Commercial Clothes Washers

December 3rd 2014

On December 3, 2014  the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule regarding test procedures for commercial clothes washers (CCWs). The final rule makes a technical correction to the certification reporting requirements for CCWs established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), adopts a new test procedure to be used to determine compliance with any revised energy conservation standards for CCWs, and clarifies the dates for which the current and new test procedures must be used to determine compliance with existing energy conservation standards and any future revised energy conservation standards for CCWs.