ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements
                             for Commercial Hot Food  Holding Cabinets

                                          Partner Commitments
       The following are the terms of the ENERGY STAR Partnership Agreement as it pertains to the
manufacturing of ENERGY STAR qualified commercial hot food holding cabinets. The ENERGY STAR
Partner must adhere to the following program requirements:

       comply with current ENERGY STAR Eligibility Criteria, defining the performance criteria that must
       be met for use of the ENERGY STAR certification mark on commercial hot food holding cabinets
       and specifying the testing criteria for commercial hot food holding cabinets.  EPA may, at its
       discretion, conduct tests on products that are referred to as ENERGY STAR qualified. These
       products may be obtained on the open market, or voluntarily supplied by Partner at EPA's

       comply with current ENERGY STAR Identity Guidelines, describing how the ENERGY STAR
       logos and name may be used. Partner is responsible for adhering to these  guidelines and for
       ensuring that its authorized representatives, such as advertising agencies, dealers, and
       distributors, are also in compliance;

       qualify at least one ENERGY STAR qualified commercial hot food holding cabinet  model within
       one year of activating the commercial hot food holding cabinets portion of the  agreement. When
       Partner qualifies the product, it must meet the specification (e.g., Tier 1 or 2, if applicable) in effect
       at that time;

       provide clear and consistent labeling of ENERGY STAR qualified commercial  hot food holding
       cabinets. The ENERGY STAR label must be clearly displayed on the front/inside of the product,
       on the product packaging, in product literature (i.e., user manuals, spec sheets, etc.), and on the
       manufacturer's Internet site where information about ENERGY STAR qualified models is

       provide to EPA, on an annual basis, an updated list of ENERGY STAR qualifying commercial hot
       food holding cabinet models. Once the Partner submits its first list of ENERGY STAR qualified
       commercial hot food holding cabinet models, the Partner will  be listed as an ENERGY STAR
       Partner.  Partner must  provide annual updates in order to remain on the list of participating
       product manufacturers;

•      provide to EPA, on an annual basis, unit shipment data or other market indicators to assist in
       determining the market penetration of ENERGY STAR. Specifically, Partner must  submit the total
       number of ENERGY STAR qualified commercial hot food holding cabinets shipped (in units by
       model) or an equivalent measurement as agreed to in advance by EPA and Partner.  Partner is
       also encouraged to provide ENERGY STAR qualified unit shipment data segmented by
       meaningful product characteristics (e.g., capacity, size, speed, or other as relevant), total unit
       shipments for each model in its product line, and percent of total unit shipments that qualify as
       ENERGY STAR. The data for each calendar year should be  submitted to EPA, preferably in
       electronic format, no later than the following March and may be provided directly from the Partner
       or through a third party. The data will be used by EPA only for program evaluation purposes and
       will be closely controlled. If requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA),  EPA will
       argue that the data is exempt. Any information used will be masked by EPA so as to protect the
       confidentiality of the Partner;
ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Commercial Hot Food Holding Cabinets

       notify EPA of a change in the designated responsible party or contacts for commercial hot food
       holding cabinets within 30 days.
Performance for Special Distinction
       In order to receive additional recognition and/or support from EPA for its efforts within the
Partnership, the ENERGY STAR Partner may consider the following voluntary measures and should keep
EPA informed on the progress of these efforts:

       consider energy efficiency improvements in company facilities and pursue the ENERGY STAR
       label for buildings;

       purchase ENERGY STAR qualified products.  Revise the company purchasing or procurement
       specifications to include ENERGY STAR.  Provide procurement officials' contact information to
       EPA for periodic updates and coordination. Circulate general ENERGY STAR qualified product
       information to employees for use when purchasing products for their homes;

       ensure the power management feature is enabled on all ENERGY STAR qualified monitors in use
       in company facilities,  particularly upon installation and after service is performed;

       provide general information about the ENERGY STAR program to employees whose jobs are
       relevant to the development, marketing, sales, and service of current ENERGY STAR qualified
       product models;

       feature the ENERGY STAR label(s) on Partner Web site and in other promotional materials. If
       information concerning ENERGY STAR is provided on the Partner Web site as specified by the
       ENERGY STAR Web Linking Policy (this document can be found in the Partner Resources
       section on the ENERGY STAR Web site at www.enerqystar.qov), EPA  may provide  links where
       appropriate to the Partner Web site;

