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ENERGY STAR for your Home and OfficeENERGY STAR for your Home and OfficeList of ENERGY STAR Qualified Equipment and Summary Specifications – March 2004

Equipment Specifications for ENERGY STAR Label Appliances

  • Clothes Washers Minimum Modified Energy Factor (MEF) of 1.42.
  • Dishwashers At least 25% more efficient than minimum federal government standards.
  • Full Size Refrigerators, 7.75 cubic feet or greater At least 15% more energy efficient than the minimum federal government standard (NAECA).
  • Full Size Freezers, 7.75 cubic feet or greater At least 10% more energy efficient than the minimum federal government standard (NAECA).
  • Compact Refrigerators and Freezers Less than 7.75 cubic feet and 36 inches or less in height  At least 20% more energy efficient than the minimum federal government standard (NAECA).
  • Room Air Conditioners At least 10% more energy efficient than the minimum federal government standards.

Commercial Foodservice Products

  • Commercial Solid Door Refrigerators and Freezers Energy efficiency is measured in kWh/day. Specifications based on unit internal volume Refrigerators < 0.10V + 2.04 kW-hours/day.
  • Freezers < 0.40V + 1.38 kW-hours/day.
  • Refrigerator-Freezers < 0.27AV – 0.71 kW-hours/day.
  • Ice Cream Freezers < 0.39V + 0.82 kW-hours/day.
  • Commercial Hot Food Holding Cabinets Energy efficiency is measured in watts/ft3. Maximum Idle Energy Rate is 40 watts/ft3.
  • Commercial Fryers Open deep-fat gas fryers must have a heavy load (French fry) cooking energy efficiency of > 50% and an Idle Energy Rate of < 9,000 Btu/hr. Open deep-fat electric fryers must have a heavy load (French fry) cooking energy efficiency of > 80% and an Idle Energy Rate of < 1,000 watts.
  • Commercial Steam Cookers Only 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-pan units currently qualify to earn the ENERGY STAR. Electric steam cookers must have a cooking energy efficiency of at least 50%, and the maximum idle rate (measured in kW) varies depending on the number of pans. Gas steam cookers must have a cooking energy efficiency of at least 38%, and the maximum idle rate (measured in Btu/hr) varies depending on the number of pans.

Home Electronics

  • Answering Machines and Cordless Telephones Consume 3.3 watts or less when inactive. Models with spread spectrum technology may qualify at 3.6 watts or less.
  • Combination Cordless Telephones/Answering Machines Consume 4 watts or less when inactive. Models with spread spectrum technology may qualify at 5.1 watts or less. Additional Handsets Only Consume 1.5 watts or less when inactive.
  • DVD Products Consume three watts or less when switched off.
  • Home Audio Products Consume two watts or less when switched off. Set-top Boxes More energy-efficient standby/low-power mode than conventional models. Energy-efficiency specifications vary based on the type of device, ranging from 3-20 watts when switched off.
  • Analog TV Monitors Consume one watt or less when switched off.
  • Televisions, Digital TV Monitors, and Component TV Units Consume three watts or less when switched off.
  • DCR TVs with POD Slots Consume three watts or less when no POD is installed. TV/VCR Combination Units Consume six watts or less when switched off. VCRs Consume four watts or less when switched off.
  • TV/DVD Combination Units, VCR/DVD Combination Units, and TV/VCR/DVD Combination Units Consume four watts or less when switched off.

Home Envelope Products

  • Roofing Low Slope roofs must have an initial solar reflectance of > 0.65. After 3 years, the solar reflectance must be > 0.50. Steep Slope roofs must have an initial solar reflectance of > 0.25. After 3 years, the solar reflectance must be > 0.15.
  • Windows, Doors and Skylights for the Northern Climate Zone Windows and doors must have a U-factor* of 0.35 or below; there is no SHGC* requirement for this climate zone.
  • Skylights must have a U-factor* of 0.60 or below; there is no SHGC* requirement for this climate zone.
  • Windows, Doors and Skylights for the North/Central Climate Zone Windows and doors must have a U-factor* of 0.40 or below and a SHGC* of 0.55 or below. Skylights must have a U-factor* of 0.60 or below and a SHGC* of 0.40 or below.
  • Windows, Doors and Skylights for the South/Central Climate Zone Windows and doors must have a U-factor* of 0.40 or below and a SHGC* of 0.40 or below. Skylights must have a U-factor* of 0.60 or below and a SHGC* of 0.40 or below.
  • Windows, Doors and Skylights for the Southern Climate Zone Windows and doors must have a U-factor* of 0.65 or below and a SHGC* of 0.40 or below. Skylights must have a U-factor* of 0.75 or below and a SHGC* of 0.40 or below. 

Lighting

  • Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) Product testing criteria for medium screw-based CFLs include: efficacy, lumen output, lifetime (minimum 6,000 hours), color rendering index, color temperature, power factor and start time.  Must also comply with product packaging requirements set by the FTC and ENERGY STAR. Product includes a two-year warranty for residential applications. ENERGY STAR CFL criteria references standards set by: ANSI, CIE, IESNA and UL.
  • Exit Signs Operates on 5 watts or less per face. Residential Light Fixtures Energy-efficiency specifications based on specific performance characteristics relating to the lamp, ballast, and fixtures as a whole. The fixture, lamps, and ballast must be tested in accordance with the appropriate IESNA, ANSI, and UL reference standards, and must meet OSHA/NRTL safety and reliability guidelines. Includes a written 2-year manufacturer warranty covering repair and replacement of defective parts of the fixture housing or electronics (excluding the lamp).

