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.

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