EPA Regulations

For the latest information on the US Court of Appeals Decision regarding the EPA SNAP Rule, please see the EPA Court of Appeals announcement in the Resources list on the right.

DOE Walk-in Cooler / Freezer Energy Conservation Regulation

The Department of Energy (DOE) has established minimum efficiency standards for walk-in coolers/freezers 3000 sq ft and under. Manufacturers must report and label the product efficiency (AWEF).

  • Starting 6/26/2017, this applies only to condensing units and packaged systems for coolers (not freezers).
  • Starting mid-2020, this applies to condensing units, unit coolers, and packaged systems, for both coolers and freezers.

For additional details, background, and exceptions, please see the FAQs at right.

CARB Regulations

California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved new rules requiring the phase-out of certain products containing hydrofluorocarbons (HFC’s). To learn more about CARB Short Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) – EPA SNAP Preservation, please refer to the CARB announcement on the resource list.