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District Appliance Efficiency Standards

The District Appliance Efficiency Standards (DAES) were established in the Energy Efficiency Standards Act of 2007, and updated in the Energy Efficiency Standards Amendment Act of 2020. To implement the standards, the DOEE has created the DAES Program. Appliance Efficiency Standards will help the District’s residents & businesses save money on utility bills. The standards also help the District meet the energy & climate goals of the Sustainable DC plan; a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2032.

The Appliance Efficiency Standards cover the following 15 appliance and fixture categories:

The complete statute with amended language is also available.

If you have question about the Appliance Standards, please contact:
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