Energy Star in Congressional Crosshairs

An article in the October 2015 issue of Consumer Reports details efforts by congressional leaders to weaken the Energy Star program. Under the program, which is overseen by the Environmental Protection Agency, products in 70 categories are identified by a distinctive logo to help consumers identify energy-efficient models.

Multiple proposals would weaken Energy Star requirements, including a proposal to repeal the requirement for third-party testing that came about after it emerged that many manufacturer-certified products failed to meet the Energy Star specification.

ANAB assesses laboratory operations to ISO/IEC 17025 and Energy Star Laboratory Recognition Requirements. Upon a satisfactory assessment, ANAB grants accreditation and issues a certificate and scope of accreditation attesting to the technical competence of laboratories to perform tests required for Energy Star qualifications.