ENERGY STAR certified products are subject to post-market verification testing administered by certification bodies. Consistent with EPA’s disqualification procedures, product models that fail verification testing are disqualified from using the ENERGY STAR label.
Multiple models associated with one test report and certification, such as model families or privately labeled products will be treated as one unique model for VT product nomination and testing results. More than one such model will not be subject to verification testing in the same year.
Maintaining accurate product availability information with a CB may reduce a brand owner’s testing burden and make product selection and procurement easier. If a selected product is not available at the time of procurement, the CB will replace it with another selection from that brand owner, if possible.
Verification testing must be conducted at a third-party lab in North America, unless a CB has received an exception from EPA.