Northbrook, Ill. – Nov 5, 2013 – UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a world leader in advancing safety science, announces the launch of its new data center energy efficiency certification partnered with Power Assure.

As global energy consumption continues to increase, the race to build more energy-efficient products intensifies. The customers are looking to cut costs and save energy, and the manufacturers are feeling the pressure. Data centers managers are expected to verify the energy efficiency of products and validate performance claims to prove compliance with industry requirements.

UL, the leader in compliance testing solutions, now provides server manufacturers with energy performance testing and certification from Power Assure. This performance testing and certification gives important test data and a valuable PAR4 certification that the manufacturers can use to distinguish the products for energy conscious data center operators. This testing measures actual power consumption that can then be related to total cost of ownership (power and performance).

“UL has teamed up with energy management leader Power Assure to offer PAR4 testing and performance certification that the manufacturers can use to demonstrate the true energy performance of the products. This combination of testing expertise and energy performance will help you bring next-generation products to market that keep you ahead of the competition.” said  Stephen Jeong, UL Global Energy Efficiency Program Manager.

The UL PAR4 program will help create added value and advantages for the data center manufacturers as below:

• Manufacturer can use the PAR4 badge on marketing materials, packaging, and on the product to demonstrate their energy efficiency performance, once the product is certified. The Energy Verified badge creates added value and differentiation between your product and your competitors’ products.

• Testing figures can help in planning new builds, and they allow uncovering “hidden” capacity in the data center.

• UL provides a one stop solution for Product Safety and Energy Efficiency certification to reduce time to market.

The UL energy efficiency program builds on UL’s 119 years of engineering integrity, innovation, and unparalleled trust.

About Power Assure
Power Assure, specializing in PAR4 testing and certification services, is recognized as a leader in providing solutions that make a profound and positive impact on reducing power demand for data center and facility operators while improving operational efficiency and business continuity. Formed in 2007, Power Assure utilizes proven patent pending technologies in process automation and automated power regulation. The company’s key focus is to enable large data centers and facility operators to confidently and safely manage capacity based upon dynamic information regarding actual demand and energy consumption, forecasts, and certified energy performance as confirmed by UL for single or multiple data centers.

About UL
UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for 120 years. Its more than 10,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit http://www.UL.com.

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