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ENERGY STAR® Testing, Certification & Requirements

We are an 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 (EPA) 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. Over the past 20 years, products bearing the ENERGY STAR label have reduced energy demand by over 270 kilowatt hours and have saved more than $20 billion in energy costs.

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

ENERGY STAR recognition is currently available for consumer products in the following Product categories:

  • Home appliances - Including refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, and clothes washers and dryers
  • Consumer electronics - Including televisions, set-top boxes and cable equipment, audio/video equipment, computers and monitors, and telephone systems
  • Heating and cooling equipment - Including room air conditioners, room air cleaners, dehumidifiers and climate controls
  • Lighting and fans - including lamps, luminaires, integral LED lamps, compact fluorescent lamps and ceiling and ventilating fans

a certified ENERGY STAR testing lab

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

TÜV SÜD is a recognized testing laboratory and certification body for a comprehensive range of product categories under the ENERGY STAR program. 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 –  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 – We stay 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 such as the Energy-Related Products (ErP) Directive 2009/125/EC in the European Union

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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