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Energy Conservation Standards for Clothes Washers May be Amended

Thursday, March 06, 2014
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The Department of Energy is proposing to amend the energy conservation standards for commercial clothes washers. DOE has tentatively concluded that the proposed standards represent the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that is technologically feasible and economically justified and would result in the significant conservation of energy. DOE further notes that products achieving these standards are already commercially available.

If adopted, these standards would apply to all top-loading and front-loading commercial clothes washers that are manufactured in, or imported into, the U.S. on or after the date that is three years after the date a final rule is published.

A public meeting to receive comments on the proposed standards and associated analyses and results will be held April 21 in Washington, D.C., and will also be broadcast as a webinar. Comments, data and information regarding this proposal will be accepted through May 5.

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