Regulations by Agency

The following agencies have made their current regulations for power consumption and efficiency available on their websites. Please use the links below to read more about individual agencies and view pertinent information.

AgencyLocationApplications
California Energy Commission US - California only Consumer Audio and Video Equipment
China Standard Certification Center (CSCC) China External Power Supplies, Televisions, DVD/VCD Products, Clothes Washers, Computers, Copiers, Monitors, Printers, Fax Machines, Refrigerators, Microwaves, Set Top Boxes, Rice Cookers, Air Conditioners
Energy Star - US US External Power Supplies, Cordless Phones, Televisions, VCRs, DVD Players, TV/VCR/DVD Combo Units, Set Top Boxes, Home Audio, Computers, Copiers, Monitors, Printers, Fax Machines, Scanners, Multifunction Devices, Dishwashers
EC EuP Ecodesign Directive European Union Personal Computers (desktops & laptops) and Computer Monitors, Imaging Equipment, Televisions, Standby and Off-Mode Losses of EuPs, Battery Chargers and External Power Supplies, Lighting, HVAC, Refrigerators and Freezers, Dishwashers and Washing Machines
U. S. Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) US Battery Chargers, External Power Supplies, Lighting, Dishwashers, Ranges, Ovens, Dehumidifiers, Televisions, Personal Computers, Set-top Boxes, DVRs, and Computer Monitors.

Additional agencies are listed on the following pages.

Other Asia/Pacific Includes: Australia Department of Industry, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (India), The Energy Conservation Center of Japan's (ECCJ) Energy Saving Labeling Program, ECCJ's Top Runner Program (Japan), Korea Energy Mangement Corporation (KEMCO)
Other Europe Includes: Blaue Engel/Blue Angel (Germany), European Commission's Code of Conduct (EU), European Commission's Eco-Label (EU), European Commission's IPP Mobile Device Charger Rating (EU), Nordic Ecolabel (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Denmark)
Other North America Includes: 80 Plus, The Green Grid (was Climate Savers), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), US Federal Government Executive Order 13221 (1-watt standby), U.S. Department of Energy (DoE)