ENERGY STAR

U.S. EPA Announces Criteria for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced final recognition criteria for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2016. The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation is eligible in 12 product categories: Air Source Heat Pumps and Central Air Conditioners Boilers Ceiling Fans Clothes Washers Dishwashers Computer Monitors Furnaces Geothermal Heat Pumps Refrigerator Freezers Televisions Ventilation Fans Residential... Read More

External Power Supplies Must Meet Level VI Energy Efficiency Requirements for U.S. DoE by February 2016

The global regulatory environment for external power supply energy efficiency has rapidly evolved over the past decade since the California Energy Commission (CEC) implemented the first mandatory standard in 2004.  Now, external power supplies sold in the U.S. must meet updated and expanded U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Level VI Energy Efficiency requirements by February... Read More

Marijuana Farms Skirt Laws – EMC & Product Safety Laws, That Is

According to a recent article by a San Francisco-area police officer, indoor marijuana grows are proliferating and many of them are illegal.  Due to their frequent use of uncertified equipment that is manufactured overseas with little to no regulatory oversight, there has been a significant amount of radio frequency interference (RFI) that leaves these operations... Read More

ENERGY STAR Certification for Computers Now to Version 6.0

Effective last week (January 15, 2014), ENERGY STAR Certification Body (CB) MET Laboratories will no longer certify new products to the Version 5.2 Computer Specification for ENERGY STAR, per U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.  V5.2 remains effective until June 2, 2014, when Version 6.0 will become effective.  The Computer specification includes the following product... Read More