Federal energy efficiency appliance and equipment standards play an important role in achieving large energy savings. Through its standards efforts, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) supports the establishment of minimum energy performance requirements for appliances and commercial equipment. Supporting standards development and adoption is one of NEEA’s key strategies in its efforts to increase market adoption of energy-efficient products. NEEA collaborates with stakeholders to develop strategies for advancing higher standards for appliances and equipment at the federal level. These strategies often include NEEA attending U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) meetings, engaging in negotiations with other stakeholders, collecting and submitting technical data, and making recommendations to the DOE throughout the stages of a standard’s adoption process.