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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 Most Efficient 2020 Proposal

On August 7, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy held a webinar to propose recognition criteria across product categories for the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2020. As an extension of the ENERGY STAR brand, the Most Efficient label recognizes the...

ENERGY STAR Smart Home Energy Management Systems Version 1.0

On July 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shared the Final Draft of the Version 1.0 Specification for ENERGY STAR® Smart Home Energy Management Systems (SHEMS). The intent of this program is to recognize smart home system packages that save energy while delivering both cost savings and convenience.

California Energy Efficiency Regulations for Computer Monitors

The California Energy Commission held a webinar on April 17 to review upcoming Title 20 regulations effective for computer monitors offered for sale in California and manufactured on or after July 1, 2019. With more than 25 million computer monitors in the state, regulating their energy use will save about 696 gigawatt-hours per year.