Building Technologies Program
The Building Technologies Office (BTO) implements minimum energy conservation standards for more than 65 categories of consumer products and commercial equipment. In addition, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is authorized by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (as amended) to enforce compliance with the energy and water conservation standards established for certain consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment. This site provides information, support, and access to DOE's online certification tools, eeCompass, the Compliance Certification Management System (CCMS) and the Compliance Certification Database.
eeCompass is the ultimate resource for evaluating modern consumer appliances. eeCompass has easy-to-use tools that allow consumers to research, evaluate and compare covered products by brand and model, along with a number of other performance attributes.
- Compliance Certification Management System (CCMS)
CCMS in the on-line interface through which manufacturers of covered products and commercial equipment must electronically submit compliance and certification information to DOE.
- Compliance Certification Database
The certification database houses certification reports and compliance statements submitted by manufacturers for consumer products and commercial equipment subject to Federal conservation standards. This database may be searched for in-depth analysis and review.
- Certification, Compliance and Enforcement Additional Information
Additional information regarding DOE's compliance and enforcement programs, including applicable rulemakings and DOE's enforcement actions can be found here.
- Appliances and Commercial Equipment Standards
On this site, you can find out more about DOE's program, find the general rules and regulations with which manufacturers need to comply, and find the latest information on rulemaking, standards, and test procedures for specific products.
- FTC Appliance Energy Data Archive
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) collects manufacturer data about the energy use and efficiency of appliances. This database provides archived energy use data that was historically submitted to FTC prior to submission through CCMS.