The Appliance & Equipment Standards Program in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy sets performance standards for the energy efficiency of many types of consumer products and industrial equipment.

Report Violations

To report potential violations of those standards, send an email to: or call 202-287-6997.  Include in your message the type of product and the brand and model number.  Please describe why you believe that the product may violate the applicable standard(s).

The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement investigates all complaints about potential noncompliance.  DOE will protect the identity of complainants to the maximum extent permitted by law.