Conservation Standards Enforcement

Office of the General Counsel

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The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement ensures that manufacturers (including importers) of consumer products and industrial equipment meet the nation’s energy and water conservation standards.  These efforts save money for consumers and ensure that products deliver on efficiency claims.  Strong enforcement of the rules encourages compliance and keeps manufacturers who break the law from having a competitive advantage over manufacturers who play by the rules.

Learn more about the Department of Energy’s appliance and industrial equipment standards.

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Conservation Standards Enforcement

Nortek: Order (2016-SE-16020)
DOE found that a certain split-system central air conditioning heat pump failed to comply with the energy conservation standards.
August 24, 2018
Electrolux: Order (2014-SE-14013)
DOE found that Frigidaire freezer basic model U21 failed to comply with the energy conservation standards.
July 27, 2018
Cayuga: Order (2017-CE-42027)
DOE ordered Cayuga Displays, Inc. to pay a $2,640 penalty after finding Cayuga distributed in commerce certain noncompliant commercial refrigerators.
June 14, 2018
Ice Air: Order (2014-SE-43001)
DOE found that Ice Air packaged terminal air conditioner model 8RSCT13 failed to comply with the energy conservation standards.
April 26, 2018