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Final Draft Version 1.0 ENERGY STAR Specification for Lamps
Please see attached important correspondence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concerning the ENERGY STAR Lamps Version 1.0 Final Draft Specification:
Reminder of the Deadline to Report Jan-Jun 30, 2013 Verification Testing Results to EPA
Certification bodies (CBs) are required to submit the results for any verification testing completed from January 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by Friday, July 12, 2013.
As discussed during the Mandatory CB Webinar (268KB) on April 24, 2013, EPA made the following updates to the verification testing reporting requirements:
You should ensure that the Verification Testing Summary Report form is completed in its entirety including listing both �Relevant Initial Test Results� and �Relevant Verification Testing Results� for all products including those with a passing result. Per Directive 2011-06 (55KB), "ENERGY STAR Verification Testing Supplement: Selecting Products, Obtaining Products, and Reporting Results," CBs are required to report a summary of their verification testing activities to EPA every six months including models initially selected for verification but not tested.
CBs may download the Jan 1-Jun 30, 2013 Verification Testing Summary Report form, which is available on the website: www.energystar.gov/CBresources. If you experience any delays in verification testing due to an unresponsive or uncooperative manufacturing partner, you are required to immediately report to EPA.
Please submit your completed Verification Testing Summary Report no later than COB, Friday, July 12, 2013 to Certification@energystar.gov. If you have any questions or are unable to submit by the deadline, please contact EPA.
Clarifications to Version 2.0 ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Imaging Equipment
Please see the following important correspondence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concerning Clarifications to Version 2.0 ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Imaging Equipment:
ENERGY STAR Commercial Griddles Version 1.2 Amendment
Please see attached important correspondence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, concerning the ENERGY STAR Commercial Griddles Draft Version 1.2 specification:
Supplemental ENERGY STAR Verification Testing Guidance for CFS Products
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes that the verification testing of the eight commercial food service (CFS) equipment categories -- dishwashers, fryers, griddles, hot food holding cabinets, ice machines, ovens, refrigerators and freezers, and steam cookers -- presents some challenges unique to this industry. Given EPA's experience with the implementation of verification testing to date, EPA has elected to supplement the existing annual verification testing requirement for CFS products with a limitation on the number of models eligible for testing on a per-manufacturer basis. Specifically, EPA is limiting the amount of testing for a particular CFS manufacturer to no more than 10% of "unique" qualified models per product category per verification testing cycle. EPA defines a "verification testing cycle" as outlined in the Conditions and Criteria for Recognition of Certification Bodies for the ENERGY STAR Program (67KB).
For purposes of determining the 10% maximum per manufacturer, certification bodies (CBs) would take the same approach used for determining the overall 10% of "unique" models per product category as described in Directive 2011-06: "ENERGY STAR Verification Testing Supplement: Selecting Products, Obtaining Products, and Reporting Results." (55KB) where privately labeled model(s) and the associated original equipment manufacturer (OEM) model should count as one unique model. CBs should round up to the nearest integer to determine the maximum per manufacturer. As is currently the case, some manufacturers would end up not subject to any testing some years. A model may be excused from testing if its manufacturer can demonstrate that the 10% of "unique" qualified models per manufacturer per product category maximum has already been met by another CB during the same verification testing cycle.
If you have any questions regarding this alternative solution for CFS or about general verification testing policies, please contact Certification@energystar.gov.
Version 1.0 Data Center Storage Final Draft
Dear ENERGY STAR Data Center Storage Partner or Other Interested Party:
Please see the following important correspondences from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concerning the ENERGY STAR Version 1.0 Data Center Storage Final Draft Specification and Test Method:
EPA will host a webinar on July 9, 2013 from 3:00 � 5:00 PM Eastern Time to discuss the documents with stakeholders. Please RSVP for the webinar to email@example.com no later than July 5, 2013.
Reminder: EPA Initiated Verification Testing for LED Lamps on June 1, 2013
Per the email copied below from March of this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notified stakeholders that integral LED lamps became eligible for verification testing administered by EPA-recognized certification bodies (CBs) on June 1, 2013. This email serves to remind CBs to include integral LED lamps in their verification testing schedule for the rest of the year, if they have not already, and provide the following guidance and clarification:
Thank you for your continued support of ENERGY STAR.
Upcoming Effective Date for Version 2.0 ENERGY STAR Water Heaters Program Requirements
Please note that the effective date of the Version 2.0 ENERGY STAR� Program Requirements for Water Heaters is July 1, 2013. As of July 1, the ENERGY STAR list of qualified products will only contain products certified to the Version 2.0 specification. All water heaters certified to Version 1.1 will be removed from the list. Certification bodies may only certify water heaters to the Version 2.0 specification and must submit them to EPA using the new XML-based web service.
Please contact EPA at Certification@energystar.gov with any questions.
ENERGY STAR Large Network Equipment Framework Document and Draft 1 Test Method
Please see the attached important correspondence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concerning the ENERGY STAR Large Network Equipment Framework Document and Draft 1 Test Method:
ENERGY STAR Draft 2 Version 7.0 Clothes Washers Specification
Please see attached important correspondence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concerning the ENERGY STAR Clothes Washer Specification.
ENERGY STAR Final Version 5.2 Residential Dishwasher Specification
Please see attached important correspondence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concerning the ENERGY STAR Version 5.2 Residential Dishwashers specification.
ENERGY STAR Final Version 5.0 Refrigerator and Freezer Specification and Demand Response Test Method
This message serves to notify stakeholders that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the Final Version 5.0 ENERGY STAR Refrigerator and Freezer specification, Final Refrigerator and Freezer Demand Response Test Method, and associated supporting documentation. Please see the following correspondences for full details. Distributed materials will also be available on the ENERGY STAR Product Development website . (Click on "Refrigerators/Freezers").
Upcoming Effective Date for Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays and Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Program Requirements
Please note that the effective date of the Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR� Program Requirements for Displays and the Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Televisions is June 1, 2013. As of June 1, the ENERGY STAR lists of qualified products will only contain products certified to the Version 6.0 specifications. All displays certified to Version 5.1 and televisions certified to Version 5.3 will be removed from the lists. Certification bodies (CBs) may only certify displays and televisions to the Version 6.0 specifications and must submit them to EPA using the new XML-based web services.
Laboratories currently recognized to test televisions under Version 5.3 will remain recognized for Version 6.0 and are not required to have the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Notice of Proprosed Rulemaking published in the Federal Register, 77 FR 2864 (NOPR) included on their scopes of accreditation. However, laboratories and CBs should consult the Version 6.0 Televisions specification carefully for the following two points:
When DOE's NOPR becomes final, laboratories should request that their accreditation bodies include the final test procedure on their next scheduled scope of accreditation update. CBs must confirm that the laboratory conducting the testing is doing so by the appropriate test procedures in the current specification.
Note that if a product certified to Version 5.3 can qualify for Version 6.0 without ABC AND does not have network connectivity, the product does not need to be re-tested. If the product meets all other requirements, the test results used to certify the product to Version 5.3 can be used to certify the product to Version 6.0. All products with ABC and network connectivity shall be re-tested.
Please contact EPA at Certification@energystar.gov with any questions.