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

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Rheem: Order (2018-SE-43026)
DOE found that Rheem commercial package air conditioner model # RKKL-B090D failed to comply with energy conservation standards.
March 19, 2021
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Nortek: Order (2017-SE-16012)
DOE found that single package central air conditioner basic model number P7RE-048K failed to comply with energy conservation standards.
December 10, 2020
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Alliance: Order (2015-SE-20008)
DOE found that Alliance residential clothes washer model # R9 failed to comply with energy conservation standards.
November 30, 2020
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Rheem: Order (2016-SE-16022)
DOE found that the Rheem split-system central air conditioning heat pump combination that includes outdoor model 13PJL30 and indoor model RHAL-FR30P failed to comply with energy conservation standards.
August 31, 2020
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