ARLINGTON, Va. - The Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA), an association of appliance manufacturers, is now offering a new service for energy efficiency programs and businesses that rely on up-to-date product energy use data. Registered users now can download data from GAMA's Consumers' Directory of Certified Energy Efficiency Ratings and I=B=R Ratings directory in a comma delimited format that is compatible with any database or spreadsheet software, including Microsoft Excel.

An annual subscription to the service allows users unlimited downloads of these product listings:

  • Residential furnaces, boilers, and storage and tankless water heaters, including

    indirect water heaters;

  • Radiant baseboard and finned tube heaters; and

  • Commercial boilers and water heaters.

    GAMA's "Data Download" service includes the certified energy efficiency ratings and energy performance details from GAMA's Consumers' Directory. Subscribers to the new service can download data on demand any time they choose. New product ratings are available as soon as GAMA approves them, so the downloads always deliver the most current listing of the products on the market, says the association. The service supplements GAMA's free "Search the Database" feature on GAMA's Web site that enables users to verify energy efficiency ratings based on the product brand and model number.

    All products in the directory carry GAMA's certified ratings or I=B=R certified ratings mark, indicating that their efficiency ratings are subject to verification by GAMA through independent testing. Manufacturer participation in GAMA's ratings certification programs is voluntary.

    The service is free to GAMA members, including utilities that are GAMA associate members. The service is available to non-members for an annual fee of $395.

    To apply for a subscription to the Data Download service, visit GAMA's Web site at or contact GAMA's Certification Services Department at 908-464-8200. Although this service provides data to qualified subscribers only for their internal use, GAMA also licenses the use of its data for use in commercial software products.

    Headquartered in Arlington, Va., GAMA represents manufacturers of gas-fired appliances, components, and related accessories used in space heating, water heating, commercial food service, and power generation. In addition to gas-fired appliances, GAMA's scope includes a number of oil-fired and electrical appliances.

    Publication date: 01/24/2005