       provide a simple plan to EPA outlining specific measures Partner plans  to undertake beyond the
       program requirements listed above. By doing so, EPA may be able to coordinate,  communicate,
       and/or promote Partner's activities, provide an EPA representative, or include news about the
       event in the ENERGY STAR newsletter, on the ENERGY STAR Web pages, etc. The plan may
       be as simple as providing a list of planned activities or planned milestones that Partner would like
       EPA to be aware of.  For example,  activities may  include:  (1) increase the availability of ENERGY
       STAR qualified products by converting the entire product line within two years to meet ENERGY
       STAR guidelines; (2)  demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of energy efficiency
       through special in-store displays  twice a year; (3)  provide information to users (via the Web site
       and user's manual) about energy-saving features and operating characteristics of ENERGY STAR
       qualified products; and (4) build awareness of the ENERGY STAR Partnership and brand identity
       by collaborating with EPA on one print advertorial and one live press event;

       provide quarterly, written updates to EPA as to the efforts undertaken by Partner to increase
       availability of ENERGY STAR qualified products,  and to promote awareness of ENERGY STAR
       and its message.
ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Commercial Hot Food Holding Cabinets

  ENERGY STAR® Program  Requirements
for Commercial Hot Food  Holding Cabinets

             Eligibility Criteria
Below is the product specification (Version 1.0) for ENERGY STAR qualified commercial hot food holding
cabinets. A product must meet all of the identified criteria if it is to be labeled as ENERGY STAR by its

1)  Definitions: Below is a brief description of a commercial hot food holding cabinet and other terms as
    relevant to ENERGY STAR.

    A.  Commercial Hot Food Holding Cabinet: An appliance that is designed to hold hot food at a
       specified temperature, which has been cooked using a separate appliance.

    B.  Idle Energy Rate-Dry: The rate of appliance energy consumption while it is maintaining or holding
       at the control set point, without using a humidity-generating device (if applicable). For purposes of
       this specification, idle energy rate is measured in watts/ft3.

2)  Qualifying Products: Any commercial hot food  holding cabinet that meets the definition in Section 1A
    is eligible for the ENERGY STAR. Dual function equipment, such as cook-and-hold models, cannot
    qualify as ENERGY STAR, under this specification.

3)  Energy-Efficiency Specifications for Qualifying Products: Only those products listed in Section 2 that
    meet the maximum idle energy rate, below, may qualify as ENERGY STAR:

    Maximum Idle Energy Rate = 40 watts/ft3

    The maximum idle energy rate is based on the "idle energy rate—dry test"  in ASTM F2140-01. Interior
    volume (ft3) of each qualifying model must be measured according to the protocol provided below.
        Measuring Interior Volume: Commercial hot food
        holding cabinet interior volume shall be calculated using
        straight-line segments following the gross interior
        dimensions of the appliance and using the following
        equation: interior height x interior width x interior depth.
        Interior volume  shall not account for racks, air plenums
        or other interior parts.
4) Test Criteria: Manufacturers are required to perform tests and self-certify those product models that
ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Commercial Hot Food Holding Cabinets

    meet the ENERGY STAR guidelines. The test results must be reported to EPA using the Commercial
    Hot Food Holding Cabinet Qualifying Product Information (QPI) Form.

    Manufacturers may submit qualifying product information representing an entire family of hot food
    holding cabinets using one QPI Form according to the following procedures:

    1) Test and submit a completed QPI Form for the smallest unit within the product family.
    2) Attach to the completed QPI Form, equipment specification sheets for each hot food holding
    cabinet model to be qualified within that family. These sheets must provide proof that the design and
    insulation specifications for these additional models are identical to that of the smallest unit.

    In performing these tests, partner agrees to measure a model's energy-efficiency using ASTM
    Standard F2140-01, Test Method for the Performance of Hot Food Holding Cabinets.

5)  Effective Date: The date that manufacturers may begin to qualify products as ENERGY STAR will be
    defined as the effective date of the agreement.  The  ENERGY STAR Specification for Commercial Hot
    Food Holding Cabinets is effective August 15, 2003.

6)  Future Specification Revisions: ENERGY STAR reserves the right to change the specification should
    technological and/or market  changes affect its usefulness to consumers, industry, or the environment.
    In keeping with  current policy,  revisions to the specification are arrived at through industry
    discussions.  Please note that ENERGY STAR qualification is not automatically granted for the
    life of the product model. To carry the ENERGY STAR label, a product model must meet the
    ENERGY STAR specification in effect on the model's date of manufacture.
ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Commercial Hot Food Holding Cabinets