UL Location Increasing Testing Capacity
In December 2006, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a final rule establishing new test procedures to determine the energy efficiency of certain residential appliances and commercial equipment. As required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the new rule mandates test procedures on items such as unit heaters, commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment, and commercial refrigerators. The 16,000-square-foot testing facility’s primary function is energy-efficiency testing of HVACR equipment.
“UL is expanding its energy-efficiency testing to help its HVAC customers comply with stricter energy-efficiency mandates,” said Todd Lumpkin, industry manager for HVAC, appliances, and lighting in North America. “As a dedicated compliance partner, UL also continues to provide customers with guidance on new standards or mandates that will have an effect on HVACR products in the future.”
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Publication date: 03/26/2007