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Research Triangle

ACS is proud to be bringing their best-in-class testing and certification services to the "Triangle" area by opening our new state-of-the-art EMC test facility in late 2014.

We understand that RTP is one of the best places in the United States for technology and for business and we are very excited to become a "local".

All of our customers in the Carolina's are really excited as well to have the exceptional service and quality that much closer.

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The ACS solutions to your energy efficiency compliance challenges

Energy Efficiency Testing

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:

  • 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.

  • California Efficiency

    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.

  • DoE

    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.

  • ErP/Ecodesign Directive

    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 requires all certified products to go through third-party testing. ACS is here to help with that.

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