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Products Featured in This Guide

Office Equipment Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Residential Appliances
  • Computers and Monitors
  • Copiers
  • Multifunction Devices
  • Printers
  • Fax Machines
  • Combination Printer/Fax Machines
  • Mailing Machines
  • Scanners
  • Bottled-Water Coolers
  • Residential Central Air Conditioners
  • Residential Air-Source Heat Pumps
  • Gas Furnaces
  • Residential Boilers
  • Room Air Conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Residential Ventilating Fans
  • Residential Ceiling Fans
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers and Freezers
  • Bottled-Water Coolers
Consumer Electronics
  • TVs
  • VCRs
  • TV/VCR, TV/DVD and TV/VCR/DVD Combination Units
  • Home Audio and DVD Equipment
Lighting and Signage Commercial and Industrial Windows and Doors
  • Compact Fluorescent Lamps
  • Exit Signs
  • Traffic Signals
  • Commercial Solid-Door Refrigerators and Freezers
  • Commercial Washing Machines
  • Commercial and Industrial Distribution Transformers
  • Windows
  • Sliding Glass Doors

List of Equipment and ENERGY STAR® Specifications

Category Equipment ENERGY STAR Specification
Office Equipment Computers
  • Automatically enter a low-power "sleep" mode after a period of inactivity.
  • Efficiency specifications based on power supply.
Monitors
  • Automatically enter two successive low-power modes of 15 W and 8 W after 15 to 30 minutes of inactivity.
Copiers
  • Depending on copier speed, automatic powerdown and shut-off – 5 to 20 W or less after 30 to 90 minutes or less of inactivity.
  • Separate specifications available for large-format copier models.
  • Recommended: automatic double-sided copying on medium- and high-speed models.
Multifunction Devices
  • Automatic power-down to 25 to 105 W after 15 to 120 minutes of inactivity, depending on equipment speed.
  • Automatic double-sided copying on machines that copy at 45 images per minute or faster.
Printers
  • Automatic power-down to between 10 and 75 W, depending on print speed.
Fax Machines
  • Automatic power-down to between 10 and 15 W after 5 minutes of inactivity, depending on fax speed.
Combination Printer/Fax Machines
  • Depending on product speed – ppm – automatically powers down to sleep mode of 10 to 75 W or less after 5 to 60 minutes of inactivity.
Mailing Machines
  • Depending on product speed, automatically powers down to sleep mode of 10 to 85 W or less after 20 to 60 minutes of inactivity.
Scanners
  • Automatic power-down to 12 W or less when not in use.
Bottled-Water Coolers
  • Cold-only and cook-and-cold bottled units – energy use is equal to or less than 0.16 kWh/day.
  • Hot-and-cold bottled unitsnbsp;– energy use is less than or equal to 1.20 kWh/day.
Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Residential Central Air Conditioners
  • Split systems at least 13 SEER and 11 EER.1
  • Single systems at least 7.6 HSPF, 12 SEER and 10.5 EER.
Residential Air-Source Heat Pumps
  • Split systems at least 8 HSPF,2 13 SEER and 11 EER.
  • Single-package equipment at least 12 SEER and 10.5 EER (about 20 percent more efficient than the minimum federal efficiency standards).
Furnances (Fossil Fuel)
  • At least 90 AFUE.2
Residential Boilers
  • At least 85 percent AFUE.
Room Air Conditioners
  • At least 15 percent more energy efficient than the minimum federal government standards.
  • Depending on the size, between 10.7 and 9.4 EER.
Programmable Thermostats
  • Capability of maintaining at least two separate programs (to address the different comfort needs on weekdays and weekends) and at least four temperature settings for each program.
Dehumidifiers
  • Standard capacity (10 to 35 L/day) has an energy factor greater than or equal to 1.20 to 1.50 L/kWh.
  • High capacity (36 to 57 L/day) has an energy factor greater than or equal to 2.25 L/kWh.
Residential Ventilating Fans
  • Range hoods (up to 500 cfm) minimum level of 2.8 cfm/W.
  • Bathroom and utility room fans (1 to 75 cfm) minimum level of 1.4 cfm/W.
  • Bathroom and utility room fans (more than 76 cfm) minimum level 2.8 cfm/W.
Residential Ceiling Fans
  • At low speed, minimum airflow of 1250 cfm and efficiency of 155 cfm/W.
  • At medium speed, minimum airflow of 2500 cfm and efficiency of 110 cfm/W.
  • At high speed, minimum airflow of 5000 cfm and efficiency of 75 cfm/W.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Open loop – greater than 3.6 COP (heating), greater than 16.2 EER (cooling).
  • Closed loop – greater than 3.3 COP (heating), greater than 14.1 EER (cooling).
  • Direct expansion – greater than 3.5 COP (heating), greater than 15 EER (cooling).

