Nevada Appliance and Equipment Energy Efficiency Standards

July 08, 2021


NOTE: The federal government has imposed and updated appliance efficiency standards through several legislative acts,* and now has standards in place or under development for 30 classes of products. In general, states which had set standards prior to federal action may enforce their own standards until the federal standards take effect. States that had not set standards prior to federal action must use the federal standards. This summary addresses (1) state appliance standards that will be in place until the federal standards take effect and (2) products for which the federal government is not currently developing an efficiency standard. Much of the information in this summary comes from the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP). Visit the ASAP web site and the U.S. Department of Energy's Appliance and Equipment Standards site for comprehensive information about appliance standards.

On May 27, 2019, the Nevada Assembly passed AB54, codifying new water and energy efficiency standards effective on January 1, 2021. This bill amends a previous energy efficiency bill AB54 regarding the energy efficiency of service lamps. Products with new or updated energy standards, without federal preemption are listed below:

  • Air purifiers
  • High-CRI Linear Fluorescent Lamps
  • Commercial Steam Cookers
  • Hot Food Holding Cabinets
  • Commercial Ovens
  • Commercial Fryers
  • Computers and Computer Systems
  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment
  • Gas fireplaces
  • Residential Ventilating Fans
  • Water Coolers
  • Portable Electric Spas

These provisions do not apply to: new products manufactured in the State and sold outside the State; new products manufactured outside the State and sold at wholesale inside the State for final retail sale and installation outside the State; products installed in mobile manufactured homes at the time of construction; products designed expressly for installation and use in recreational vehicles.

* These acts include the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987, the Energy Policy Act of 1992, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Nevada
Incentive Type: Appliance/Equipment Efficiency Standards
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Lighting
  • Commercial Cooking Equipment
  • Personal Computing Equipment
  • Level-2 Electric Vehicle Service Equipment
Equipment Requirements: AB383 Section 29.
Test Methods: AB383 Section 31.
Certification Requirements: AB383 Section 34.
Implementing Agency: State of Nevada Office of Energy


Name: Bill AB54
Date Enacted: 05/27/2019
Effective Date: 01/01/2020
Name: Bill AB 383
Date Enacted: 05/27/2019
Effective Date: 01/01/2020


Name: Information Nevada Office of Energy
Organization: Nevada Office of Energy
Address: 600 E William Street, Suite 200
Carson City NV 89701
Phone: (775) 434-5192

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.