Energy Efficiency Standards and Labels in North America: Opportunities for Harmonization

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To support the North American Energy Working Group's Expert Group on Energy Efficiency (NAEWG-EE), USDOE commissioned the Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP) to prepare a resource document comparing current standards, labels, and test procedure regulations in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The resulting document reached the following conclusions: Out of 24 energy-using products for which at least one of the three countries has energy efficiency regulations, three products -- refrigerators/freezers, split system central air conditioners, and room air conditioners -- have similar or identical minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) in the three countries. These same three products, ... continued below

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Vanwiemcgrory, Laura; Wiel, Stephen; Van Wie McGrory, Laura & Harrington, Lloyd May 16, 2002.

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To support the North American Energy Working Group's Expert Group on Energy Efficiency (NAEWG-EE), USDOE commissioned the Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP) to prepare a resource document comparing current standards, labels, and test procedure regulations in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The resulting document reached the following conclusions: Out of 24 energy-using products for which at least one of the three countries has energy efficiency regulations, three products -- refrigerators/freezers, split system central air conditioners, and room air conditioners -- have similar or identical minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) in the three countries. These same three products, as well as three-phase motors, have similar or identical test procedures throughout the region. There are 10 products with different MEPS and test procedures, but which have the short-term potential to develop common test procedures, MEPS, and/or labels. Three other noteworthy areas where possible energy efficiency initiatives have potential for harmonization are standby losses, uniform endorsement labels, and a new standard or label on windows. This paper explains these conclusions and presents the underlying comparative data.

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  • 2002 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Monterey, California, August 2002

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  • Report No.: LBNL-50270
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 935334
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc898412

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Vanwiemcgrory, Laura; Wiel, Stephen; Van Wie McGrory, Laura & Harrington, Lloyd. Energy Efficiency Standards and Labels in North America: Opportunities for Harmonization, article, May 16, 2002; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc898412/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.