Independent study to assess process for setting energy performance standards

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is conducting a peer-reviewed study of the analytical methods used by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in setting “standards regulations” for the energy performance of consumer products and commercial equipment. At the conclusion of the study, the committee will issue a consensus report of findings and recommendations on how DOE can improve its analyses to align with best practices. Formed in 1863, The National Academies provide nonpartisan, objective guidance for decision makers on pressing issues.