Commercial and Industrial Fans and Blowers

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Commercial and industrial fans and blowers include a range of rotary-bladed air movement machines.

Current Standard | Current Test Procedure | Ongoing Rulemaking for Standards | Ongoing Rulemaking for Test Procedure | Helpful Links

Recent and Ongoing Activities

DOE has published a Federal Register notice proposing to establish a test procedure for fans and blowers, including air-circulating fans, and to adopt through reference the relevant industry test standards as the DOE test procedure for measuring the fan electrical input power (FEP) and for determining the fan energy index (FEI). DOE also proposes to establish supporting definitions, requirements for alternative energy use determination methods, and sampling requirements to determine the represented values of FEP and FEI. DOE is seeking comment from interested parties on the proposal.

  • DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this NOPR until September 23, 2022.
  • Interested persons may submit comments identified by docket number EERE-2021-BT-TP-0021, by email (, Federal eRulemaking portal (
  • DOE will hold a webinar on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Click here to register for the webinar.
  • Foreign Nationals interested in participating in this webinar, must be screened by DOE Headquarters Security prior to being granted access. Please email to complete the necessary documentation at least two weeks prior to scheduled meeting date.
  • Additional webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants will be published on DOE’s website:

For the latest information on the planned timing of future DOE regulatory milestones, see the current Office of Management and Budget Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. All planned dates are preliminary and subject to change.


Request for Information

  • Federal Register, 87FR7048 (Februry 8, 2022)

Final Rule; Final Determination

  • Federal Register, 86FR46579 (August 19, 2021)

Notice of Data Availability; Reopening of Public Comment Period

Notice of Data Availability

DOE is currently undertaking a rulemaking to consider new energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial fans and blowers.

The commercial and industrial fans and blowers energy conservation standard rulemaking docket EERE-2013-BT-STD-0006 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents pertaining to this rulemaking.

Public Meeting Information:

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period has closed.

Test Procedure

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
  • Federal Register, 87FR44194 (July 25, 2022)

Request for Information; Comment Extension

Request for information

  • Federal Register, 86FR59308 (October 27, 2021)
  • Federal Register,  86FR54412 (October 1, 2021).

Related Documents 

Request for information; Coverage Determination 

Notice of Petition for Rulemaking

  • Federal Register, 85FR22677 (April 23, 2020)

Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Current Standard

There are currently no energy conservation standards for commercial and industrial fans and blowers.

Current Test Procedure

There are currently no test procedures for commercial and industrial fans and blowers

Helpful Links


DOE has established regulations on certification, compliance, and enforcement in the CFR at 10 CFR Part 429.  These regulations cover statistical sampling plans, certified ratings, certification reports, record retention, and enforcement.  More information on these regulations is available here.


For information on current test procedure waivers, see DOE’s Waivers webpage.

For information about obtaining test procedure waivers, see 10 CFR 430.27.


DOE's Office of Hearings and Appeals has not authorized exception relief for commercial and industrial fans and blowers.

For information about obtaining exception relief, see 10 CFR part 1003.

Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions

For information on further guidance and answers to Frequently Asked Questions on all covered products, see DOE’s Further Guidance database.

State Exemptions to Federal Pre-emption

DOE has not exempted any state from this energy conservation standard. States may petition DOE to exempt a state regulation from preemption by the Federal energy conservation standard. States may also petition DOE to withdraw such exemptions. For details, see 10 CFR part 430, subpart D.


DOE supports the testing and verification of ENERGY STAR® products in close collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency.

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