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Energy Efficient and Smart Appliance Agreement of 2010

AHAM and its Major Appliance Division member companies reached a historic agreement with a nationwide coalition of energy and water efficiency supporters including efficiency, environmental and consumer groups to dramatically increase the energy and water efficiency of most major home appliances while incentivizing the development and manufacturing of smart appliances.   The agreement, which covers refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, clothes dryers, dishwashers and room air conditioners, calls for new national minimum efficiency standards, production tax credits for super-efficient appliances and inclusion of “smart grid” readiness as a feature of future ENERGY STAR qualified appliances.

Overview of Agreement
Summary of Agreement on Appliance Efficiency Standards Presentation

Joint Stakeholder comments presented to DOE its Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking on Test Procedures For Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers, submitted August 10

Joint Petition to adopt Joint Stakeholder Agreement as it relates to the Rulemaking on
Energy Conservation Standards for Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers