Benefits from Consensus Efficiency Standards in S.398

Fact Sheet


Steven Nadel


The Implementation of National Consensus Appliance Agreements Act (INCAAA) includes new standards for residential central air conditioners and heat pumps, furnaces, refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, clothes dryers, dishwashers, room air conditioners, and outdoor lighting fixtures.

ACEEE estimates that these new consensus efficiency standards will reduce U.S. electricity use by more than 100 billion kWh in 2030 (equivalent to the annual output of 29 baseload power plants of 500 MW each) and provide net savings to consumers and businesses of nearly $50 billion.