U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office – Appliance & Equipment Standards
DOE currently is active in standards and test procedure development for the following products:
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.