ENERGY STAR® updates

May 20, 2019

ENERGY STAR Certified Commercial Dishwashers
EPA released the ENERGY STAR Commercial Dishwashers Draft 1 Version 3.0 specification April 3. The Version 3.0 specification proposes the introduction of a wash energy metric, amendments to the current ENERGY STAR criteria levels, scope changes, and updates to the referenced test methods. EPA will host a webinar to discuss the Draft 1 April 25,  from 1:30-3:30 p.m. (EST) The comment deadline is May 9. For more information on activities performed to date in preparation for this revision and details on submitting comments, visit the product development webpage.

ENERGY STAR Certified Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines
EPA is preparing to release the ENERGY STAR Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines Final Draft Version 4.0 specification. The Version 4.0 specification expands scope to include Combination A and Combination B type refrigerated beverage vending machines. For more information on activities performed to date in preparation for this Version 4.0 specification, visit the product development webpage.

For any questions regarding ENERGY STAR® CFS specification development activities, please contact Tanja Crk, EPA, at (202) 566-1037 or crk.tanja@epa.gov, and Adam Spitz, ICF, at (916) 231-7685 or Adam.Spitz@icf.com.

Congratulations to the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners! 
The ENERY STAR Commercial Food Service team would like to give a special shout out to our partners who won ENERGY STAR awards! Hoshizaki America Inc., ITW Food Equipment Group, and Welbilt, Inc. were each awarded the Partner of the Year: Sustained Excellence recognition for Product Brand Owner. This award is the highest honor among ENERGY STAR Awards and is given to partners that have already received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition. Additionally, Howe Corporation, True Manufacturing, and QBD Cooling Systems, Inc. (Canada) were awarded the Excellence Award for Product Design. This award is given to companies that demonstrate leadership in the design and manufacture of ENERGY STAR certified products. To learn more about the 2019 ENERGY STAR winners, please visit the webpage, here.

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