ARLINGTON, Va. - The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) and the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) have teamed up to form an informational Web site titled "CEE Directory of ARI Verified Equipment." The Web site,, is designed to give consumers and contractors information on energy-efficient HVAC equipment that meets the standards of CEE and ARI.

Information at the Web site includes the following introduction:

"The CEE/ARI verified directory identifies a list of products (less than 65 MBtuh) that the manufacturer represents as meeting energy performance tiers established by the CEE as part of the Residential Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Initiative and the High-Efficiency Commercial Air Conditioning Initiative. These initiatives make use of tiers to differentiate equipment on the basis of energy performance with a higher tier representing a higher level of claimed performance.

"All products identified by the directory are Energy Star® qualified, a distinction granted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for energy-efficient central air conditioning and heat pump equipment."

The Web site has separate links for consumers and contractors to click, as well as information on energy efficiency.

Publication date: 03/28/2005