ENERGY STAR® Program Requirements
for Residential Light Fixtures
Partner Commitments
Following are the terms of the ENERGY STAR Partnership Agreement as it pertains to the manufacture
and labeling of ENERGY STAR qualified products. The ENERGY STAR Partner must adhere to the
following partner commitments:
Qualifying Products	
1.	Comply with current ENERGY STAR Eligibility Criteria, which define performance requirements and
test procedures for residential light fixtures. A list of eligible products and their corresponding Eligibility
Criteria can be found at
2.	Obtain certification of ENERGY STAR qualification from a Certification Body recognized by EPA for
residential light fixtures prior to associating the ENERGY STAR name or mark with any product. As
part of this certification process, products must be tested in a laboratory recognized by EPA to perform
residential light fixture testing.
Using the ENERGY STAR Name and Marks	
3.	Comply with current ENERGY STAR Identity Guidelines, which define how the ENERGY STAR name
and marks may be used. Partner is responsible for adhering to these guidelines and ensuring that its
authorized representatives, such as advertising agencies, dealers, and distributors, are also in
compliance. The ENERGY STAR Identity Guidelines are available at
4.	Use the ENERGY STAR name and marks only in association with qualified products. Partner may not
refer to itself as an ENERGY STAR Partner unless at least one product is qualified and offered for
5.	Provide clear and consistent labeling of ENERGY STAR qualified residential light fixtures. The
ENERGY STAR mark must be clearly displayed 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 displayed.
Verifying Ongoing Product Qualification	
6.	Participate in third-party verification testing through a Certification Body recognized by EPA for
residential light fixtures.
Note: It is EPA's intention that until further notice, this commitment will be satisfied by participation in
the existing Quality Assurance Testing program (QA-4) mentioned in the Residential Light Fixture
7.	Comply with tests that EPA/DOE may conduct at its discretion 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 the government's request.
Providing Information to EPA	
8.	Provide unit shipment data or other market indicators to EPA annually to assist with creation of
ENERGY STAR market penetration estimates, as follows:
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8.1.	Partner must submit the total number of ENERGY STAR qualified residential light fixtures
shipped in the calendar year or an equivalent measurement as agreed to in advance by EPA and
Partner. Partner shall exclude shipments to organizations that rebrand and resell the shipments
(unaffiliated private labelers).
8.2.	Partner must provide unit shipment data segmented by meaningful product characteristics (e.g.,
type, capacity, presence of additional functions) as prescribed by EPA.
8.3.	Partner must submit unit shipment data for each calendar year to EPA or an EPA-authorized third
party, preferably in electronic format, no later than March 1 of the following year.
Submitted unit shipment data will be used by EPA only for program evaluation purposes and will be
closely controlled. Any information used will be masked by EPA so as to protect the confidentiality of
the Partner;
9.	Report to EPA any attempts by laboratories or Certification Bodies (CBs) to influence testing or
certification results or to engage in discriminatory practices.
10.	Notify EPA of a change in the designated responsible party or contacts within 30 days using the My
ENERGY STAR Account tool (MESA) available at
Training and Consumer Education	
11. Partner shall comply with the following, product-specific requirements concerning training and
¦ Provide ENERGY STAR sales training to all sales staff. This training shall include:
a)	identification of ENERGY STAR qualified products within the store,
b)	tips for selling ENERGY STAR qualified products, and
c)	tips for answering questions about ENERGY STAR.
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:
¦	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.
¦	Consider energy efficiency improvements in company facilities and pursue benchmarking buildings
through the ENERGY STAR Buildings program.
¦	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.
¦	Feature the ENERGY STAR mark(s) on Partner website and other promotional materials. If
information concerning ENERGY STAR is provided on the Partner website as specified by the
ENERGY STAR Web Linking Policy (available in the Partner Resources section of the ENERGY
STAR website), EPA may provide links where appropriate to the Partner website.
¦	Ensure the power management feature is enabled on all ENERGY STAR qualified displays and
computers 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 products.
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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 website, etc. The plan may be as simple as
providing a list of planned activities or milestones of which Partner would like EPA to be aware. For
example, activities may include: (1) increasing the availability of ENERGY STAR qualified products by
converting the entire product line within two years to meet ENERGY STAR guidelines; (2)
demonstrating the economic and environmental benefits of energy efficiency through special in-store
displays twice a year; (3) providing information to users (via the website and user's manual) about
energy-saving features and operating characteristics of ENERGY STAR qualified products; and (4)
building awareness of the ENERGY STAR Partnership and brand identity by collaborating with EPA
on one print advertorial and one live press event.
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company's shipping operations. The SmartWay Transport Partnership works with freight carriers,
shippers, and other stakeholders in the goods movement industry to reduce fuel consumption,
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buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with traditional fossil fuel-
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companies, small and medium businesses, government institutions as well as a growing number of
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