Current Appliance Efficiency Rulemakings

2017 Rulemaking

  • Docket # 17-AAER-15
    The California Energy Commission will consider the possible adoption of regulations for computers and light-emitting diode (LED) lamps at its November 8, 2017, business meeting. The proposed regulations will modify existing appliance efficiency regulations for computers to create a new allowance for a discrete graphics processing unit (GPU) that is packaged on the same substrate as the central processing unit (CPU), make minor modifications to several definitions to better represent computers in the market, and allow manufacturers to report estimated LED lamp lifetime pending completion of lifetime testing.

2017 Pre-Rulemaking

  • Docket # 17-AAER-05   (Phase 2 Pre-Rulemaking dockets 17-AAER-06 through 17-AAER-13)
    The California Energy Commission invites interested stakeholders to submit proposals for standards, test procedures, labeling requirements, and/or other measures that will improve the efficiency and reduce the energy or water consumption of the appliances below. Energy Commission staff will consider these proposals, along with the data and information received through the Invitation to Participate, as they draft recommendations for the Energy Commission's consideration as part of the formal rulemaking.



  • Docket # 17-AAER-01
    In this pre-rulemaking proceeding, the California Energy Commission staff will conduct workshops and meetings to receive comments on proposed standards for Commercial Tumble Dryers and Air Filter Labeling.


2015 Pre-Rulemaking

  • Docket # 15-AAER-02
    In this pre-rulemaking proceeding, the California Energy Commission staff will conduct workshops and meetings to receive comments on proposed standards for Pool Pump Motors and Portable Electric Spas.


2013 Pre-Rulemaking

  • Dockets 12-AAER-2A-G
    2013, pre-rulemaking proceedings were conducted to receive from stakeholders' information data, and proposals to develop energy efficiency standards for the following topics: Computers, Computer Monitors, Signage Displays, Game Consoles, Network Equipment, And Set-Top Boxes, Fluorescent Dimming Ballasts, Light-Emitting Diodes And Multifaceted Reflector Lamps, Commercial Clothes Dryers, Pool Pump, SPA Labeling, Faucets, Toilets, Urinals, and Water Meters.


If you have questions about the 2014 Standards, please contact the Energy Standards Hotline.

If you would like to propose a rulemaking or a change to the current regulations, please download the Proposal Template. Proposals can be submitted to the Appliance Efficiency Program at appliances@energy.ca.gov.