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Compliance Certification Enforcement

DOE enforces the energy and water conservation regulations established by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Appliance Standards Program to ensure that residential, commercial and industrial equipment deliver the energy and cost savings required by law.  To ensure that all covered products comply with the energy and water conservation standards, the enforcement office reviews manufacturers’ compliance with certification requirements.  Products covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended, are required annually to ‘‘certify by means of a certification report that each basic model(s) meets the applicable energy conservation standard.”  This program ensures that manufacturers provide the government with information demonstrating compliance with United States law. 

Certification Case Documents Available for Download

  • January 31, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Advance Energy Technologies, Inc. failed to certify walk-in cooler or
    freezer (WICFs) components as compliant with the energy conservation standards.

  • January 31, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Dade Engineering Corp. failed to certify walk-in cooler or freezer
    components as compliant with the energy conservation standards.

  • January 30, 2013

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Satco Products, Inc. failed to certify a variety of general service fluorescent lamps as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • November 7, 2012

    DOE ordered YMGI Group LLC to pay a $31,400 civil penalty after finding (1) YMGI had failed to certify that certain models of residential central air conditioners comply with the applicable energy conservation standards and (2) YMGI had distributed in commerce model TTWC-18K-31B, a through-the-wall air conditioner that does not meet the applicable energy conservation standard.

  • October 11, 2012

    DOE issued a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty to YMGI Group, LLC, alleging YMGI (1) distributed in commerce noncompliant through-the-wall split system central air conditioner model TTWC-18K-31B; and (2) distributed in commerce residential central air conditioners without first certifying the models to DOE as compliant with applicable DOE energy conservation standards.

  • October 11, 2012

    DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to YMGI Group, LLC, finding that YMGI's through-the-wall split system central air conditioner basic model TTWC-18K-31B fails to meet applicable DOE energy conservation standards.

  • October 9, 2012

    DOE ordered Sears, Roebuck & Co. to pay an $8,000 civil penalty after finding Sears had failed to certify that Sears dehumidifiers comply with the applicable energy conservation standard.

  • October 2, 2012

    DOE ordered Cloud 9 Marketing, Inc. d/b/a Winix, Inc., to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Winix had failed to certify that certain models of dehumidifiers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • October 2, 2012

    DOE ordered Royal Centurion, Inc., to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Royal Centurion had failed to certify that certain models of dehumidifiers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • September 6, 2012

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Sears, Roebuck & Co. failed to certify two dehumidifiers as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • September 6, 2012

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Cloud 9 Marketing, Inc. d/b/a Winix, Inc. failed to certify dehumidifiers as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 29, 2012

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Royal Centurion, Inc., failed to certify two dehumidifiers as compliant with the energy conservation standards.

  • August 9, 2012

    DOE ordered CNA International Inc. d/b/a MC Appliance Corporation to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding MC Appliance had failed to certify that certain models of room air conditioners comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 9, 2012

    DOE ordered Danby Products to pay a $9,900 civil penalty after finding Danby had failed to certify that certain models of refrigerators and freezers comply with the applicable energy conservation standard.

  • August 7, 2012

    DOE ordered Goodman Manufacturing Company L.P. to pay an $8,000 civil penalty after finding Goodman Manufacturing had failed to certify that certain room air conditioners comply with the applicable energy conservation standard.

  • August 2, 2012

    DOE ordered Sunpentown International Inc. to pay a $12,160 civil penalty after finding Sunpentown had failed to certify that certain models of room air conditioners comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 30, 2012

    DOE ordered Paragon Sales Co., Inc., to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Paragon Sales had failed to certify that certain models of Liebherr residential freezers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 27, 2012

    DOE ordered Electrolux North America to pay a $6,500 civil penalty after finding Electrolux had failed to certify that certain dishwashers comply with the applicable energy conservation standard.

  • July 25, 2012

    DOE ordered Almo Corporation to pay a $6,500 civil penalty after finding Almo had failed to certify that certain models of residential refrigerators comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 20, 2012

    DOE ordered Manitowoc Foodservice to pay an $6,000 civil penalty after finding Manitowoc Foodservice had failed to certify that Manitowoc walk-in coolers and freezers (WICFs) and their components comply with the applicable energy conservation standard.

  • July 20, 2012

    DOE ordered International Refrigeration Products to pay an $8,000 civil penalty after finding International Refrigeration had failed to certify that certain room air conditioners comply with the applicable energy conservation standard.

  • July 20, 2012

    DOE ordered ASKO Appliances, Inc. to pay a $36,500 civil penalty after finding ASKO had failed to certify that certain models of residential dishwashers and clothes washers comply with the applicable energy and water conservation standards.

  • July 11, 2012

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Manitowoc Foodservice failed to certify various walk-in coolers and freezers (WICFs) and their components as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 9, 2012

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Paragon Sales Co., Inc., failed to certify certain Liebherr residential freezers as compliant with the energy conservation standards.

  • July 9, 2012

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Sunpentown International Inc. failed to certify dehumidifiers as compliant with the energy conservation standards.