ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR
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Type: Voluntary Label
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ENERGY STAR Product Specs
ENERGY STAR Revisions to Existing Specification
ENERGY STAR New Specifications in Development
ENERGY STAR Historical Specifications
ENERGY STAR Enhanced Testing and Verification Procedure
ENERGY STAR Sunsetted Specifications

Sponsored by the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). One of the most visible certifications world-wide with energy efficiency specifications for consumer electronics, office equipment, appliances and external power supplies. ENERGY STAR is working closely with countries around the world to harmonize efficiency standards. See also: International Energy Star for more details.

Other ENERGY STAR Information

PRODUCT Max Standby / Min Efficiency
Battery Charger Systems View current specifications.
Computers

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Computer (Enterprise) Servers

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Copiers See Imaging Equipment

Cordless Phones
(includes Answering Machines)
(NOTE: Will be replaced with Telephony program.)

Cordless telephone ≤ 2 W
Combination Units: ≤ 2.5 W
Additional Handsets: ≤1 W

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Dishwashers Standby included in overall energy calculation. See eligibility criteria.
DVD players 1 W
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View specification revision in development
External Power Supplies Table 1: Energy-efficiency Criteria for Active Mode: Standard Models

NOTE: The ENERGY STAR specification for External Power Supplies (EPS) and End-Use Products Using External Power Supplies (EUP) were sunset on December 31, 2010. For more information, see:
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=products_for_partners.showEPS

Nameplate Output Power (Pno) Minimum Average Efficiency in Active Mode
(expressed as a decimal)
0 to ≤ 1 watt ≥ 0.480 * Pno+ 0.140
> 1 watt to ≤ 49 watts ≥ [0.0626 * Ln (Pno)] + 0.622
> 49 watts ≥ 0.870

 

Table 2: Energy-efficiency Criteria for Active Mode: Low Voltage* Models
Nameplate Output Power (Pno) Minimum Average Efficiency in Active Mode
(expressed as a decimal)
0 to ≤ 1 watt ≥ 0.497 * Pno+ 0.067
> 1 watt to ≤ 49 watts ≥ [0.0750 * Ln (Pno)] + 0.561
> 49 watts ≥ 0.860

* A low voltage model is an EPS with a nameplate output voltage of < 6 volts and a nameplate output current ≥ 550 milliamps

Table 3: Energy Consumption Criteria for No-load
Nameplate Output Power (Pno) Maximum Power for No-load
AC-AC EPS AC-DC EPS
0 to < 50 watts ≤ 0.5 watts ≤ 0.3 watts
≥ 50 to ≤ 250 watts ≤ 0.5 watts ≤ 0.5 watts

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Download Test Method
ENERGY STAR EPS Version 2.0 Summary Page

Fax Machines See Imaging Equipment
Home Audio 1 W
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Imaging Equipment (printers, scanners, copiers, FAX machines, etc.)

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LED Lighting Integral LED Lamp Specification
Program Requirements for Solid-State Lighting Lumenaires - Version 1
Monitors/Displays
  On-mode power consumption Sleep mode Off mode
Effective January 1, 2006 Y is expressed in watts and rounded up to the nearest whole number and X is the number of megapixels in decimal form.
If X < 1 megapixel, then Y = 23; if X > 1 megapixel, then Y = 28X.
≤ 2 watts ≤ 1 watt
Version 5.0, tier 1 Effective October 30, 2009
Diagonal Screen Size < 30 inches Screen Resolution ≤ 1.1 MP PO = 6*(MP) + 0.05*(A) + 3
Diagonal Screen Size < 30 inches Screen Resolution > 1.1 MP PO = 9*(MP) + 0.05*(A) + 3
MP = Display resolution in megapixels
A = Viewable screen area in square inches
≤ 2 watts ≤ 1 watt
Version 5.0, tier 1 Effective January 30, 2010
Diagonal Screen Size 30 - 60 inches (All Screen Resolutions) PO = 0.27*(A) + 8
≤ 2 watts ≤ 1 watt
Version 5.0, tier 2 Effective October 30, 2011 TBD ≤ 1 watts ≤ 1 watt

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See Imaging Equipment
Printers See Imaging Equipment
Scanners See Imaging Equipment
Set Top Boxes

Simple Set-top Boxes (DTA)
≤8 W active on, ≤2 W standby

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Complex Set-top Boxes

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Future specifications:
   Future specification, Version 4

Telephony View current specification
Televisions Table 1: On Mode Power Consumption Requirements for TV Products
Screen Area Version 5.1: Effective May 1, 2012
Maximum On Mode Power Consumption (A expressed in inches2) Maximum On Mode Power Consumption (A expressed in cm2)
A < 275 square inches (1774 square centimeters) Pmax = 0.130 * A + 5 Pmax = 0.020 * A + 5
275 <= A <= 1068 square inches (6890 square centimeters) Pmax = 0.084 * A + 18 Pmax = 0.013 * A + 18
A > 1068 square inches (6890 square centimeters) Pmax = 108 Pmax = 108
Notes:
Pmax = maximum allowable On Mode power consumption
A = viewable screen area of the product, calculated by multiplying the viewable image width by the viewable image height


Table 2: Download Acquisition Mode (DAM) Requirements
Specification Version Maximum Allowable Energy in DAM (kilowatt-hours/day)
Version 5.1: Effective May 1, 2012 0.02

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Source: Energy Star. Please check source for latest information.