The newest version of the AWHS Version 8.0 succeeds the AWHS Version 7.0 and was been expanded to include commercial, multifamily, and industrial water heating systems in addition to residential water heaters.
Notably, Version 8.0 has no substantive changes to the residential water (Unitary and split system) heater portion of the specification compared to Version 7.0.
If you have any questions and or insights please reach out to Geoff Wickes Senior Product Manager at NEEA.
This specification provides guidance to manufacturers and other market actors who are interested in developing products that not only meet ENERGY STAR criteria but are able to provide high levels of consumer satisfaction and energy performance in a range of climates.
Updated as of 2019
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