Intertek Becomes First US Lab to Complete Demand Response Testing for Room Air Conditioners

June 17, 2019

Cortland, N.Y. – Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announces the completion of its first project using the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® Test Method to Validate Demand Response for Room Air Conditioners. Intertek is the first laboratory in the US to complete demand response testing, which allows products to receive wireless communications to better control energy usage, on an HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system.

Demand Response is an optional testing method that allows energy companies to send signals to electrical equipment and appliances throughout the day, telling them to use less energy when necessary. Products with this technology require communications testing, in addition to required electrical safety certification and energy efficiency validations. Intertek’s first completed project on an HVAC system has the potential to be applied to other appliances used in the home and commercial settings to help improve energy efficiency and usage. In addition to compliance testing on products, Intertek’s Assurance program includes consulting services on product development during the R&D stage.

Sunny Rai, Senior Vice President at Intertek said: “Intertek has always focused on bringing an innovative approach to our Total Quality Assurance solutions for the customers we serve. We are pleased to bring our expertise in energy efficiency, HVAC and appliance testing and certification to aide this important program that is pioneering technology for multiple industries.”

Intertek is a global leader in product assurance, testing, inspection and certification of HVACR equipment and appliances, including independent performance verification, electrical safety testing, outsourced testing for overflow, witness testing, chemical compatibility testing, and more. The company has a global network of ISO 17065 accredited laboratories offering manufacturers and industry associations with leading customer service, expertise, and quality testing, as well as speed to various global markets. Learn more about Intertek’s HVACR offerings at


About Intertek

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 44,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.


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