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Florida Water StarSM Technical Manual

Water-efficient dishwasher

Water-efficient dishwasher.

Indoor criteria

Appliances

Residential dishwashers

Background

Federal standards (2009) for residential automatic dishwasher water use specify less than 6.5 gallons for a standard washer and less than 4.5 gallons for compact models.

Requirements and certification

Dishwasher uses less than 4.25 gallons per cycle. ENERGY STAR® models qualify.

Silver

Gold

Commercial/Institutional

NA*

3 points

Required

*If the applicant installs a dishwasher, it must meet current ENERGY STAR® criteria.

Residential automatic dishwasher water use efficiency is currently addressed by the federal ENERGY STAR® label and is limited to 4.25 gallons per cycle, when the machine is set on the “normal” setting.

ENERGY STAR® Dishwasher Water Use Standards

Dishwasher Size

Water Use (gallons per cycle)

Label

Standard

4.25

USEPA Energy Star logo

Compact

3.5

Installation is to be field-verified by the certifier. To receive points, a dishwasher must be installed by the time of inspection.

St. Johns River Water Management District
4049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32177
800-725-5922