1 Seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) and energy efficiency ratio (EER) are measures of cooling efficiency.
2 Annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) and heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) are measures of heating efficiency.



Category Equipment ENERGY STAR Specification
Residential Appliances Clothes Washers
  • A modified energy factor of 1.42 or greater.
Dishwashers
  • An energy factor of 0.58 or greater.
Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers and Freezers
  • Standard refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers at least 15% more efficient than the minimum federal efficiency standard.
  • Compact refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers and freezers at least 20% more efficient.
  • Upright freezers at least 10% more efficient.
Bottled-Water Coolers
  • Cold-only and cook-and-cold bottled units – energy use is equal to or less than 0.16 kWh/day.
  • Hot-and-cold bottled units – energy use is less than or equal to 1.20 kWh/day.
Consumer Electronics TVs
  • More efficient standby mode or "off" than conventional models. Consume 3 W or less when switched off.
VCRs
  • More efficient standby mode or "off" than conventional models. Consume 2 W or less when switched off.
TV/VCR, TV/DVD and TV/VCR/DVD Combination Units
  • More efficient standby mode or "off" than conventional models. Consume 4 W or less when switched off.
Home Audio and DVD Equipment
  • In standby mode, less than or equal to 1 W.
Lighting and Signage Compact Fluorescent Lamps
  • Two-year warrantee on residential bulns;
    one-year warrantee on commercial bulbs.
  • Bare lamps
    Less than 15 W – 45 lumens/W
    15 W or more –60 lumens/W
  • Covered lamps (except reflector type)
    Less than 15 W – 40 lumens/W
    15-19 W – 48 lumens/W
    19-25 W – 50 lumens/W
    More than 25 W – 55 lumens/W
Exit Signs
  • Operate on 5 W or less per face.
Traffic Signals
Commercial and Industrial Commercial Solid-Door Refrigerators and Freezers
  • Refrigerators – less than 0.10 V and 2.04 kWh/day.
  • Freezers – less than 0.40 V and 1.38 kWh/day.
  • Refrigerator-freezers – less than 0.27 AV and 0.71 kWh/day.
  • Ice cream freezers – less than 0.39 V and 0.82 kWh/day.
    V = internal volume in cu. ft.
    AV = Adjusted volume = (1.63.freezer volume in cu. ft.).refrigerator volume in cu. ft.
Commercial Washing Machines
  • 70.8 L/kWh/cycle, based on 392 cycles per year and a minimum 45 L capacity; modified energy factor 1.26 or greater.
Commercial and Industrial Distribution Transformers
Single Phase
(kVA)
Efficiency Level
(percent)
15.0
97.7
25.0
98.0
37.5
98.2
50.0
98.3
75.0
98.5
100.0
98.6
167.0
98.7
250.0
98.8
333.0
98.9
Three Phase
(kVA)
Efficiency Level
(percent)
15.0
97.0
30.0
97.5
45.0
97.7
75.0
98.0
112.5
98.2
 
kVA = kilovolt ampere (1000-volt amperes)
Windows and Doors Windows and Sliding Glass Doors Products may be qualified using either U-value or Energy Rating (ER). Values given are for total product performance only, not centre-of-glass. Products may qualify for more than one zone. Maximum air leakage is 1.65 m3/h/m (see the section on windows and doors for zone map and further information.)
Zone
Maximum U-Value (W/m2 · K)
or
Minimum ERop/ERfx (W/m2)
A
2.00 (0.35)
or
-16/-6
B
1.87 (0.33)
or
-13/-3
C
1.70 (0.30)
or
-10/0
D
1.40 (0.25)
or
-5/+5

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