The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation is eligible in 12 product categories:
- Air Source Heat Pumps and Central Air Conditioners
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Washers
- Computer Monitors
- Geothermal Heat Pumps
- Refrigerator Freezers
- Ventilation Fans
- Residential Windows
Products that meet the 2016 criteria will deliver significant savings over a conventional product as detailed here. Final criteria for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2016 are summarized in this same PDF.
In addition to meeting these performance requirements, products must be certified as ENERGY STAR by an EPA-recognized certification body, like MET Laboratories.
The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation was created to recognize and advance the most efficient products among those that qualify for ENERGY STAR. The goal of this effort is to encourage new, more energy-efficient products into the market more quickly by targeting early adopters.