Residential Heating, Cooling, & Ventilating Equipment

  • Air-Source Heat Pumps > 8.0 HSPF/ > 13 SEER/ > 11 EER* for split systems > 7.6 HSPF/ > 12 SEER/ > 10.5 EER* for single package equipment including gas/electric package units Boilers Rating of 85% AFUE* or greater (About 6% more efficient than the minimum federal standards.)
  • Central Air Conditioners > 13 SEER/ > 11 EER* for split systems > 12 SEER/ > 10.5 EER* for single package equipment including gas/electric package units Furnaces Rating of 90% AFUE* or greater (About 15% more efficient than the minimum federal efficiency standards.) Geothermal Heat Pumps Open Loop: >3.6 COP (H); >16.2 EER (C)* Closed Loop: >3.3 COP (H); >14.1 EER (C)* Direct Expansion (DX): >3.5 COP (H); >15 EER (C)* Programmable Thermostats Capability of maintaining two separate programs (to address the different comfort needs of weekdays and weekends) and up to four temperature settings for each program. 
  • Residential Ceiling Fans Specification defines residential ceiling fan airflow efficiency on a performance basis: CFM of airflow per watt of power consumed by the motor and controls. Efficiency is measured on each of 3 speeds. At low speed, fans must have a minimum airflow of 1,250 CFM and an efficiency of 155 CFM/Watt At medium speed, fans must have a minimum airflow of 2,500 CFM and an efficiency of 110 CFM/Watt At high speed, fans must have a minimum airflow of 5,000 CFM and an efficiency of 75 CFM/Watt Integral or attachable lighting, including separately sold ceiling fan light kits, must meet certain requirements of the RLF specification.
  • Ventilating Fans Range hoods (up to 500 cfm): maximum allowable sound level of 2.0 sones; minimum efficacy level of 2.8 cfm/Watt Bathroom and utility room fans (10 to 80 cfm): maximum allowable sound level of 2.0 sones; minimum efficacy level of 1.4 cfm/Watt; minimum rated airflow at 0.25 static w.g. 60% of 0.1 static w.g. airflow Bathroom and utility room fans (90 to 130 cfm): maximum allowable sound level of 2.0 sones; minimum efficacy level of 2.8 cfm/Watt; minimum rated airflow at 0.25 w.g. 70% of 0.1 static w.g. airflow Bathroom and utility room fans (140 to 500 cfm [max]): maximum allowable sound level of 3.0 sones; minimum efficacy level of 2.8 cfm/Watt; minimum rated airflow at 0.25 w.g. 70% of 0.1 static w.g. airflow In-line fans (single-port & multi-port): no sound or airflow requirement; minimum efficacy level of 2.8 cfm/Watt Light sources must use pin-based fluorescent technology and meet specific performance criteria based on system efficacy per lamp ballast combination, lamp start time, lamp life, color rendering index, correlated color temperature, noise, maximum total lamp wattage (excluding night lights), and maximum night light wattage*. Warranty provided must be a minimum of 1 year
  • *Note: Range hoods are exempt from the light source requirement until December 31, 2004. 
  • New Homes   30% more energy efficient than the 1993 Model Energy Code (MEC).

Office Equipment

  • Computers Automatically enter a low-power “sleep” mode after a period of inactivity.  Energy-efficiency specifications based on power supply.  Include mechanisms through which the low-power modes of qualified monitors can be activated. Copiers Automatically enter “low-power” and/or “off” modes after a period of inactivity. Energy-efficiency specifications based on copier speed. Separate specifications available for large/wide-format models. Double-sided copying on standard-sized machines that copy at 20 pages or faster per minute is a recommended default option. Monitors Automatically enter two successive low-power modes of less than or equal to 15 watts and 8 watts after a period of inactivity.
  • Multifunction Devices (MFD) and Upgradeable Digital Copiers (UDC) Automatically enter “low-power” and/or “sleep” modes after a period of inactivity. Energy-efficiency specifications based on device speed. Separate specifications available for large/wide-format models. Double-sided copying on standard-sized MFDs that copy at 20 pages or faster per minute is a recommended default option. Printers, Faxes, Printer/Fax Combination Units, and Mailing Machines Automatically enter a low-power “sleep” mode after a period of inactivity. Separate specifications available for stand-alone printer models depending on paper handling size and color capabilities. Scanners Automatically enter a low-power “sleep” mode of less than or equal to 12 watts within 15 minutes of inactivity.

Other Products

  • Dehumidifiers Energy efficiency is measured in liters of water removed per kilowatt-hour of energy consumed. Ranges from > 1.20 to >1.50 L/kWh for standard capacity units. > 2.25 L/kWh for high capacity units.
  • Light Commercial HVAC Covers central air conditioners and heat pumps used in small office buildings, clinics and medical care facilities, hotels, dorms, military barracks, retail strip malls, and other locations (i.e., units rated at 65,000 Btu/h or up to 250,000 Btu/h as well as three-phase equipment rated below 65,000 Btu/h). Energy-efficiency specifications based on equipment type and size category.
  • Traffic Signals Specification based on a low energy requirement and conformance to the minimum performance requirements of the appropriate Institute for Transportation Engineers (ITE) specification. Transformers Low-Voltage Dry-Type Transformer Manufacturing Partners: Energy efficiency specifications based upon kVA, differing for single versus three-phased equipment.
  • Water Coolers Cold Only and Cook and Cold Bottled Units: < 0.16 kW-hours/day.
  • Hot and Cold Bottled Units: < 1.20 kW-hours/day. Back to Top *AFUE, HSPF, and COP (H) are measures of heating efficiency. SEER and EER are measures of cooling efficiency. SHGC is a measure of solar heat gain. U-factor is a measure of heat loss. kVA is a measure of electrical current. CFM is a measure of air movement.

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