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United States

The U.S. makes extensive use of minimum standards, endorsement labels, and comparative labels to improve the energy efficiency of equipment and appliances.

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Appliances and Commercial Equipment Standards Program develops test procedures and minimum efficiency performance standards (MEPS) for residential appliances and commercial equipment. The first appliance standards were enacted in 1987, and since that time a series of laws and DOE regulations have established, and periodically updated, energy efficiency or water use standards for over 50 categories of appliances and equipment used in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

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There are 186 Policies related to United States in the S&L Database

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CLASP and Partners’ Computer Analyses Provide New Insights for US Energy Efficiency Policies

In an effort to support the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) in developing new energy efficiency standards for computers, CLASP collected and analyzed computer ...

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Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Energy Standards & Information System Site

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Energy Standards & Information System (APEC ESIS), a project established by APEC’s Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EGEE&C), provides...

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