U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office – Appliance & Equipment Standards
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Final Rule
On this page you will find information on the Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Final Rule, published on January 9, 2009, including the Technical Support Document and Analytical Spreadsheets. Additionally, you will find other documents related to the rulemaking process for the 2009 final rule.
Section 136(c) of EPACT 2005 amended EPCA to prescribe energy consumption standards for self-contained equipment consisting of refrigerators with solid doors, refrigerators with transparent doors, freezers with solid doors, freezers with transparent doors, refrigerator/freezers with solid doors, and refrigerators with transparent doors designed for pull-down temperature applications. (42 U.S.C. 6313(c)(1–3)) These standards became effective on January 1, 2010.
Section 136(c) of EPACT 2005 also amended EPCA to mandate that DOE set standards for the following additional categories of equipment: ice-cream freezers; self-contained commercial refrigerators, freezers, and refrigerator-freezers without doors; and remote condensing commercial refrigerators, freezers, and refrigerator-freezers. (42 U.S.C. 6313(c)(4)(A)) DOE published the final rule prescribing these standards on January 9, 2009 (74 FR 1092). The energy conservation standards established in the final rule will be applicable to products manufactured on or after January 1, 2012.
Other Documents Related to the Final Rule
Public Meetings and Meeting Materials
Certification, Compliance, and Enforcement