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Leading the Way: Continued Opportunities for New State Appliance and Equipment Efficiency Standards in the U.S.

27-Mar-2006

This report is an update and expansion of a 2001 ACEEE report entitled Opportunities for New Appliance and Equipment Efficiency Standards: Energy and Economic Savings Beyond Current Standards Programs (Kubo, Sachs, and Nadel 2001). The earlier report examined opportunities for state appliance and equipment efficiency standards on 14 products. The current report describes opportunities for state governments to set minimum-efficiency standards for 18 appliances and other types of equipment currently not covered by federal standards. These are ceiling fan lights; commercial clothes washers; commercial refrigerators and freezers; commercial unit heaters; dehumidifiers; digital cable and satellite boxes; digital television adapters; exit signs; external power supplies; commercial ice-makers; incandescent reflector lamps; large commercial packaged air conditioners and heat pumps; low- and medium-voltage dry-type distribution transformers; metal halide lamp fixtures; pre-rinse spray valves; torchiere lighting fixtures; and traffic signals.

Information from: Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP)