News-Spot | Business News | Jan 10, 2012

TÜV SÜD America Opens Energy Efficiency Lab

TÜV SÜD America Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of its new 30,000 square foot Energy Efficiency Center of Excellence located just north of Atlanta, Ga. The new NVLAP* ISO/IEC17025- accredited laboratory allows TÜV SÜD to test and certify products to global energy efficiency programs. Services include ENERGY STAR®, Lighting Facts Label, California Title 24/20, IEC 60529/IPXX, IES files, NRTL Certification, CE Marking, ENEC Mark, Energy-related Products (ErP) Directive, RoHS, and CONUEE.

In addition to energy efficiency and product safety for lighting fixtures and lamps, the laboratory will provide services for consumer electronics, information technology equipment, televisions, power supplies, audio/video, battery chargers, displays, imaging equipment, and set top boxes. The new facility features several type C goniophotometers for testing lamps and luminaries and a type A goniophotometer for testing automotive and airport lighting as well as retroreflective material. A group of very spacious environmentally controlled life testing rooms were also designed into the building for ENERGY STAR testing. “TÜV SÜD has shown a strong commitment to energy efficiency with a massive new laboratory in the United States dedicated to testing products for ENERGY STAR and related energy efficiency programs,” stated Jason Chesley, Sales Manager for Energy Efficiency at the new Atlanta laboratory. “Our team brings the technical competence and service that our customers need from their testing and certification partner,” concluded Mr. Chesley.

“This new lab will allow TÜV SÜD to be a leader in ENERGY STAR and serve our clients promptly and professionally,” stated Steve Dykstra, Vice President of Testing. “We are very excited about this expansion of services,” concluded Mr. Dykstra.

Additional information on the new Atlanta laboratory can be found here:
http://tuvamerica.com/industry/consumer/energyefficiency.cfm.

About TÜV SÜD America Inc:
TÜV SÜD America Inc., a subsidiary of TÜV SÜD AG, is a leading globally recognized testing and certification organization. TÜV SÜD's Product Service Division offers international safety testing and certification services. With over 600 experts in North America, TÜV SÜD America provides NRTL and SCC Certification, CB Scheme Certification, Field Evaluations, SEMI Evaluations, and other Industrial Machinery Services. Additional services include Restricted Substances Testing, CE Marking assistance, International Compliance, EMC/Environmental Testing, and Quality Management System Certification. TÜV SÜD also provides CE Marking assistance for the European market, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Electrical & Mechanical testing, and many additional global conformity assessment services that help companies gain product compliance in order to enter individual country markets. For more information, visit www.TUVamerica.com.

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