Upcoming ENERGY STAR Certified Residential Freezers

data.energystar.gov | Last Updated 18 Aug 2014

Certified models meet all ENERGY STAR requirements as listed in the Version 5.0 ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Residential Refrigerators and Freezers that are effective as of September 15, 2014. A detailed listing of key efficiency criteria are available at http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=refrig.pr_crit_refrigerators

This dataset has the following 20 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
ENERGY STAR Unique IDpd_idnumberThe ENERGY STAR Unique ID (ESUID) is a string of seven numbers EPA assigns to an ENERGY STAR model or set of models with unique performance characteristics. This ESUID is unique to both the model and product specification version and is assigned by EPA upon receipt of certification information from the certification body. Each row within the product list will have a unique ESUID. Developers may wish to use this ESUID to track information on certified models in their information systems.
Brand Namebrand_nametextAn identifier assigned by the manufacturer or private labeler to a product or family/series of products for sales and marketing purposes.
Model Numbermodel_numbertextA distinguishing identifier, usually alphanumeric, assigned to a product by the manufacturer or private labeler.
Additional Model Informationadditional_model_informationtextThis column includes for the qualified model or family, family members, additional model names, model numbers and other identifying information associated with a product or family/series of products for sales and marketing purposes. Other identifying information includes, but is not limited to, SKUs, UPC codes, retail numbers, and/or descriptions of models included/not included in the reported Model Family.
TypetypetextFreezers are available in both chest and upright configurations. An upright freezer has a front-mounted door like a refrigerator and shelves that allow for easy organization. A chest freezer typically requires more floor space, but they are also more energy efficient and since the door opens from the top it will allow less cold air to escape.
Defrost Typedefrost_typetextFreezers are available with either manual or automatic defrost. Manual defrost freezers use about half the energy of automatic defrost models, but must be defrosted periodically to achieve the energy savings. Don’t allow frost to build up more than one quarter of an inch.
CompactcompacttextDesignation for freezers with a total volume of less than 7.75 cubic feet and 36 inches or less in height.
Built-inbuilt_intextBuilt-in freezers are designed to be installed totally encased by kitchen cabinets.
Thru the Door Dispenserthru_the_door_dispensertextIndicates if the model has the through-the-door ice feature. It does not indicate whether or not the model has an ice maker. Please contact the manufacturer directly to determine if the model has an ice maker.
Ice Makerice_makertextIncluded in some refrigerators for making ice cubes.
Capacity (Total Volume) (ft3)capacity_total_volume_ft3numberThe total interior volume of the freezer. Generally, the larger the freezer, the greater the energy consumption.
Adjusted Volume (ft3)adjusted_volume_ft3numberThis is a figure accounting for the fact that freezers require more energy than refrigerators per unit of actual volume, because they are colder. The adjusted volume is the sum of the fresh food compartment volume and the product of an adjustment factor and the net freezer compartment volume in cubic feet. It's used to determine the federal energy conservation standards for refrigerators and freezers. Refrigerator Adjusted Volume = Fresh Volume + (1.63 x Freezer Volume). Freezer Adjusted Volume = 1.73 x Freezer Volume.
Annual Energy Use (kWh/yr)annual_energy_use_kwh_yrnumberThis number is the estimated annual energy use in kilowatt hours of the freezer under typical conditions. Your actual energy consumption will vary depending on how you use your freezer, such as frequency of opening and closing, surrounding room temperature, and how full the unit is kept. This figure is calculated according to U.S. Department of Energy test procedures.
US Federal Standard (kWh/yr)us_federal_standard_kwh_yrnumberThe U.S. federal standard is the maximum energy consumption in kWh/year allowed by the U.S. Department of Energy for a freezer of this particular configuration and size.
Percent Less Energy Use than US Federal Standardpercent_less_energy_use_than_us_federal_standardnumberENERGY STAR certified residential freezers must exceed the U.S. federal standard by at least 10%. This column tells you by how much each model exceeds the standard.
Connected Functionalityconnected_functionalitytextIndicates whether the model offers advanced controls and increased functionality such as sending notifications when the freezer door doesn’t close or allowing for a service center to remotely diagnose problems. Freezers with connected functionality are smart grid ready; if linked with your energy provider or an energy management system these products can dynamically adjust their energy use, potentially lowering your electric bill.
Date Available On Marketdate_available_on_marketcalendar_dateThe date that the model is available for purchase.
Date Certifieddate_qualifiedcalendar_dateThe date on which the product was confirmed to meet the ENERGY STAR specification.
MarketsmarketstextIncludes products sold in the U.S. and/or Canada and other ENERGY STAR partner countries.
CB Model Identifierenergy_star_model_identifiertextA unique string of characters assigned by certification bodies (CBs) to identify a model or set of models with the same performance characteristics. This identifier should remain the same for a model even if it is recertified to a new version of an ENERGY STAR specification. This string of characters is determined by CBs and is not the ENERGY STAR Unique ID assigned by EPA.