U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office – Appliance & Equipment Standards
Commercial Refrigeration Equipment (CRE)
This page provides information on test procedures, energy conservation standards, and rulemaking activities for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment.
Commercial ice-cream freezers; self-contained and remote-condensing commercial refrigerators, commercial freezers, and commercial refrigerator-freezers with and without doors; and self-contained commercial refrigerators with transparent doors designed for pull-down temperature applications.
On-going Rulemakings: CRE Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedure
On-going Energy Conservation Standards Rulemaking Documents
On-going Test Procedure Rulemaking Documents
Public Meetings and Meeting Materials for the On-going Rulemakings
Current CRE Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedure
Energy Conservation Standards Documents
Test Procedure Documents
Certification, Compliance, and Enforcement
EPCA, as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005) prescribed Energy Conservation Standard for some commercial refrigeration equipment, which became effective on January 1, 2010. EPCA directed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct a rulemaking and publish energy conservation standard for other types of commercial refrigeration equipment. DOE published these standards on January 9, 2009 (74 FR 1092). The Department determined that these energy conservation standards for commercial refrigeration equipment would result in significant conservation of energy, were technologically feasible, and were economically justified.