Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1988
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards
Policy Target:Residential Appliances
Agency:U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Legal References:Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Title III, Subtitle B
Funding:USD 20 million requested for FY2009

This Department of Energy (DOE)-managed program develops, promulgates and enforces test procedures and minimum energy efficiency standards for residential appliances and certain commercial equipment. Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the Energy Policy Act 2005 the Department of Energy is required to review and set new appliance efficiency standards and these are regularly amended. Federal energy conservation standards that have gone into effect since 1988 are projected to save a cumulative total of 75 quadrillion Btus (quads) of energy by the year 2045.

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