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US CA Energy Commission (CEC) Appliance Efficiency Regulations – Title 20 Resource Page
What is California Energy Commission Appliance Efficiency Regulations - Title 20 and how does it apply?
California Appliance Efficiency Regulations, combined with federal standards, set minimum efficiency levels for energy and water consumption in products, such as consumer electronics, household appliances and plumbing equipment. Products covered under the California Appliance Efficiency Regulations may not be sold or offered for sale in California, unless they are fully compliant with the requirements under the regulations and applicable federal laws.
The California Appliance Efficiency Regulations are codified under Title 20 of the California Code of Regulations and require, among others, manufacturer certification. Your customer is asking for your compliance with these regulations and Verisk 3E is collecting this information through our Supplier Portal link on their behalf. Failure to respond to their request may lead to an unlawful sale into California or a review of the relationship by your customer.
What are the major product categories that are covered by the California Appliance Efficiency Regulations (i.e. Title 20 products)?
- Central Air Conditioners
- Central Heat Pumps
- Cooking and Washing Products
- Fans and Dehumidifiers
- Heating Products
- Lighting Products
- Motor Products
- Non-central and AC Products
- Plumbing Products
- Pool Products
- Refrigeration Products
- Transformer Products
- Water Heater Products
How do you find a list of certified Title 20 products?
What if my product is not on the list and needs to be registered?
Create a login in the Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System (MAEDbS) and self-certify your manufactured product meets the Title 20 requirements outlined on the California Energy Commission (CEC) web site above. The manufacturer also must provide a declaration that the information about the products is accurate for the submitted products. The CEC reviews each submission and supports an online database.
Where do I find the historical list?
Both the current and archived historical list can be found at Search Listed Products without a login. To search historical models, please set the status to archived which can be found on the appliance status tab. An archived status indicates that:
- A product has been certified in the MAEDbs; and
- One of the triggering events specified under the California Appliance Efficiency Regulations has occurred. Examples of applicable triggering events include:
- The issuance of a new standard or testing procedure for this product; and
- The deletion of model number by the manufacturer
If not registered or waiting for the approval, then what are the implications?
If a regulated item is not listed in the Title 20 database it cannot be sold in the state of California. Title 20 is policed by the California Energy Commission, California Justice Department and enforced at the point of sale. A violation can be found as part of an investigation of a complaint and/or during a random check. Failure to certify products can result in fines up to $2,500 per non-compliant item. Settlements by year are available in the Case Settlements Database.