Energy-Efficient Equipment Standards for State Purchasing

Article 5, Section 5-108aLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. of the New York State Laws directs NYSERDA to establish minimum efficiency standards for specific energy-using products and appliances purchased by or for the State or any of its agencies. (Click on "ENG", then "Article 5", then "5-108-A - Energy Efficient Appliances".)

NYSERDA established an Advisory Committee to provide input during the development of Energy-Efficient Equipment Standards for State Purchasing. The Advisory Committee consisted of representatives from industry, efficiency and environmental advocate organizations, and agencies subject to the standards.

Within each of the equipment type links below you will find:

  • Product definitions
  • Minimum efficiency standards
  • And, where available:
    • Product listings for qualified equipment meeting minimum standards
    • Product listings for high efficiency equipment going above minimum standards
    • Cost calculator tools

    Equipment with Established State Purchasing Energy-Efficiency Standards


    Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

    Large Heating and Cooling


    Water Heaters

    Refrigerators and Freezers

    Other Appliances

    Additional Equipment

    • Below is a list of products not covered by the Energy-Efficient Equipment Standards for State Purchasing, but offer the opportunity to go beyond State Purchasing Standards.

    Commercial Food Service

    Office Equipment

    Consumer Electronics

    Last Updated: 12/11/2013