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Government Agencies

U.S. Department of Energy

Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products, test procedures and certification and enforcement requirements for plumbing products; and certification and enforcement requirements for residential appliances; final rule

    Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy -

        Appliances & Commercial Equipment Standards, the program develops test procedures and minimum efficiency standards for residential appliances and commercial equipment

        Appliance Standard Program - The FY 2003 Priority -Setting Summary Report and Actions Proposed , this report describes Department of Energy’s process and methodology to expand appliance standards program

        Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Products Cooking, technical support document (tsd) for consumer cooking products

        Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products , test procedure for clothes washers and reporting requirements for clothes washers, clothes dryers, and dishwashers

        History of Federal Appliance Standards, the movement for federal appliance efficiency standards started in the 1970s. at that time, several states, including California, were adopting state appliance efficiency standards...

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory -

      Modeling the Effects of Appliance Standards through Geographic Analysis, this paper uses GIS to model the effects of proposed standards on subpopulations in the U.S. Act (EPCA) and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

   Energy Star, is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency

U.S. Government Printing Office

   Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products, includes test procedures for measures of energy and water consumption, definitions, purpose and scope, prescriptions of a rule, filing requirements, and more

Federal Trade Commission

   Regulatory Information Service Center, The Regulatory Information Service Center facilitates the development of, and access to, information about federal regulatory and deregulatory activities

California Energy Commission

   2008 Appliance Rulemaking , in this rulemaking proceeding, the California Energy Commission proposes to amend its appliance efficiency regulations concerning the energy efficiency of appliances, and make minor corrections and clarifications

 Asia-Pacific Energy Cooperation (APEC)

   Energy Standards Information System, a strategic vision for international cooperation on energy standards and labeling

Australian Government

    Department of the Environment and Heritage, Australian Greenhouse Office -

      Selecting an Energy Efficient Appliance, Australia?s leading guide to choosing energy efficient appliance

      Energy Stars, the Australian Energy Star web site- an international standard for energy efficient office equipment home electronics

      Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) Regulations in Australia, an overview of minimum energy performance standards regulations in Australia


Alliance to Save Energy

   Appliances and Equipment Standards, provides information on the impact of appliance standards on energy savings and recommends other sites dedicated to standards development in the United States and internationally

 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

   Standards & Guidelines , provides recommended training for participants in the standards development process

Annual Review of Energy and the Environment

   Appliance Efficiency Standards and Labeling Programs in China, an overview of China’s energy efficiency standards and labeling for household appliances

Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP)

   Appliance and Equipment Efficiency Standards, ASAP works to advance and improve standards at both the federal and state levels

   Appliance and Equipment Efficiency Standards: New Opportunities for States, this paper provides an overview on the potential benefits of state energy efficiency standards for appliances and equipments

Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)

  AHAM Industry Information, offers a portfolio to enhance the home appliance industry value through leadership, public education and advocacy 

   AHAM Standards, provides information on standards development, AHAM standards relate primarily to the measurement of specific product performance characteristics for major and portable appliances

   AHAM Room Air Cleaner Product Certification Program, information on room air cleaner certification program for portable household electric room air cleaners

   AHAM Dehumidifier Product Certification Program, information on dehumidifier certification program

   Other Appliance Standards, provides technical and other relevant information to standards developers

Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliance(AMEDA)

   AMEDA, AMDEA is the Lead Trade Association for domestic appliances: helps to draft European Directives; to draw up Unilateral Commitments to make energy saving and environmentally friendly products; to negotiate UK Regulations; to create and revise international, European and UK standards on safety and performance; and to supervise approvals and certification procedures

ASTM International Standards Worldwide

   Standards Under the Jurisdiction of F11, a listing of subcommittees, standard's scope, referenced documents, and more

Canadian Standards Association(CSA)

   Energy Standards, offers a large portfolio of energy-related standards that address safety and efficiency requirements from start to finish-from the production facility, through transmission, to the point of use by consumers

China Energy Group

   Appliance Standards & Labeling, focuses on appliance standards and labeling programs in China

Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP)

   Standards &Labeling Information Clearinghouse, promotes efficiency standards and labels in developing and transitional countries through partnerships with agencies, stakeholders and relevant institutions in those countries

Electro Federation Canada

   Codes & Standards, a listing of the Electrical Equipment Manufacturers Association of Canada's (EEMAC) standards

Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) Africa

   Appliance Energy Efficiency Labelling, an overview of international appliance energy labelling programs

International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC)

   Energy Standards and Labeling, contains energy efficiency standards definition, rationale and benefit, as well as IIEC’s role in standards and labeling

 International Energy Agency (IEA)-India Seminar

   Perspectives on Appliance Standards and Labelling in IEA Countries , a global perspective on policies to improve energy efficiency in appliances

International Electrotechnical Commission

   Standards Development, offers a variety of resources for standards developers, from forms and templates to guides on how to get the job done

International Organization for Standardization

   How are ISO standards developed?, describes stages of the development of International Standards

National Environmental Education and Training Foundation


      Understanding, Sales of Energy Star-Labeled Products on the Rise, includes findings of Consortium for Energy Efficiency's (CEE) survey of U.S. households, as well as data from Energy Star retail partners released by U.S. Department of Energy

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

   Appliance Efficiency Standards, executive summary of presentation before the House Commerce Committee's, Subcommittee on Energy and Power by David B. Goldstein, Ph.D., NRDC energy program director

Pew Center on Global Climate Change

   States with Appliance Efficiency Standards, contains states that have set minimum energy efficiency standards for households and commercial appliances not covered by mandatory federal standards

University of California, Berkeley

   Elisa Derby's thesis -

   Appliance standards Transplantation: Applicability of a U.S. Based Energy Efficiency Standards Models in Costa Rica , examines the possible outcomes that could result from implementing a U.S. appliance efficiency standards and labeling model in Costa Rica


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