CEE Residential Refrigerator Specification

Date Published

May 17, 2022


The 2022 CEE Home Appliances Initiative and Residential Refrigerator Specification revision was prompted in response to significant technical developments, including the market introduction of refrigerators that utilize advanced adaptive compressors, which offer an increased savings opportunity for efficiency programs. These technical advancements, coupled with innovations in refrigerants, insulation materials, and manufacturing processes, have enabled residential refrigerators to reach new levels of efficient performance. The CEE tiers seek to identify meaningful levels of energy savings beyond the US Department of Energy federal minimum efficiency standard for residential refrigerators.