Energy Star Criteria

Key Efficiency Criteria

Qualified models meet all ENERGY STAR requirements as listed in the Version 3.2 ENERGY STAR Program

Requirements for Ventilating Fans that are effective as of April 1, 2012.

Criteria for ENERGY STAR Qualified Residential Ventilating Fans - Minimum Efficacy Levels

Airflow

Minimum Efficacy Level (cfm/W)*

Range Hoods — up to 500 cfm (max)

2.8

Bathroom and Utility Room Fans — 10 to 89 cfm

1.4

Bathroom and Utility Room Fans — 90 to 500 cfm (max)

2.8

In-Line (single-port & multi-port) Fans

2.8

 

Criteria for ENERGY STAR Qualified Residential Ventilating Fans — Maximum Sound Levels

Airflow (cfm)

Maximum Allowable Sound Level (Sones)*

Range Hoods — up to 500 cfm (max)

2

Bathroom and Utility Room Fans — 10 to 139 cfm

2

Bathroom and Utility Room Fans — 140 to 500 cfm (max)

3

 

Installed Fan Performance

Airflow (cfm)

Rated Airflow (0.25 in. w.g.)

Bathroom and Utility Room Fans — 10 to 89 cfm

0.6

Bathroom and Utility Room Fans — 90 to 500 cfm

0.7

 

Notes:

* Based on static pressure reference measurement (consult the full program requirements).

 

 

Criteria for ENERGY STAR Qualified Residential Ventilating Fans with Lighting

Performance Characteristic

Specification Luminaires V1.2

Light Output

Non-directional luminaires (those listed with a "Source Efficacy" value in column J): ≥ 800 lumens, or ≥ 450 lumens for fixtures with three sources or mores.

Directional fixtures: ≥ 125 lumens/foot for undercabinet, 200 lumens/foot for cove mount, 345 or 575 for downlights (depending on aperture size), 200 lumens per head for accent lights, 300 lumens for outdoor post-mounted luminaires.

Source Efficacy (non-directional luminaires)

65 lm/W
≥ 70 lm/W after September 2013

Luminaire Efficacy (directional luminaires)

Dependent on fixture type/application starting at ≥ 29 lm/W

Power Factor

Residential: ≥ 0.5
Commercial: ≥ 0.9

Solid State Residential with input power greater than 5 watts: ≥ 0.7

Correlated Color Temperature

Lamps shipped with luminaires shall have one of the following nominal correlated color temperatures (CCT): 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000/4100K, 5000K (commercial only)

Color Rendering Index

Ra ≥ 80

Light Source Life

Fluorescent and HID: ≥ 10,000 hours
Halogen incandescent: ≥ 2,500 hours
Solid state (LED): ≥ 25,000 residential or ≥ 35,000 commercial

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