Members of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency leverage the ENERGY STAR® program.
CEE Advanced Tier
- Reserved for stretch target
- Truly exceptional, aspirational energy efficiency performance
- Attracts early adopters
- Ideally, two or more manufacturers
- Brings attention to top performers
- Cost-effective in the future
CEE Tier 2/3
- Tiers above ENERGY STAR® minimum when performance merits differentiated incentives
- Typically three or more manufacturers in a category
- Cost-effective for customer with incentive
- Cost-effective for most market transformation programs
- Cost-effective for programs when CEE Tier 1 aligns with ENERGY STAR®
- Top 25% of models
- Cost-effective for customer
- Multiple manufacturers make product widely available
- A level with planned obsolescence. This could be at a specific date (e.g., when new federal minimum standards go into effect), or open to a point at which the Committee deems the specification no longer necessary (e.g., market saturation reaches a given level).
- Intended to enable program administrators the ability to obtain high product volume in order to meet their energy savings goals.