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New York Provides Resources to Help Dealers Comply with the State's New Equipment Requirements

A New York state agency has published several new resources meant to help foodservice equipment dealers ensure the equipment they offer complies with new energy efficiency standards. The state requires that all parties involved in selling, renting, leasing and installing regulated products in New York comply with these restrictions.

The state’s updated appliance and equipment efficiency standards went into effect last year, setting new minimum energy efficiency requirements for commercial foodservice equipment manufactured on or after June 26, 2023. The new standards covered five types of commercial equipment: dishwashers, fryers, hot food holding cabinets, ovens, and steam cookers. Equipment in those categories now must align with Energy Star V2.0 standards and test procedures to be legally sold or leased in New York, however, equipment manufactured before June 26, 2023, is exempt from the more rigid standards.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is working to improve compliance with the new requirements. To that end, it has developed three resources dealers can use to determine whether their available equipment meets the updated standards. Those resources are:

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