Energy Star may be turning into a Black hole of Requirements for companies.

Dec 19, 2010   //   LED News

Here is a GREAT article from EDN recently!

By Tam Harbert, Contributing editor — EDN, December 14, 2010

Energy Star LED RequirementsTechnology manufacturers may start dropping out of the US EPA’s Energy Star program as a result of new certification requirements scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2011.

The new requirements are a response to an investigation earlier this year by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), which found that the Energy Star self-certification program was vulnerable to fraud and abuse. The GAO obtained Energy Star certifications for 15 bogus products, some of them rather outlandish.

But information technology and consumer electronics manufacturers say that the new requirements will cost both time and money. Even though Energy Star is a voluntary program, not a regulation, it now has “stricter testing and verification rules than the Clean Air and Clean Water acts,” claimed Ken Salaets, director of global policy, Information Technology Industry Council in Washington, DC.

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