Energy Star Procurement Requirement for Agencies (Tennessee)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Tennessee
Name Energy Star Procurement Requirement for Agencies
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector State Government
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Lighting, Unspecified technologies, Office equipment, appliances, heating and cooling systems
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

EquipmentProducts All office equipment, appliances, lighting, and heating and cooling systems

Requirement State agencies shall purchase Energy Star qualified equipment, appliances, lighting, heating and cooling systems

Date added to DSIRE 2008-12-22
Last DSIRE Review 2012-07-06

References DSIRE[1]


Based on recommendations from the newly established Governor's Task Force On Energy Policy (March 2008), Governor Bredesen issued Executive Order 59, thereby taking an important step to lead the state of Tennessee by example in the area of energy efficiency. The language from the order was later incorporated into the Tennessee Clean Energy Future Act of 2009 and codified into law.

SB 2300 was enacted June 25, 2009 and later codified into law. It requires future office equipment, appliances, lighting, and heating and cooling products and systems purchased by and for the state agencies to be Energy Star qualified when available. The law further stipulates that contracts that do not offer Energy Star products should not be renewed and all future contracts with the state should offer Energy Star products. The Department of General Services, along with the Department of Finance and Administration, will establish and provide additional guidelines for state agencies in order to implement the order.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Task Force Staff
Department Governor's Task Force on Energy Policy
Address 312 Eighth Avenue North,
Address 2 Tenth Floor
Place Nashville, Tennessee
Zip/Postal Code 37243
Phone (615) 741-2994

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Tenn. Code § 12-3-605
Date Effective 2009-07-01
Date Enacted 2009-06-25

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"