48 CFR § 52.223-15 - Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products.

52.223-15 Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products.

As prescribed in 23.206, insert the following clause:

Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007)

(a)Definition. As used in this clause -

Energy-efficient product - (1) Means a product that -

(i) Meets Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency criteria for use of the Energy Star trademark label; or

(ii) Is in the upper 25 percent of efficiency for all similar products as designated by the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program.

(2) The term “product” does not include any energy-consuming product or system designed or procured for combat or combat-related missions (42 U.S.C. 8259b).

(b) The Contractor shall ensure that energy-consuming products are energy efficient products (i.e., ENERGY STAR ® products or FEMP-designated products) at the time of contract award, for products that are -

(1) Delivered;

(2) Acquired by the Contractor for use in performing services at a Federally-controlled facility;

(3) Furnished by the Contractor for use by the Government; or

(4) Specified in the design of a building or work, or incorporated during its construction, renovation, or maintenance.

(c) The requirements of paragraph (b) apply to the Contractor (including any subcontractor) unless -

(1) The energy-consuming product is not listed in the ENERGY STAR ® Program or FEMP; or

(2) Otherwise approved in writing by the Contracting Officer.

(d)Information about these products is available for -

(1) ENERGY STAR ® at http://www.energystar.gov/products; and

(2) FEMP at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/procurement/eep_requirements.html.

(End of clause)
[72 FR 65873, Nov. 23, 2007]