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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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  • July 26, 2011

    DOE referred Electrolux room air conditioner model EW26SS70I* 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.

  • July 7, 2011

    DOE referred Perlick refrigerator HP48RO-S 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.

  • July 7, 2011

    DOE referred the matter of Electrolux room air conditioner model FRA256ST2 to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • March 16, 2011

    DOE referred the matter of Whirlpool clothes washer model MVWC6ESWW1 to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • March 16, 2011

    DOE referred the matter of Friedrich room air conditioner model SM18M30 to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • March 16, 2011

    DOE referred the matter of Maytag clothes washer model MVWC6ESWW1 to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • March 4, 2011

    DOE referred the matter of Westpointe-brand room air conditioner model MWF-08CR to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • March 4, 2011

    DOE referred Haier room air conditioner model ESA408J 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.

  • March 4, 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.

  • February 8, 2011

    DOE referred Perlick refrigerator HP72ROO-S 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.

  • December 21, 2010

    DOE referred Haier room air conditioner model ESA3087 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.

  • December 14, 2010

    DOE referred the matter of Friedrich room air conditioner SS14L10-E to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • December 9, 2010

    DOE referred Electrolux chest freezer model FFN09M5HW* 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.

  • November 4, 2010

    DOE referred the matter of Danby room air conditioner model DAC10507EE to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • October 5, 2010

    DOE referred Equator Appliance clothes washer EZ 3720 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.

  • October 5, 2010

    DOE referred the matter of Equator clothes washer model EZ 3720 CEE to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • October 5, 2010

    DOE referred the matter of Electrolux room air conditioner model GAH105Q2T1 to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • October 5, 2010

    DOE referred the matter of Electrolux room air conditioner model GAH105Q2T1 to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • September 2, 2010

    DOE referred the matter of Whirlpool's Amana-brand dishwasher model ASD2524VE to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • May 28, 2010

    LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. v. U.S. Dept. of Energy, Civil Action Number 1:09-cv-02297-JDB - LG voluntarily dismissed its claims against the DOE and agrees to remove the ENERGY STAR labels from various refrigerator-freezers.

  • May 27, 2010

    DOE referred the matter of ASKO dishwasher model D5122XXLB to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • March 16, 2010

    DOE referred the matter of Samsung refrigerator-freezer model RF26VAB to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

  • January 25, 2010

    DOE issued letters to 25 manufacturers of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) involving various models after PEARL Cycle 9 testing indicated that the models do not meet the ENERGY STAR specification and, therefore, are disqualified from the ENERGY STAR Program.

  • January 7, 2010

    DOE entered into a Consent Decree with Haier America Trading, L.L.C., after DOE testing in the Energy Star Verification Testing Pilot Program showed Haier's freezer model HUF138EA, not only failed to satisfy the ENERGY STAR specification, but also failed to meet the applicable federal energy conservation standards.

  • December 23, 2009

    December 23, 2009

    DOE filed a brief in opposition to LG Electronic's motion for preliminary injunction.  Issuance of an injunction would prevent DOE from revoking an exception to a 2008 agreement whereby LG could temporarily continue to test certain fill tubes and ice ejection heaters for ENERGY STAR compliance while they are in the "off" rather than the "on" position.