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

The site notes that the CEE/ARI verified directory identifies a list of products (less than 65 MBtuh) that the manufacturers represent as meeting the energy performance tiers established by the CEE as part of its Residential Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Initiative and 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 also Energy Star® qualified.

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

Publication date: 03/28/2005