Commercial Kitchens Refrigerators and Freezers Qualifying Product List

Date Published: October 3, 2016

Document Type: Qualifying Product List (QPL)





In support of the Commercial Kitchens Initiative, CEE produces quarterly Qualifying Product Lists to support program administrators in identifying models that perform at or above the levels defined by the CEE High Efficiency Specifications for Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers.  For information on the data sources used to compile this list, please reference the Welcome tab in the most recent file. You can find the most recent Qualifying Product List posted on this page in reverse chronological order – newest at the top.

From January 1, 2010 to October 1, 2014, the CEE and ENERGY STAR performance levels for commercial refrigerators and freezers were equivalent. As such, CEE did not maintain a separate qualifying products list.  On October 1, 2014, the Version 3 ENERGY STAR specification took effect, which identifies a different level of efficiency than the current CEE specification. As such, CEE has created a separate qualifying products list to assist users in determining what models meet the specification. Contact Laura Thomas at with any questions or submissions. 

The Commercial Kitchens Initiative provides an overview of the Initiative, background on foodservice energy consumption and the foodservice industry, initiative goals, strategies and major activities, initiative participation requirements, and efficiency specifications for commercial kitchen equipment.

Committee Topics

Commercial & IndustrialCommercialKitchens - CommercialRefrigerators and Freezers - Commercial