In 2010, DOE created a new Office of Enforcement in the Office of the General Counsel, which leads the Department's efforts to ensure manufacturers deliver products that meet the energy and water conservation standards. Compliant products save energy and money for American consumers and businesses. This page provides information to the public about actions the new Office has taken to improve compliance.
Enforcement activities ensure compliance with energy-efficiency standards and other regulations through prosecution of violations, issuance of guidance, and extensive outreach. In addition, the Office of Enforcement works closely with the Building Technologies Program to protect consumers by verifying that ENERGY STAR products provide the energy savings they advertise.