Appliance Efficiency Program

Manufacturers must certify appliance efficiency data to the Energy Commission in order to comply with state law.

Compliance checklist icon Compliance - Go here for information on our compliance program, to certify appliance data, or apply for approval of a test laboratory or third party certifier.

Enforcement badge icon Enforcement - Go here for information on our enforcement program. You may also report a violation using the Appliance Efficiency Enforcement Intake Form (PDF).

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Report a violation via the fillable Appliance Efficiency Enforcement Intake Form.

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2016 Appliance Efficiency Regulations

report cover 2016 Appliance Efficiency Regulations
Publication # CEC-400-2017-002
(PDF File, 318 Pages, 1.6 MB)

2016 Appliance Efficiency Regulations are available at WestlawNext .


Consumer Cooking Products, Regulatory Advisory - Posted April 4, 2017.

Appliance Efficiency Regulations For Lamps, Regulatory Advisory - Posted March 30, 2017.

Residential Pool Pump and Motor Combinations and Replacement Residential Pool Pump Motors Regulatory Advisory - Posted February 28, 2017.

Regulations for Computers, Computer Monitors, and Signage - Adopted December 14, 2016.

Notice to Manufacturers of Consumer Battery Chargers to Archive Noncompliant Models Posted November 16, 2016

Residential Cooking Regulatory Advisory Posted September 28, 2016

Battery Charger Update: notice of compliance to new DOE test procedure to Calif. Regulations Posted September 16, 2016

Toilet, Urinal, and Faucet Regulations were adopted on April 8, 2015 and are effective January 1, 2016

Letter to inform all stakeholders that air filters, deep dimming ballast, and heat pump water-chilling packages regulations which were adopted on May 13, 2015, are effective on July 1, 2016.

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