(NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 24, 2012) UL, a world leader in advancing safety science recently announced that it awarded the first uninterruptible power supply (UPS) ENERGY STAR® certificate to APC by Schneider Electric (APC).  UL is the first third-party certification authority to award UPS products the ENERGY STAR certificate, which further establishes its status as a leader in the field of global energy efficiency and APC is the first manufacturer to obtain the UPS ENERGY STAR certificate by UL.


In an effort to continue to expand its energy efficiency programs, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added UPS products to its scope of regulated products.  In order to qualify for the ENERGY STAR program, APC UPS units met the world’s most stringent energy efficiency standards.  APC largely reduces the cost of energy use while further increasing the products’ energy efficiency based upon innovative energy saving features and highly efficient UPS design.


“APC has long been advocates of UPS products with green energy, efficiency and innovation. The fact that UL awarded the first UPS product ENERGY STAR certificate for APC demonstrates its determination to pursue sustainable development and is also testimony of its long-term strategy in the field of energy efficiency,” said Michael Shows, global business manager for energy efficiency, UL Verification Services.


In recent years, UL has been accelerating the expansion the testing and certification in the field of energy efficiency services and capabilities, including the extension to UPS products, which also help enhance the authority and popularity of the ENERGY STAR program and advocacy of energy saving and environmental protection. Focused on the UPS ENERGY STAR program, UL started a multi-dimensional research effort from staff training and instrument validation test report formulation, to certification plan research and actual testing operations. On August 1st, 2012, UL unveiled its research findings to the market for the first time.


“As a global leader in energy efficiency certification, UL believes that advanced energy efficiency functions will help improve the core competitiveness of a company and its product. In the future, UL will continue to cooperate with UPS product manufacturers including APC and provide integrated and comprehensive solutions,” Shows added.


About UL
UL is a premier global safety science company with more than 100 years of proven history. Employing nearly 9,000 professionals in 46 countries, UL is evolving the future of safety with five distinct business units – Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Verification and Knowledge Services – to meet the expanding needs of customers and the global public. For more information on UL’s family of companies and network of 95 laboratory, testing and certification facilities, go to UL.com.


About APC by Schneider Electric 
APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading hardware, software, and services designed to ensure availability and higher energy efficiency across the residential, business network, data center, and manufacturing environments. Backed by the strength, experience, and wide network of Schneider Electric’s Critical Power & Cooling Services, APC delivers well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained solutions throughout their lifecycle. Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC delivers energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications.