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Conservation Standards Enforcement

The Office of the General Counsel is working to ensure that manufacturers of consumer products and commercial equipment meet the nation’s conservation standards.  Through its new focus on enforcement, the Department of Energy will save money for consumers and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  “For the sake of our environment and our economy, it’s critical that we enforce our energy efficiency regulations,” said Scott Blake Harris, former DOE General Counsel.  “Strong enforcement of the rules will encourage compliance and keep manufacturers who break the law from having a competitive advantage over manufacturers who play by the rules.”  DOE enforces the energy and water conservation standards pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended.

Learn more about the Department of Energy’s appliance and commercial equipment standards.

Case Documents Available for Download

  • March 9, 2016

    DOE ordered AHT Cooling Systems, Inc. to pay a $179,040 civil penalty after finding AHT had manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. at least 1,032 units of commercial refrigeration equipment model RIO S 68 L F, a noncompliant product.

  • March 1, 2016

    DOE ordered Utility Refrigerator to pay a $200 civil penalty after finding Utility manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. 1 unit of the Utility brand commercial refrigerator model PT-R-75-SS-3S-3S-N, which did not meet the application energy conservation standard.

  • February 25, 2016

    DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Islandaire, Inc. finding that the Islandaire package terminal air conditioner basic model CPZ-09ANR1-B, which includes models EZ4209B and EZDR09B, does not comport with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • February 25, 2016

    DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Islandaire, Inc. finding that the Islandaire package terminal air conditioner basic model CPZ-07ANR1-B, which includes model EZDR07B, does not comport with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • February 25, 2016

    DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Islandaire, Inc. finding that the Islandaire package terminal air conditioner basic model CPZ-129ANR1-B, which includes models EZDR12B and EZD4212B, does not comport with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • February 4, 2016

    DOE ordered True Manufacturing Co., Inc., to pay a $36,400 civil penalty after finding True had manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. 182 units of True commercial refrigerator basic models TCGG-72 and TCGG-72-S, which did not meet the application energy conservation standard.

  • January 8, 2016

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that AHT Cooling Systems, Inc. manufactured and distributed noncompliant commercial
    refrigeration equipment model RIO S 68 L F in the U.S.

  • December 30, 2015

    DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Utility Refrigerator finding that commercial refrigeration equipment basic model number PT-R-75-SS-3S-3S-N does not comport with the energy conservation standards.

  • October 27, 2015

    DOE ordered Victory Refrigeration to pay a $1,600 civil penalty after finding Victory had manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. at least 8 units of commercial refrigerator-freezer basic model RFS-1D-S1-EW-PT-HD, a noncompliant product.

  • October 27, 2015

    DOE ordered Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. to pay a $1.5 million civil penalty after finding Friedrich had manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. 8,241 units of Friedrich model SQ10N10, a noncompliant room air conditioner.

  • September 25, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Victory Refrigeration manufactured and distributed noncompliant commercial refrigerator-freezer model RFS-1D-S1-EW-PT-HD in the U.S.

  • August 31, 2015

    DOE ordered Traulsen – ITW Food Group LLC to pay a $52,600 civil penalty after finding Traulsen had manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. at least 284 units of commercial refrigerator-freezer basic model RDT132DUT-HHS, a noncompliant product.

  • August 18, 2015

    DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Victory Refrigeration finding that commercial refrigeration equipment basic model number RFS-1D-S1-EW-PT-HD (including each individual model within the basic model) does not comport with the energy conservation standards.

  • July 22, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Traulsen – ITW Food Group, LLC manufactured and distributed noncompliant commercial refrigerator-freezer model RDT132DUT-HHS in the U.S.

  • July 21, 2015

    DOE ordered Morris Products, Inc. to pay a $170,720 civil penalty after finding Morris had manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. a large quantity of noncompliant metal halide lamp fixtures.

  • July 7, 2015

    DOE ordered Sunshine Lighting to pay a $150,000 civil penalty after finding Sunshine had manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. 1780 units of Sunshine brand basic model 04937-SU and 1134 units of Sunshine brand basic model 04952-SU, noncompliant metal halide lamp fixtures.

  • June 19, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Morris Products, Inc. manufactured and distributed noncompliant metal halide lamp fixtures in the U.S.

  • June 19, 2015

    DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Seaga Manufacturing, Inc. finding that the refrigerated bottle and canned beverage vending machine (BVM) basic model with name plate model SP536R does not comport with the energy conservation standards.

  • June 9, 2015

    DOE ordered Bu Sung America Corporation (dba Everest Refrigeration) to pay a $12,080 civil penalty after finding Bu Sung had manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. at least 64 units of noncompliant commercial refrigerator basic model ESGR3.

  • June 3, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Bu Sung America Corporation (dba Everest Refrigeration) manufactured and distributed noncompliant commercial refrigeration equipment model ESGR3 in the U.S.

  • May 14, 2015

    DOE ordered Perlick Corporation to pay a $168,200 civil penalty after finding Perlick had manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. 841 units of basic model HP24F, a noncompliant freezer.

  • April 28, 2015

    DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Traulsen – ITW Food Group, LLC finding that commercial refrigeration equipment basic model number RDT132DUT-HHS does not comport with the energy conservation standards.

  • April 24, 2015

    DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Bu Sung America Corporation (dba Everest Refrigeration) finding that commercial refrigeration equipment model number ESGR3 does not comport with the energy conservation standards.

  • April 15, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Perlick Corporation manufactured and distributed noncompliant freezer basic model HP24F in the U.S.

  • April 14, 2015

    DOE ordered Philips Lighting North America Corp. to pay a $75,000 civil penalty after finding Philips had manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. at least 12,275 units of a variety of illuminated exit sign models.