MAEDBS Enhancements and Updates

The Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System (MAEDBS) gets updates with new functionality or changes on a regular basis. Details of database enhancements and updates are added to this page as they occur. To receive email announcements of these updates, please subscribe to the Title 20 Compliance Assistance List Serve at the right.

Enhancements

  • June 15, 2017

    • Wine Chillers must certify to new DOE test procedure.
      Beginning on January 17, 2017, any disclosure of data or energy representations for new consumer wine chiller models, including certification to the Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System (MAEDBS), must reflect data obtained from the new federal test procedure.
      See the notification letter.

    • LED lamps certified under the ‘LAMP’ appliance type to be archived.
      LED light bulbs (lamps) used for general purpose lighting that are listed in the Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System under the ‘LAMP’ appliance type shall be removed from the database by March 15, 2016. As of January 1, 2018, models of state-regulated LED lamps must be certified to MAEDBS using the ‘state-regulated LED lamp’ (SLED) appliance type.
      See the notification letter.

  • April 19, 2017

    MAEDBS Enhancement Update: Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM) Certification.
    Permanent Magnet Synchronous Pool Pump Motors may now be certified to the Commission to earn compliance with Title 20. See the Energy Code Ace Fact sheet.

  • March 14, 2017

    Metal Halide Luminaires Certification Update.
    The metal halide luminaire data submittal template (Lighting Products) has been updated to allow for certification of models that meet the recent federal standards, effective February 10, 2017.

  • January 26, 2017

    New appliance type created to allow for certification to the Voluntary California Quality LED Lamp Specification 3.0.
    A new appliance type has been created under the lighting appliance category for State-regulated Light Emitting Diode Lamps. The template and instruction packet on how to certify this appliance type is located under the Data Certification Forms and Instructions for Manufacturers Lighting Products.

  • January 24, 2017

    All consumer battery charger system models, except those identified as backup battery and uninterruptible power supply battery charger system models, that were certified to the California Energy Commission’s Appliance Efficiency Database (MAEDBS) using the January 1, 2016 or earlier version of the federal test method, were moved from the Active Database to the Historical (Archived) Database. This does not change manufacturers’ ability to sell or offer for sale these models in California. Refer to our November 16, 2016 letter posted under the Announcements section of our Title 20 home page.

  • November 15, 2016

    Air Filter Certification Update
    Airflow data field widths for the Air Filters appliance type have been extended to allow for reporting of higher-flow CFM values.

  • October 14, 2016

    New appliance type created to allow for certification of Title 24 JA8-compliant light sources to the upcoming 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards effective on January 1, 2017

    A new category has been created for 2016 JA8 High Efficacy Lighting to allow certification to the California Energy Commission’s appliance efficiency database for Title 24. The instruction packet on how to certify this appliance type is located under the Data Certification Forms and Instructions for Manufacturers Lighting Products.

  • October 3, 2016

    Guidance on how to update a Consumer Battery Charger Model already certified to MAEDBS with data from a re-test to the new test procedure

    Certifiers may use the "CHANGE" ('C') action code to update models of consumer battery chargers previously certified to the California Energy Commission under the January 1, 2016, test procedure to indicate that the model is now tested to the new, June 20, 2016, test procedure for consumer battery chargers issued by the U.S. Department of Energy.

  • September 20, 2016

    • Consumer Battery Charger Test Update
      Test labs are now able to apply to the Energy Commission for approval to conduct tests using the DOE's consumer battery charger test procedure (effective as of June 20, 2016 and mandatory on November 16, 2016). Please note that all test laboratory approvals are valid through December 31 of the year granted and must reapply annually.

    • Certifiers to the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Database (MAEDBS) can now certify data for consumer battery chargers by indicating which version of the federal test procedure was performed.
  • July 21, 2016

    • Lavatory Faucets and Aerators that have a maximum flow rate greater than 1.2 gallons per minute have been removed from the active database and now appear in the Energy Commission's appliance efficiency archive database
    • Showerheads that have a maximum flow rate greater than 2.0 gallons per minute have been removed from the active database and now appear in the Energy Commission's appliance efficiency archive database
  • July 1, 2016

    • New appliance type created to allow for certification of microwave ovens to federal standards effective on June 17, 2016.
    • New appliance type created for "Air Filters" to allow for certification to California State standards effective on July 1, 2016.
    • New appliance type created for "Deep-Dimming Ballasts" to allow for certification to California State standards effective on July 1, 2016.
    • New appliance type created for "Heat Pump Water Heating Packages" to allow for certification to California State standards effective on July 1, 2016.
  • June 23, 2016

    Plumbing Fitting Certification Update
    Change in showerhead minimum flow rate fields to allow reporting of all three tested minimum flow rates at 20 +/- 1 psi, 45 +/- 1 psi, and 80 +/- 1 psi for the minimum flow rate standards effective on July 1, 2016.


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