Washington passed appliance efficiency legislation in 2005, creating minimum efficiency standards for eight products.

The standards apply only to products sold for use in the state. They do not apply to new products manufactured in Washington and sold outside the State, new products manufactured outside Washington and sold at wholesale inside Washington for final retail sale and installation outside the State, products installed in mobile manufactured homes at the time of construction, or products designed expressly for installation and use in recreational vehicles.

Which Appliances?

The State of Washington’s appliance standards cover the following products; the effective date is shown in parentheses:

Where are the Regulations?

Washington passed appliance standards in Senate Bill 6840 - 2005-06. The text of the approved bill is available at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/2005-06/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Passed%20Legislature/6840-S.PL.pdf

Product Testing and Certification

Products must be certified to the California Energy Commission. Please see Information for Manufacturers for details.