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For listings of current regulations for power consumption and efficiency and links to agency websites around the world, see our Regulations by Agency pages.

Mr. Green's Blog

Interested in energy efficiency standards, regulations, and other green matters? Read about the latest news and developments in the world of energy efficiency in Mr. Green's blog.

ENERGY STAR Smart Home Energy Management Systems

On July 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a guided discussion on Smart Home Energy Management Systems. Because the ENERGY STAR label is well known and trusted, the ENERGY STAR team feels that it is in a unique position to address connected functions in products.

New Rules in California Title 20 Lighting Standards

On February 8, the California Lighting and Technology Center (CLTC) held a webinar to review major changes went into effect earlier this year in California’s lighting appliance regulations and highlight resources for manufacturers, retailers and consumers. Major changes included updates to lamp...

U.S. EPA Releases Most Efficient Product Criteria Specs for 2018

The proposed eligibility requirements for the ENERGY STAR® 2018 Most Efficient program are now available for review.

The program, now in its 7th year, promotes the most efficient products in fourteen specific product categories. The 2018 program continues the focus on the current twelve...