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February 22nd, 2018
March 1 DOE Annual Certification Due Right Around the Corner

It is once again time for retailers to prepare their annual DOE certification filings for 2018, with the first due date on March 1st across several product categories. Though many manufacturers are already aware of the due-diligence necessary to comply with the DOE’s energy conservation standards, retailers are often unaware of their share of responsibilities…. read more

December 19th, 2017
Recorded Webinar: The Impact of Energy Efficiency Final Rule for Motors

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE RECORDING > Join UL experts for a one hour webinar reviewing the US Department of Energy Final Rule issued on January 11, 2017, including the current regulation status, proposed changes and how they will impact manufacturers with existing certifications Learning Objectives: Which regulations are changing and why The impact to existing… read more

July 26th, 2017
INSIDE UL: Testing Helps Improve the Safety of Washer and Dryer Units

The combination of combustible materials, water and electricity can be lethal as shown by the estimated 15,970 home fires involving a washer or dryer each year. Clothes washers and dryers revolutionized the home, saving not only time and energy but a woman’s knuckle bones, too. Today, automatic washers and dryers are found in homes throughout… read more

April 4th, 2017
A New Lab to Support the Global Lighting Industry

On March 10th, UL launched the Lighting Energy Efficiency and Retailer Test Labs in Taiwan. The state-of-the-art laboratory facilities specialize in providing energy efficiency evaluation services for lighting products and a variety of testing services to retailers’ specific requirements. The North American and European markets remain appealing to lighting manufacturers around the world, and our… read more

March 10th, 2017
DOE Requirements Are On Your Shelf.

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has had the ability to enforce conservation (both water and energy) since the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA) was signed into law. However, they have only recently started to enforce regulations and, in 2013, adopted rules addressing products that fail to meet minimum energy efficiency… read more

November 9th, 2016
DOE Proposes New Test Procedure for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its ‘Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Dedicated-Purpose Pool Pumps.’ The notified document proposes the establishment of a new test procedure for measurement of weighted energy factor (WEF) for certain varieties of dedicated-purpose pool pumps. It also covers the following: New… read more

July 28th, 2016
Lighting Program Updates

Below are a few lighting program updates for your consideration. If you have any questions, please contact Austin Gelder at ENERGY STAR® Luminaires V2.0 took effect June 1, 2016. Any products not updated to V2.0 were removed from the list. If a product was removed from the list and updated test information can be provided, it is… read more

July 19th, 2016
United States Releases Final Rule for Dehumidifiers

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a final rule for the Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Dehumidifiers that imposes more stringent energy standards on dehumidifiers as detailed below: Portable dehumidifier product capacity Minimum integrated energy factor (pints/day)  (L/kWwh) 25.00 or less 1.3 25.01-50.00 1.6 50.01 or more 2.8 This effective date… read more

July 19th, 2016
United States Sets Public Meeting for Energy Conservation Standards, Portable Air Conditioners

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) and has announced a public meeting regarding the Energy Conservation Standards for Portable Air Conditioners. The NOPR establishes a proposed determination of coverage to classify portable air conditioners (ACs) as covered consumer products under the applicable provisions in the Energy Policy… read more

February 19th, 2016
Washington State Department of Ecology Provides Guidance on Enforcement of Lead, Cadmium and Phthalates Prohibition

Details   Washington State’s Children’s Safe Products Act (CSPA),  includes a “Prohibition on the manufacturing and sale of children’s products containing lead, cadmium and phthalates” (RCW 70.240.020) as well as the Reporting Rule (Chapter 173-334 WAC) which requires manufacturer’s to report certain Chemicals of High Concern to Children (CHCC) to the Department of Ecology (DOE)…. read more