ENERGY STAR

NRCan Proposes Decoupling ENERGY STAR Specs from its Energy Efficiency Regulations

Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) ENERGY STAR Initiative is considering significant changes in how products manufactured and/or sold in Canada are qualified and listed.  NRCan proposes to de-couple Canada’s ENERGY STAR technical specifications from its Energy Efficiency Regulations.  NRCan intends to use the ENERGY STAR technical specification published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)... Read More

Luminaires Manufacturers Get New ENERGY STAR Certification Resources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted new materials that aid in the testing and certification of lighting products for ENERGY STAR: Certifying Luminaires – Utilizing the Certified Subcomponent Database (CSD) This document helps luminaire manufacturers select components for ENERGY STAR fixtures. Items listed on the CSD have already been tested for photometric, life... Read More

ENERGY STAR Certification to Combine CFLs and LEDs into Lamp Specification

As mentioned previously, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is combining the scope of the Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) and Integral LED Lamps specifications into one technology-neutral Lamps specification. EPA held a webinar on August 8, 2012 to describe some of the requirements of this Lamps Draft 2 specification.     Following is a summary of some of the... Read More

EPA Announces Final Criteria for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the final 2012 recognition criteria for its ENERGY STAR “Most Efficient” designation, which recognizes products with exceptional efficiency performance. In the second year of this pilot effort, eight product categories will be eligible for recognition: Air-source heat pumps Boilers Central air conditioners Clothes washers Furnaces Geothermal heat... Read More