and water cooler manufacturing partners on Thursday, December 12th. The slide deck is provided below.


Water Cooler Final Specification – May 9, 2013
EPA Cover Memo (PDF, 44 KB)

Water Cooler Final Draft Specification – March 26, 2013
EPA Cover Letter (PDF, 111 KB)
Final Draft Data Set (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 19 KB)

Water Cooler Draft 2 Specification – January 9, 2013
EPA Cover Letter (PDF, 56 KB)

Water Coolers Draft 1 V 2.0 Specification Webinar — September 27, 2012

Water Cooler Draft 1 Specification - September 14, 2012
EPA Cover Letter (PDF, 176 KB)
All Hot/Cold Data (PDF, 47 KB)
Storage Hot/Cold Data (PDF, 52 KB)

Water Cooler Final Draft Test Method - July 3, 2012
EPA Cover Memo (PDF, 51 KB)

Water Cooler Draft 2 Test Method Webinar - February 16, 2012

Water Cooler Draft 2 Test Method - February 3, 2012
EPA Cover Letter (PDF, 59 KB)

Stakeholder Comments on the Stage 1 Draft ENERGY STAR Water Cooler Test Procedure
IBWA Comments (PDF, 18 KB)
MTN Comments (PDF, 125 KB)

Water Cooler Test Procedure Changes Webinar - June 7, 2011

Stage 1 Draft ENERGY STAR Water Cooler Test Procedure - May 31, 2011
EPA Cover Memo (PDF, 69 KB)

ENERGY STAR Water Cooler Test Procedure Changes Memo - May 18, 2011