Energy efficiency testing
Energy efficiency has become a serious consideration for consumers buying electronic devices and appliances. It is not only important to say your products are energy efficient; it is important to have consumers believe your energy efficiency claims. Our certification shows buyers that your claims have been Verified by a trusted source.
Benefits of energy efficiency testing and certification
Why is energy efficiency testing important?
Globally, energy efficiency has been recognized as one of the most cost-effective ways of reducing energy consumption, reducing pollution, and improving energy security. As energy efficiency in-country regulations become increasingly strict and complex, our frontline expertise helps you to navigate an ever-evolving regulatory landscape and helps ensure your products meet the relevant standards across global markets.
Promote your energy efficiency credentials
Once testing is complete and your product is certified, we add your product to our Database of Validated and Certified Products. This online tool allows potential customers to search for efficient products by product category, company name or product name. You may also use the Energy Efficiency Certification logo on marketing materials, packaging and the product itself.
As a full-service Energy Star® partner, we can combine Energy Star evaluations with a range of other energy efficiency services to test and certify your products to a wide range of local, national and international standards:
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star®
- National Resources Canada (NRCan)
- California Energy Commission (CEC)
- Energy Star® International
- Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC)
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
- Mexico National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy (CONUEE)
- Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU
ISO 17065 accreditation information
UL Verification Services Inc. is a product certification body that fulfills the requirements of International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 17065 for these Energy Efficiency Services.
UL Verification Services Inc. operates under its own authority as an independent nongovernmental organization.
UL Verification Services Inc. is financially funded by the fees it charges manufacturers of the products submitted for certification. Fees are charged for the initial evaluation process and for ongoing maintenance.
The associated rights and responsibilities of UL Verification Services Inc. and manufacturers are detailed in the various contractual agreements that must be executed prior to initiating the certification process. Additional information is available on the Product Submittal Process FAQ webpage.
A formal appeals process is available to applicants to address questions concerning interpretations and decisions made by UL Verification Services Inc. concerning submitted products. An appeal can be initiated by contacting Customer Service or the engineer that was involved with the project. A Product Incident Report system is also available for reporting safety-related problems with certified products.
Should there be a situation where a customer has a complaint about a service provided by UL Verification Services Inc., the process can be found on the FAQ website.
UL's energy efficiency testing labs
With energy efficiency regulations on the rise, our laboratories offer the capability to test an unrivaled range of products and guide you through an increasingly complex process.
- EPA recognized – qualified to help at every stage of the certification process
- Complete scope – capacity to test the most comprehensive range of products
- Global reach – services to meet your global business needs
- Integrated efficiency – leverage Energy Efficiency Certification with other services