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ENERGY STAR® Testing, Certification & Requirements

EPA-recognized testing laboratory

About energy star certification

The ENERGY STAR initiative is a voluntary testing and labeling program jointly operated by the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy. ENERGY STAR encourages manufacturers of a wide range of technologies and electrical appliances to take energy efficiency into account when designing their products.

An independent ENERGY STAR testing lab can certify your product as energy efficient in line with the initiative.

While ENERGY STAR is not mandatory, it offers several clear benefits:

  • Provide consumers with an energy-efficient product, which saves them money
  • Enhance your reputation as a brand that is concerned about the environment
  • Limit the risk of reputational damage
  • Develop a commercial edge

We are a certified ENERGY STAR testing lab

TÜV SÜD is a recognized testing laboratory and certification body for a comprehensive range of product categories under the ENERGY STAR program. Our global Energy Efficiency Centers of Excellence are equipped to test and certify consumer products to worldwide energy efficiency requirements and standards.

TÜV SÜD’s technical professionals are actively involved in international advisory boards and standards development activities, ensuring the most up-to-date knowledge of current and changing requirements, such as the ENERGY STAR program requirements for computers.

Our qualified engineers take you through the process of ENERGY STAR certification:

  • Testing – TÜV SÜD is an EPA-recognized testing laboratory and certification body for ENERGY STAR recognition for all categories of consumer products
  • Documentation – We can review the content of your product documentation and advise of any changes necessary to ensure compliance with ENERGY STAR standards
  • Regulations – TÜV SÜD technical experts keep up to date on energy efficiency requirements, regulations, standards and programs worldwide
  • Other requirements – We can offer support in complying with ENERGY STAR standards in conjunction with other energy efficiency regulations and standards

Acceptance of Client Testing (A.C.T) Program

The TÜV SÜD A.C.T. program authorizes a manufacturer to perform their own product safety, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and / or ENERGY STAR® testing at their facility, with the test results reviewed and approved by TÜV SÜD America’s expert engineers prior to the product’s certification.


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