The Federal Trade Commission’s
Appliance Labeling Rule helps consumers comparison shop for
energy-efficient appliances, lighting, and plumbing products.
The Rule requires manufacturers of most major home appliances
to attach labels that provide an estimate of the product's
energy consumption or energy efficiency. These familiar yellow-and-black
EnergyGuide labels also show the highest and lowest energy
consumption or efficiency estimates of similar appliance models.
The Rule also requires energy disclosures for certain lighting
products and water use labeling for certain plumbing products.
- Regulatory Review of the Appliance Labeling Rule
- Energy Labels for Home Heating and Cooling Equipment (Disclosures for Regional Standards)
- FTC’s Rulemaking on Light Bulb (Lamp) Labeling
- Rulemaking on Consumer Electronics Labeling