U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office – Appliance & Equipment Standards
Full-Fuel-Cycle Analyses for Use in Energy Conservation Standards
Stakeholder comments and questions are currently being reviewed in preparation of a final notice of policy.
In its effort to adopt several National Academy of Sciences (the Academy) recommendations, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to modify the methods it uses to estimate the likely impacts of energy conservation standards for covered products and covered equipment on energy use and emissions and to expand the energy use and emissions information made available to consumers.
Current Energy Conservation Standards and Rulemaking Activities
DOE proposes to use full-fuel-cycle (FFC) measures of energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, rather than the primary energy measures it currently uses. Additionally, DOE proposes to work collaboratively with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to make FFC energy and GHG emissions data available to the public to enable consumers to make cross-class comparisons.
Certification, Compliance, and Enforcement
Additional details regarding DOE's certification, compliance, and enforcement regulations for consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment can be found on the Certification and Enforcement Web page. Submit certification reports using DOE's Compliance and Certification Management System.
Historical Information and Previous Rulemakings