Products that receive the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient designation demonstrate exceptional and cutting-edge efficiency performance that environmentally-minded consumers and early adopters value. The Most Efficient recognition represents approximately the top 5% of models on the market in the following categories:
- clothes washers
- heating and cooling equipment
Later this year, EPA will initiate a process to consider additional product categories for potential inclusion in 2012.
Consumers will be able to identify Most Efficient products on the ENERGY STAR website and in stores by looking for the Most Efficient designation. In addition to meeting established performance requirements, products must also be ENERGY STAR certified and recognized by an EPA-recognized certification body. Manufacturers are encouraged to submit products that meet the requirements to EPA for recognition.