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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

  • June 1, 2012

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Haier America Trading LLC failed to certify various residential clothes dryers as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • February 28, 2012

    DOE ordered Technical Consumer Products, Inc. to pay a $3,000 civil penalty after finding TCP had failed to certify that a certain model of medium base compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) complies with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • October 28, 2011

    DOE ordered Thermo Products, LLC, to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Thermo Products had failed to conduct the required testing to certify that certain models of central air conditioning heat pumps comply with the applicable energy conservation standard.

  • October 28, 2011

    DOE ordered National Comfort Products to pay an $8,000 civil penalty after finding NCP had failed to conduct the required testing to certify that certain models of central air conditioners comply with the applicable energy conservation standard.

  • September 28, 2011

    DOE issued this Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty Notice to Thermo Products, LLC, alleging that the company certified several models of residential air conditioning heat pumps without performing testing required by DOE regulations.

  • September 28, 2011

    DOE issued this Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty Notice to National Comfort Products, alleging that the company certified several models of residential air conditioners without performing testing required by DOE regulations.

  • September 27, 2011

    DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to AeroSys, Inc. finding that basic models THDC-18S, THDC-18T, THDC-24S, and THDC-24T do not comport with the energy conservation standards.

  • September 8, 2011

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Jandy Pool Products, Inc. failed to certify a variety of pool heaters as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • September 8, 2011

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Averen, Inc. failed to certify a variety of faucets as compliant with the applicable water conservation standards.

  • August 2, 2011

    DOE ordered Hudson-Reed Limited to pay an $80,000 civil penalty after finding (1) Hudson-Reed had failed to certify that certain models of showerheads comply with the applicable water conservation standard and (2) Hudson-Reed had distributed in commerce in the U.S. certain models of showerheads that did not comply with the applicable water conservation standard.

  • June 20, 2011

    DOE ordered Acme Kitchenettes Corp. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Acme Kitchenettes had failed to certify that certain models of refrigerators comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • June 15, 2011

    DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Felix Storch finding that basic model FS62, a compact upright freezer, does not comport with the energy conservation standards.

  • May 24, 2011

    DOE withdrew the civil penalty notice issued to Aucma Group (aka Qingdao Aucma Import and Export Co., Ltd.) after DOE discovered that Aucma Group does not sell covered products in the U.S.

  • May 24, 2011

    DOE withdrew the civil penalty notice issued to Unionaire Group after DOE discovered that Unionaire does not sell covered products in the U.S.

  • May 24, 2011

    DOE withdrew the civil penalty notice issued to Turolight, Inc. after DOE discovered that Turolight does not sell covered products in the U.S.

  • May 23, 2011

    DOE ordered Trojan, Inc. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Trojan had failed to certify that certain models of incandescent reflector lamps comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 23, 2011

    DOE ordered EiKO Ltd. - North America to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding EiKO had failed to certify that certain models of incandescent reflector lamps comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 23, 2011

    DOE ordered Airwell-Fedders of North America to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Airwell-Fedders had failed to certify that certain models of room air conditioners comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 23, 2011

    DOE ordered Living Direct, Inc. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Living Direct had failed to certify that certain models of dishwashers, refrigerator-freezers and freezers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 20, 2011

    DOE ordered Elmira Stove Works to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Elmira Stove Works had failed to certify that certain models of refrigerator-freezers comply with the applicable energy conservation standard.

  • May 20, 2011

    DOE ordered Nationwide Industries, Inc., d/b/a Banner Faucets to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Nationwide Industries had failed to certify that certain models of faucets and showerheads comply with the applicable water conservation standards.

  • May 20, 2011

    DOE ordered Danby Products, Inc. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Danby had failed to certify that certain models of room air conditioners comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 20, 2011

    DOE ordered Topstar International, Inc. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Topstar International had failed to certify that certain models of incandescent reflector lamps comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 12, 2011

    DOE ordered Midea Washing Appliance Mfg. Co., Ltd. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Midea Washing Appliance had failed to certify that certain models of dishwashers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • May 5, 2011

    DOE ordered Fagor America, Inc. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Fagor America had failed to certify that certain models of refrigerators and dishwashers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.