Commercial Clothes Washers

January 31st 2014

On January 31, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for commercial clothes washers.The proposed amendments provide numerical equations for translating modified energy factor and water factor values as measured using DOE’s new clothes washer test procedure into their equivalent values as measured using the current test procedure. The proposed amendments also clarify the dates for which the current and new test procedures can be used to determine compliance with existing energy conservation standards and any future revised energy conservation standards for commercial clothes washers.