ENERGY STAR – Participant’s updates
ENERGY STAR Labelling Requirements
ENERGY STAR® Brand Book
All ENERGY STAR Canada Participants must adhere to the ENERGY STAR Canada Brand Book - May 2021 when using ENERGY STAR marks or messaging.
Updates to the Requirements for the labelling and promotion of ENERGY STAR certified fenestration products
The 2022 Requirements for the Labelling and Promotion of ENERGY STAR Certified Fenestration Products Sold in Canada, now available on our website, provide detailed information on how to label and promote ENERGY STAR certified windows, doors and skylights in Canada.
Any questions regarding proper labelling or use of the trademarks should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENERGY STAR Most Efficient
ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2023: Proposed product categories and recognition criteria
The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient proposed recognition criteria for 2023 was recently released. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the 2022 efficiency criteria into 2023 for ceiling fans, clothes washers, computer monitors, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, dryers, refrigeration products, room air conditioners, vent fans, and windows. EPA is proposing changes to the CAC/ASHP and geothermal heat pump criteria to ease the recognition processes. In response to sustained stakeholder interest and in service to consumers seeking ENERGY STAR Most Efficient products, EPA proposes to add recognition for room air cleaners in 2023. Televisions will not be recognized in 2023.
Updates to ENERGY STAR technical specifications and notifications, 2022 and 2023
View all of our current technical specifications listing.
Data Centres - Computer servers
Heating, cooling and ventilating equipment for residential use - Room air conditioners
Lighting - Lamps
Water heaters - Residential water heaters
Appliances for residential use - Cooking products
(Launch) Residential Cooking Products - Version 1.0
The efficiency level proposed in Draft 1 for the launch of the ENERGY STAR Draft 1 Version 1.0 Residential Cooking Products Specification is 16% more efficient than the highest energy consuming electric cooking product evaluated by EPA.
A participant webinar was recently held. An update should be soon made available on the ENERGY STAR Draft 1 Version 1.0 Residential Cooking Products Specification.
Commercial equipment – Coffee Brewers
(Update) Commercial Coffee Brewers – Version 1.1
Amendments to the current ENERGY STAR specifications for Commercial Coffee Brewers specification version 1.1 will align with the latest American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard test methods. There will not be an update to the specifications of either of these products as a result of the update to the test method references.
For more information, visit the Appliances for commercial use webpage.
Commercial equipment – Electric Cooktops
(Final Draft) Commercial Electric Cooktops – Version 1.0
The ENERGY STAR Commercial Electric Cooktops Version 1.0 Final Draft Specification has been finalized. All comments and documents relating to the development of this specification are posted to the ENERGY STAR Commercial Electric Cooktop Version 1.0 Product Development webpage unless the submitter requested otherwise.
Commercial equipment – Hot Food Holding Cabinets
(Update) Hot Food Holding Cabinets (HFHC) – Version 2.0
Amendments to the current ENERGY STAR specifications for commercial Hot Food Holding Cabinets (HFHC) – Version 2.0 will align with the latest American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard test methods. There will not be an update to the specifications of either of these products as a result of the update to the test method references.
For more information, visit the Appliances for commercial use webpage.
Light Commercial HVAC (Heat pumps)
(Final) Light Commercial HVAC - Version 4.0
Extensive updates affect for Light Commercial HVAC specification (CAC_HP), Version 4.0:
- Very Small Unitary and VRF products
- Small and Large Commercial Unitary Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
- Gas/Electric Packaged Units
- Small and Large VRF Products
- Cold Climate Recognition
The updated specification and related materials are available on the ENERGY STAR Light Commercial HVAC Specification Development webpage.
Electronics – Set-Top Boxes
(In effect) Set-Top Boxes Version 5.1
Reminder for Version 5.1 Program Requirements for Set-top Boxes that is in effect as of March 31, 2023. Certification bodies may continue submitting administrative modifications to existing set-top box certifications to the Version 5.1 specification until September 29, 2023. Brand owners must stop using the ENERGY STAR name and ENERGY STAR in association with all set-top box products on and after September 29, 2023.
For more information, visit the Set-top Boxes development web page.
Heating, cooling and ventilating equipment for residential use – Room air conditioners
(Final Draft) Room Air Conditioners - Version 5.0
The ENERGY STAR Version 5.0 Room Air Conditioner final draft technical specification has a final draft that has been released.
All comments received are posted to the ENERGY STAR Room Air Conditioner Version 5 development page unless the submitter specifically requests that comments remain confidential.
More information can be found at the ENERGY STAR Room Air Conditioner Version 5 development page.
Office equipment – Computers
(Launch) Computer equipment – Version 9.0
Please note the launch of the Version 9.0 ENERGY STAR Computer specification. The Discussion Guide highlights an initial list of priority areas for this specification revision, key questions for stakeholders, and next steps in the revision process.
Stakeholders are encouraged to provide written comments to the EPA for consideration via e-mail to email@example.com no later than January 27, 2023. All comments received will be posted to the ENERGY STAR Computers Specification Version 9.0 revision webpage unless the submitter specifically requests that comments remain confidential.
For more information, visit the Computers Specification Version 9.0 revision webpage.
Residential water heaters
(In effect) Residential Water Heaters - Version 5.0
Version 5.0 requirements will be effective on April 18, 2023.
Effective date for the Version 5.0 ENERGY STAR Residential Water Heaters specification was April 18, 2023. As of that date, only products certified to Version 5.0 and submitted by EPA-recognized certification bodies (CBs) to EPA using the Version 5.0 web service will display on our list of certified models.For more information, visit the water heaters development web page.
Other products - Electric vehicle (EV) chargers
(In effect) EVSE – Version 1.2
Version 1.2 Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment specification requirements became effective June 20, 2023. Criteria pertaining to DC Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and currently certified DC and AC products are not affected by this update.
For more information, visit the EV chargers product development web page.
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