Current Appliance Efficiency Rulemakings

2019 Rulemaking

  • Docket # 19-AAER-01
    The California Energy Commission proposes amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations that would result in new mandatory water efficiency standards for spray sprinkler bodies. There are currently no water efficiency standards for spray sprinkler bodies.


2018 Pre-Rulemaking

  • Docket # 18-AAER-03   (Phase 2 Pre-Rulemaking dockets 18-AAER-06 and 18-AAER-08)
    The California Energy Commission invites interested stakeholders to submit proposals for standards, test procedures, labeling requirements, and/or other measures that will improve the efficiency and reduce the energy consumption of the appliances below. Energy Commission staff will consider these proposals, along with the data and information received through the Invitation to Participate, as they draft recommendations for the Energy Commission's consideration as part of the formal rulemaking.


 

2018 Rulemaking

  • Docket # 18-AAER-10
    The California Energy Commission proposes amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations in this rulemaking. The proposed amendments will involve updates to reflect current federal law, updates to state requirements, updates to reflect the Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System (MAEDbS) and the certification process, updates to data submittal requirements, and updates to improve overall readability of the regulations. None of these amendments will change the underlying energy and water efficiency standards reflected in the current regulations.

  • Docket # 18-AAER-05
    The California Energy Commission proposes amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations that would result in new mandatory energy efficiency standards for commercial and industrial air compressors. There are currently no energy efficiency standards for commercial and industrial air compressor.

  • Docket # 18-AAER-04
    The California Energy Commission proposes amendments to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations that would result in new mandatory energy efficiency standards for portable air conditioners. There are currently no energy efficiency standards for portable air conditioners; although, spot air conditioners, which are a type of portable air conditioner, are required to be tested and certified to the Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System (MAEDbS).

  • Docket # 18-AAER-02
    The California Energy Commission will consider the possible adoption of regulations for portable electric spas and battery chargers at its April 11, 2018, business meeting. The proposed regulations modify existing appliance efficiency regulations for portable electric spas to clarify the scope, update the performance standard, update the test procedure, and add a labeling requirement. The proposed regulations also modify the battery charger marking requirements to require a "BC" mark only for state-regulated battery chargers.


2017 Pre-Rulemaking

  • Docket # 17-AAER-05   (Phase 2 Pre-Rulemaking dockets 17-AAER-06 through 17-AAER-13)
    The California Energy Commission invites interested stakeholders to submit proposals for standards, test procedures, labeling requirements, and/or other measures that will improve the efficiency and reduce the energy or water consumption of the appliances below. Energy Commission staff will consider these proposals, along with the data and information received through the Invitation to Participate, as they draft recommendations for the Energy Commission's consideration as part of the formal rulemaking.


 
  • Docket # 17-AAER-01
    In this pre-rulemaking proceeding, the California Energy Commission staff will conduct workshops and meetings to receive comments on proposed standards for Commercial Tumble Dryers and Air Filter Labeling.


2015 Pre-Rulemaking

  • Docket # 15-AAER-02
    In this pre-rulemaking proceeding, the California Energy Commission staff will conduct workshops and meetings to receive comments on proposed standards for Pool Pump Motors and Portable Electric Spas.


2013 Pre-Rulemaking

  • Dockets 12-AAER-2A-G
    2013, pre-rulemaking proceedings were conducted to receive from stakeholders' information data, and proposals to develop energy efficiency standards for the following topics: Computers, Computer Monitors, Signage Displays, Game Consoles, Network Equipment, And Set-Top Boxes, Fluorescent Dimming Ballasts, Light-Emitting Diodes And Multifaceted Reflector Lamps, Commercial Clothes Dryers, Pool Pump, SPA Labeling, Faucets, Toilets, Urinals, and Water Meters.


If you have questions about the 2014 Standards, please contact the Energy Standards Hotline.

If you would like to propose a rulemaking or a change to the current regulations, please download the Proposal Template. Proposals can be submitted to the Appliance Efficiency Program at appliances@energy.ca.gov.