California – Energy Efficiency (adding Computers, Computer Monitors and Signage Displays)

california“The California Energy Commission (Commission) proposes to modify existing appliance efficiency regulations to add requirements for computers and computer monitors, clarify that signage displays are subject to the previously adopted television standards, and add an exemption to the battery charger systems standards clarifying that battery charger systems that are contained completely within a larger product and that provide power for data storage or for continuity for volatile cache or memory systems, help maintain system memory, and are not capable of powering full operation when AC mains power is removed are not required to comply with the regulations.”

As this proposal in still in the rule making phase an effective date for any aspect of these changes is not expected until at least 2019.