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State-Regulated Appliance and Equipment Standards

Oregon has established energy efficiency standards for certain appliances and equipment not regulated by federal standards. Oregon’s standards are consistent with standards adopted in several other states.
The Oregon Department of Energy has adopted administrative rules that establish testing, certification and labeling requirements for products that meet Oregon’s energy efficiency standards. Manufacturers should read and follow the rules to ensure their products comply.

These administrative rules were updated in 2013 to implement Senate Bill 692, enacted by the 2013 Oregon Legislature. Learn more about the rulemaking.
Customers or enforcement personnel may learn whether a product complies with Oregon standards by checking the Multi-State Compliance System database. (Log-in using “Guest” for both User Name and Password.) Products must be listed as “Compliant” in the database to be eligible for sale and installation in Oregon.  

The products listed below are currently regulated by Oregon. Please check the links above for details on the standards and effective date for each type of equipment. (Please note that federal standards may preempt some Oregon standards in the future.)

  • Bottle-type water dispensers
  • Commercial hot food holding cabinets
  • Commercial refrigerators and freezers
  • Compact audio products
  • Digital versatile disc players and digital versatile disc recorders
  • Portable electric spas
  • Single-voltage external AC to DC power supplies
  • Televisions (standards became effective Jan. 1, 2014)
  • Battery charger systems (standards became effective Jan. 1, 2014)
  • High-light output, double-ended quartz halogen lamps (standards became effective Jan. 1, 2016)

The following equipment has already been preempted by federal standards.

  • Automatic commercial ice cube machines
  • Commercial clothes washers
  • Commercial pre-rinse spray valves
  • Illuminated exit signs
  • Incandescent reflector lamps
  • Metal halide lamp fixtures
  • Torchieres
  • Traffic signal modules
  • Unit heaters
  • Walk-in refrigerators and freezers

For more information, please contact:
State-Regulated Appliance Program Manager