- Federal agencies are required to purchase products as designated or specified under this program
Where to Buy
Legal Requirements Lists federal requirements related to the purchase of this item, including applicable Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements
Life Cycle Cost Savings
Life Cycle Costing (LCC) aims to quantify the financial impact of a product over its entire life cycle to assist consumers in making decisions that will save them money over the long term.
For most applications, energy-efficient commercial ovens have the lowest life-cycle cost. For example, EPA has estimated that an Energy Star-qualified electric oven can save a typical federal user $1,696 and a qualified gas oven $2,469 in energy costs over the life of the units. In addition, EPA has estimated that the same Energy Star-qualified units can avoid between 2,893 and 3,579 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions each year.
According to EPA, single- and double-size gas rack ovens certified to the Energy Star v2.2 specification offer end users as much as 15% in energy savings and $175/$385 per year, respectively, when compared to conventional models. If all rack ovens in the United States met the v2.2 requirements, the savings in energy costs would grow to nearly $4.5 million each year and nearly 58 million pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented, equivalent to the emissions from more than 5,500 vehicles.
An efficient product is cost effective when the energy costs saved over the life of the product exceed the additional upfront cost (if any) of the more efficient model. Energy Star considers both upfront costs and lifetime energy cost savings when setting required efficiency levels. Federal purchasers can assume that Energy Star-qualified products are life-cycle cost effective. On its Purchasing & Procurement page, Energy Star offers MS-Excel-based calculators to estimate how much money and energy you can save purchasing ENERGY STAR commercial kitchen equipment.
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings
The Energy Star v2.2 specification for commercial ovens adds single and double gas rack ovens to the list of eligible products. It excludes mini, quadruple, and electric gas rack ovens.