U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office – Appliance & Equipment Standards
Walk-In Coolers and Walk-In Freezers Test Procedure Rulemaking
This page presents information on the test procedures and rulemakings for walk-in coolers and freezers.
Section 312(c) of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) amends section 343(a) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA) (42 U.S.C. 6314(a)) by adding subsection 343(a)(9) (42 U.S.C. 6314(a)(9)), which establishes test procedure definitions for walk-in coolers and freezers. It also directs the Secretary of Energy to establish test procedures to measure the energy use of this equipment.
DOE test procedures may reference portions of test procedures and definitions from relevant sources, such as those developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers; the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute; the American Society for Testing and Materials; and the American National Standards Institute.
Correcting Amendments and Federal Register Corrections
Test Procedures Rulemaking
- Energy Conservation Program: Compliance Date Regarding the Test Procedures for Walk-In Coolers and Freezers and the Certification for Metal Halide Lamp Ballasts and Fixtures, Federal Register, 76 FR 65362, October 21, 2011
- Test Procedures for Walk-In Coolers and Walk-In Freezers; Final Rule Federal Register, 76 FR 21580, April 15, 2011
- Test Procedures for Walk-In Coolers and Walk-In Freezers; Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNOPR), Federal Register, 75 FR 55068, September 09, 2010
- Notice of Proposed Rulemaking