Today, the world is in the midst of an “Energy Evolution” where energy efficiency is at the core of new product development, almost as critical as functionality. As in any disruption, this evolution represents new opportunities and of course, new design challenges. ACS has the solutions to your energy efficiency challenges, including meeting requirements for:
- ENERGY STAR®
- California Energy Commission (CEC)
- New DoE regulations
- ErP & Ecodesign for the European Union
- Other emerging market requirements
The U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR program is a voluntary program that has changed as of January 1, 2011 to require ENERGY STAR testing to be performed at an accredited and EPA-recognized ENERGY STAR test laboratory. ACS has been recognized by the EPA as an accredited test lab and certification body for the scope of products as listed. ACS can perform ENERGY STAR testing to many standards, including computers, consumer audio-video equipment, battery chargers, and other appliances.LEARN MORE
ACS is an accredited Third Party Testing Laboratory for the California Appliance Efficiency Regulations, which allows us to help electronics manufacturers comply with the mandatory California Appliance Efficiency regulations. ACS can test your electronics equipment and file the results with the California Energy Commission to comply with the mandatory California laws.LEARN MORE
On March 27th, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) which, if passed, will have a significant impact on External Power Supplies (EPS). This NOPR presents the first mandatory federal efficiency standard for BCSs, while at the same time, significantly tightens the current minimum efficiency standards for EPS and expands the scope of affected EPSs.
ACS provides easy and cost efficient Ecodesign testing needed for CE Marking requirements. The EU Ecodesign Directive establishes a framework under which manufacturers of energy related products will, at the design stage, be obliged to reduce the energy consumption and other negative environmental impacts occurring throughout the product life cycle. The ErP Directive, which entered into force the 20th of November 2009, extends the scope of the existing EuP Directive by covering in principle all energy-related products.
Effective July 17th, 2013 the new EC 617/2013 Ecodesign regulations for computers and computer servers and becomes mandatory in certain forms on July 1, 2014, and fully implemented by January 1, 2016. The measure requires testing per EN 62623:2013 for computer products. Contact us to learn what this means for you and how ACS can help.
ENERGY STAR Test Lab
ENERGY STAR requires all certified products to go through third-party testing. ACS is here to help with that.