Certified Products Expected to Save Operators $200 in Energy Costs

Equipment manufacturers can now seek Energy Star certification for commercial electric cooktops.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted its Final Version 1.0 Energy Star Commercial Electric Cooktops product specification on Aug. 31. Products that meet the certification requirements will offer users, on average, energy savings of about 10 percent from standard electric units, the agency said. The specification introduces a minimum cooking energy efficiency performance level of 80 percent for eligible commercial electric cooktops, resulting in a lifetime energy savings of $200 and a lifetime electricity savings of 1,800 kWh. To qualify, products must be tested by an EPA-recognized laboratory.

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