This document is 'Chapter 4.4: State Appliance Efficiency Standards' of the Energy and Environment Guide to Action. State appliance efficiency standards establish minimum energy efficiency levels for appliances and other energy-consuming products. These standards typically prohibit the sale of less efficient models within a state. Many states are implementing appliance and equipment efficiency standards, where cost-effective, for products that are not already covered by federal government standards. States are finding that appliance standards offer a cost-effective strategy for improving energy efficiency and lowering energy costs for businesses and consumers.
This chapter provides recommendations on designing, implementing, and evaluating state appliance efficiency standards. State success stories are included for reference.
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