The US government shutdown is adversely affecting the US EPA’s Energy Star program. In a short Press Release, Energy Star notes;
We regret to inform you that due to a funding lapse, the ENERGY STAR program is shut down until further notice. The processing of all partner applications and partner inquires has been put on hold. Updates to ENERGY STAR qualified product lists and release of draft ENERGY STAR specifications will also be delayed. EPA-recognized certification bodies, laboratories, and accreditation bodies are not affected by the shut-down.
We will keep you informed of the developments.