ENERGY STAR updates

June 19, 2018

2018 ENERGY STAR Commercial Food Service Workshop
Thank you to all who attended the ENERGY STAR Commercial Food Service (CFS) Stakeholder Workshop on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show! Over 75 stakeholders representing the CFS supply chain and ENERGY STAR Partner network attended the event. EPA emphasized the power of the ENERGY STAR brand, importance of stakeholder input, and nature of utility business models. Richard Young of the Food Service Technology Center (FSTC) facilitated a discussion with Arby’s, PRIDE, KCL, and NRA on how each organization promotes ENERGY STAR. Laura Thomas from the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) explored midstream program models, which utilities are leveraging to increase sales of ENERGY STAR CFS equipment. In most cases, midstream programs allow dealers, distributors, or manufacturers to deliver instant rebates to their customers. The agenda and presentations can be found on the ENERGY STAR website.

ENERGY STAR Version 1.1 Commercial Coffee Brewers Specification
EPA released the ENERGY STAR Commercial Coffee Brewers Version 1.1 specification on May 18, 2018. The specification and cover letter are available on the ENERGY STAR Commercial Coffee Brewers Product Development Webpage. Please feel free to reach out to CommercialFoodservice@energystar.gov with any questions.


May 15, 2018

ENERGY STAR CFS Stakeholder Workshop at NRA Show

ENERGY STAR® will be hosting a commercial food service (CFS) stakeholder workshop on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 1:00-3:00pm CT during the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show. The goal is to foster collaboration and innovation across the CFS distribution network and highlight examples of leadership in efficiency. The workshop aims to highlight the business models used by vendors, suppliers, and utilities to help market actors to take steps towards improved, integrated processes. The free session will be co-located with the NRA show inside the McCormick Center. Click here for more information and RSVP using this form. For any questions, feel free to reach out to Carly.Burke@icf.com.

ENERGY STAR Draft Version 1.1 Commercial Coffee Brewers Specification

EPA is working on the development of the ENERGY STAR Final Version 1.1 Commercial Coffee Brewers specification. EPA has posted all of the materials related to the specification on the product development website. Please feel free to reach out to CommercialFoodservice@energystar.gov with any questions.

 ENERGY STAR Commercial Dishwashers Version 3.0

EPA is moving forward with development of the Draft 1 Version 3.0 specification. However, the Agency welcomes additional performance data to supplement the current data set in support of the specification development process. All materials can be found on the ENERGY STAR Commercial Dishwashers Version 3.0 product development website. Please free to reach out to CommercialFoodservice@energystar.gov with data, comments, or questions.


ENERGY STAR Draft Version 1.1 Commercial Coffee Brewers Specification

EPA released ENERGY STAR Draft Version 1.1 Commercial Coffee Brewers specification for stakeholder review on February 22, 2018. EPA held a stakeholder webinar on March 1, 2018, to discuss the proposed Version 1.1 revision. The Draft Version 1.1 materials are available on the ENERGY STAR Commercial Coffee Brewers Version 1.1 product development website.

ENERGY STAR Commercial Dishwashers Version 3.0

EPA launched the ENERGY STAR Commercial Dishwashers Version 3.0 specification revision on July 14, 2017, and issued an Update Memo on December 20, 2017 extending the comment and data submission deadline to February 28, 2018. The Agency is working on the development of a Draft 1 Version 3.0 specification. The Discussion Guide and other materials can be found on the ENERGY STAR Commercial Dishwashers Version 3.0 product development website.


March 15, 2018

ENERGY STAR Draft Version 1.1 Commercial Coffee Brewers Specification

EPA released ENERGY STAR Draft Version 1.1 Commercial Coffee Brewers specification for stakeholder review on February 22, 2018. EPA held a stakeholder webinar on March 1, 2018, to discuss the proposed Version 1.1 revision. The Draft Version 1.1 materials are available on the ENERGY STAR Commercial Coffee Brewers Version 1.1 product development website. Stakeholders are encouraged to submit comments to CommercialCoffeeBrewers@energystar.gov by March 22, 2018.


Feb. 26, 2018

ENERGY STAR commercial coffee brewer spec percolates  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the ENERGY STAR Draft Version 1.1 Commercial Coffee Brewers specification for stakeholder review. The specification and cover memo are available on the ENERGY STAR Commercial Coffee Brewers Version 1.1 product development webpage. EPA will host a stakeholder webinar meeting March 1, from 12 – 1 p.m. CST to discuss the draft and address stakeholder questions. To participate, register here. Stakeholders are encouraged to submit written comments to CommercialCoffeeBrewers@energystar.gov no later than March 22. Questions may be directed to Kirsten Hesla, EPA: Hesla.Kirsten@epa.gov; +1.202.564.2984; or Adam Spitz, ICF: Adam.Spitz@icf.com; +1.916.231.7685. For any other commercial coffee brewer related questions, contact CommercialCoffeeBrewers@energystar.gov.


Jan. 15, 2018

ENERGY STAR Commercial Dishwashers Version 3.0 — EPA launched the development of the ENERGY STAR Commercial Dishwasher Version 3.0 specification on July 14, 2017, and issued an Update Memo on December 20, 2017, announcing the extension of the data assembly due date to February 28, 2018. Partners are encouraged to review the Discussion Guide and other materials throughout the specification revision process. Stakeholders are encouraged to submit comments and performance data to CommercialDishwashers@energystar.gov.

ENERGY STAR Automatic Commercial Ice Makers Version 3.0 — The ENERGY STAR Automatic Commercial Ice Makers Version 3.0 specification takes effect on January 28, 2018. Documents related to the specification development process can be found on the ENERGY STAR website. Partners are encouraged to work with their Certification Bodies to ensure products are certified prior to the effective date.

ENERGY STAR COMPLIMENTARY MATERIALS — ENERGY STAR is in the process of updating its commercial foodservice equipment materials with the latest savings figures and product information. The Guide for Cafes, Restaurants, and Commercial Kitchens, nine product sell sheets, and Equipment Savings Overview will be made available on the ENERGY STAR CFS website. These materials are co-brandable and partners can add their logo while leveraging the ENERGY STAR Brand. Partners are encouraged to take advantage of these resources.

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