ENERGY STAR® Certification
Intertek provides 24-hour ENERGY STAR® Testing and Certification, which is the fastest, most efficient path to ENERGY STAR® Certification for all third-party requirements of gas and electrical product categories
What is ENERGY STAR® Certification?
ENERGY STAR® certification is a program created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to identify and promote energy-efficient products and buildings. Products that earn the ENERGY STAR® certification have been tested and verified by independent third-party laboratories to meet strict energy efficiency guidelines.
These guidelines vary by product category, but generally, they require that ENERGY STAR® certified products use less energy than standard models, without sacrificing performance or quality. This helps consumers save money on their energy bills while also reducing their environmental impact.
In addition to product certification, the ENERGY STAR® program also offers certification for commercial and residential buildings. Buildings that earn the ENERGY STAR® certification are designed to be more energy-efficient than standard buildings, which can help reduce energy costs and improve indoor air quality.
All manufacturers seeking to use the ENERGY STAR® label must submit products for third-party certification from EPA Recognized Certification Bodies (CBs).
ENERGY STAR® Certification Benefits:
There are several benefits to ENERGY STAR® certification, including:
- Energy savings: ENERGY STAR® certified products use less energy than standard models, which can lead to significant energy savings over time. This not only helps reduce energy costs for consumers and businesses, but it also helps conserve natural resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Cost savings: Because ENERGY STAR® certified products are more energy-efficient, they can help consumers and businesses save money on their energy bills over time. This can be particularly significant for products that are used frequently, such as appliances, lighting, and HVAC systems.
- Environmental benefits: By using less energy, ENERGY STAR® certified products help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which can have a positive impact on the environment. In addition, many ENERGY STAR® certified products are designed to be more durable and long-lasting, which can reduce waste and promote sustainability.
- Better performance: ENERGY STAR® certified products are designed to be energy-efficient without sacrificing performance or quality. In fact, many ENERGY STAR® certified products are more advanced and innovative than their standard counterparts, offering improved features and functionality.
- Positive reputation: Businesses that use ENERGY STAR® certified products or have ENERGY STAR® certified buildings can benefit from a positive reputation as environmentally responsible and energy-efficient. This can help attract customers, tenants, and employees who are interested in sustainability and energy conservation.
Intertek ENERGY STAR® Certification Solutions:
Intertek was among the first laboratories in the world to obtain status as both an EPA Recognized Testing Laboratory AND an EPA Recognized Certification Body (CB). Furthermore, Intertek is the only Recognized CB to cover certification for all gas and electrical ENERGY STAR® product categories, including more than 60 product types across Appliances, Home Electronics, HVAC, Information Technology, Lighting, and Commercial Food Service Equipment. Download ENERGY STAR® Product Category list (5kb PDF).
For the new ENERGY STAR® third-party certification requirements, Intertek will provide 24-hour certification, after required testing parameters are met, to meet time-to-market demands for manufacturers seeking ENERGY STAR® approvals.
Global Network of Energy Efficiency Testing Labs
For manufacturers requiring testing, Intertek recently deployed 18 global Energy Efficiency Testing Laboratories (7kb PDF), throughout North America, Asia and Europe. These Energy Efficiency labs provide immediate testing capacity for qualification and verification testing, strategically located in key regional manufacturing centers.
Data Acceptance Program (SATELLITE)
Additionally, for ENERGY STAR® Partners that will conduct testing in their own labs, as part of Intertek’s SATELLITE Data Acceptance Program. Partners will submit test data to Intertek for engineering review to product specification requirements, and then ENERGY STAR® certification will be awarded for compliant products. For this, formal ISO 17025 accreditation of your lab is NOT required.
Energy Efficiency Certification Program
Gives you the convenience, efficiency and savings of all-in-one EE testing, certification and administration for the world's most prominent schemes (ENERGY STAR®, DoE, NRCAn, CEC, ErP, MEPS, SASO, EcoLabel and more).
Green Leaf Certification
Intertek's customer-facing Mark and Label scheme, that quickly shows buyers the environmental standards to which your product complies.
ENERGY STAR® Program
All ENERGY STAR® Partners are required to have third-party ENERGY STAR® Certification of product performance prior to labeling. Partners must also submit products to on-going verification testing, administered by the respective products’ EPA Recognized Certification Body, to ensure labeled products continue to meet ENERGY STAR® requirements. ENERGY STAR® Program announcement (Source: energystar.gov)