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Support for ENERGY STAR Enforcement

By offering a means for consumers to buy products more energy-efficient than required by law, ENERGY STAR has huge potential to save money for consumers by offering buyers more options in energy-efficient products.  In a new initiative, the Department is expanding verification and supporting enforcement of ENERGY STAR to preserve the viability and effectiveness of the ENERGY STAR program.  Through independent testing, we are working to verify manufacturer certifications of the efficiency or energy use ratings of their appliances and ensuring manufacturers provide the increased energy and cost savings they advertise.

Learn more about ENERGY STAR and DOE's ENERGY STAR Verification Testing Program.

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  • June 20, 2013

    DOE referred the matter of Summit-brand refrigerator-freezer model F1112BL to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • June 12, 2013

    DOE referred the matter of Fisher & Paykel Appliances residential clothes washer, model WA42T26GW1, to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • June 7, 2013

    DOE referred the matter of Edgestar-brand dehumidifier, model DEP400EW, to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • May 10, 2013

    DOE referred the matter of Sunpentown-brand refrigerator, model RF-330SS, manufactured by Hefei Hualing Co., Ltd., to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • May 10, 2013

    DOE referred the matter of Haier-brand dehumidifier, model DE45EK, to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • May 10, 2013

    DOE referred the matter of Danby-brand dehumidifier, model DDR7009REE, to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • May 10, 2013

    DOE referred the matter of Kenmore-brand dehumidifier, model number 90701, to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • May 6, 2013

    DOE referred the matter of Danby-brand freezer, model DUFM304WDB, to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • May 6, 2013

    DOE referred the matter of Emerson-brand refrigerator, model CR289E, to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • August 29, 2012

    DOE referred the matter of General Electric refrigerator-freezer basic model PFSF5NFZ**** to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • August 14, 2012

    DOE referred the matter of Intirion refrigerator model MFRA-4GF to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • June 6, 2012

    DOE referred the matter of Friedrich air conditioner models WS12C10, US12C30, and WS13C30 to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the models do not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • May 22, 2012

    DOE referred the matter of Avanti refrigerator model BCA4560W-2 to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • April 18, 2012

    DOE referred the matter of Kenmore-brand freezer model 253.16582104, which is manufactured by Electrolux Major Appliances North America ("Electrolux"), to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing raised issues regarding whether model 253.16582104 was properly qualified as an ENERGY STAR model.

  • April 3, 2012

    DOE referred the matter of Electrolux dishwasher model EIDW6305*** to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model may not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • December 22, 2011

    DOE referred the matter of ASKO dishwasher model D5253XXL to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model may not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • December 22, 2011

    DOE referred the matter of Dayton-brand refrigerator-freezer model 5NTX1 to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • October 28, 2011

    DOE referred the matter of Summit brand freezer model CF11ES and Midea freezer model HS-390C to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • September 20, 2011

    DOE referred the matter of Haier refrigerator model PRTS21SAC* to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • September 13, 2011

    DOE referred the matter of KitchenAid refrigerator model KSRG25FVMS* to the EPA, brand manager of the ENERGY STAR Program, for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • September 6, 2011

    DOE referred the matter of KitchenAid refrigerator model KSRS25RV* to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • August 18, 2011

    DOE referred the matter of Friedrich room air conditioner model CP15F10 to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • August 18, 2011

    DOE referred the matter of Friedrich room air conditioner models US12C10 and US10C30 to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the models do not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • August 18, 2011

    DOE referred Friedrich room air conditioner YM18M34-A to EPA, brand manager of the ENERGY STAR program, for appropriate action after DOE testing revealed that the model does not meet ENERGY STAR requirements.

  • August 16, 2011

    DOE referred the matter of Friedrich room air conditioner model SS12M30 to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.