U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office – Appliance & Equipment Standards
The Energy Policy Act of 1992 set standards for certain commercial equipment and set schedules requiring DOE to make, review, and update standards. Read about the standards in the U.S. Code.
DOE currently is active in standards development for the following commercial products:
Document Availability Notice
Commercial Heating, Air Conditioning and Water Heating Equipment Notice of Document Availability for ASHRAE Products (Instantaneous Tankless Water Heaters, Commercial Boilers, Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTACs) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHPs), 3-Phase Air Conditioners <65kBtu/h, and single-package vertical units (SPVUs).
Full-Fuel-Cycle Analyses for Use in Energy Conservation Standards
In its effort to adopt several National Academy of Sciences recommendations, DOE's Appliances and Commercial Equipment Standards Program intends to modify the methods it uses to estimate the likely impacts of energy conservation standards for covered products on energy use and emissions and to expand the energy use and emissions information made available to consumers. Specifically, DOE intends to use full-fuel-cycle (FFC) measures of energy and emissions, rather than the primary energy measures it currently uses.