TÜV SÜD America can provide both the testing and certification process for ENERGY STAR®.
Easily the best known of all energy efficiency programs, the U.S. ENERGY STAR® initiative is a voluntary testing and labeling program jointly operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE). 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.
Manufacturers seeking ENERGY STAR® recognition of their lighting products must have samples of each product tested to the requirements of the applicable ENERGY STAR® product specification by an EPA-recognized testing laboratory. The results of product testing are then reviewed and verified by an EPA-recognized Certification Body, which authorizes a manufacturer to apply the ENERGY STAR® label to approved products.
Many ENERGY STAR® recognized products are also subject to verification testing after approval.
Primary lighting specifications for ENERGY STAR® are available for:
TÜV SÜD supports manufacturers, importers, and retailers to achieve compliance with multiple energy efficiency programs by planning a logical and efficient approach to overlapping and competing programs.