The CEE/AHRI Verified Directory identifies a list of products (less than 65 MBtuh) that the manufacturers represent as meeting energy performance tiers established by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) as a part of the Residential Air Conditioner and Heat Pump initiative and the High Efficiency Commercial Air Conditioning Initiative. These initiatives make use of tiers to differentiate equipment on the basis of energy performance with a higher tier representing a higher level of claimed performance.
Please note that the Directory lists all the products that meet the performance levels specified in the ENERGY STAR Central Air Conditioner and Air-Source Heat Pump specification. However, only those products that are listed by an ENERGY STAR partner are officially recognized as ENERGY STAR qualified. For a list of ENERGY STAR Partners, visit: www.energystar.gov/products.