By offering a means for consumers to buy products more energy-efficient than required by law, ENERGY STAR saves money for consumers by offering buyers more options in energy-efficient products.  The Department supports enforcement of ENERGY STAR to preserve the viability and effectiveness of the ENERGY STAR program.  Through independent testing, we help to verify manufacturer certifications of the efficiency or energy use ratings of their appliances and ensure that manufacturers provide the increased energy and cost savings they advertise.

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November 6, 2015

Settlement Agreement between DOE and LG Electronics

DOE reached an agreement with LG Electronics, USA, Inc. (LG) that modifies a prior agreement under which LG had been making annual payments to consumers who had purchased certain models of LG and Kenmore-brand French Door refrigerators.

June 20, 2013

Summit: ENERGY STAR Referral (F1112BL)

DOE referred the matter of Summit-brand refrigerator-freezer model F1112BL to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

June 12, 2013

Fisher & Paykel Appliances: ENERGY STAR Referral (WA42T26GW1)

DOE referred the matter of Fisher & Paykel Appliances residential clothes washer, model WA42T26GW1, to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.

June 7, 2013

Edgestar: ENERGY STAR Referral (DEP400EW)

DOE referred the matter of Edgestar-brand dehumidifier, model DEP400EW, to the EPA for appropriate action after DOE testing showed that the model does not meet the ENERGY STAR specification.