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Energy Star® Certification

As an accredited testing laboratory, we’ve helped thousands of manufacturers complete energy efficiency testing for their products and achieve Energy Star® certification.

1. Energy Star® certification

Energy Star® is an energy conservation program jointly implemented by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to better protect the living environment and conserve energy. Products successfully audited by ENERGY STAR will be listed on its official website.

Energy Star® certification is not mandatory, however, the Energy Star® label is widely recognized and trusted by consumers as a symbol of energy efficiency and environmental responsibility.

2. Energy Star® certification covered products, testing items, testing standards, documentation required and certification processes

Below are some of products we specialize in. It’s important to note that the list below is not exhaustive, if you’re not sure whether the Energy Star® certification apply to your product, please fill out our short form, our expert will be glad to assist further.

  • Office equipment: computers, copiers, fax machines, digital duplicators, external power adapters, laptops, monitors, printers, scanners and integrated devices, water coolers……
  • Home appliances: battery charging systems, digital-to-analog converter boxes, cordless phones, TV/VCR and TV/DVD combo devices, DVD products, home audio equipment, televisions, VCRs……

Required tests for Energy Star® certification: safety, EMI, surge, noise, performance and energy efficiency:

  • luminous efficiency, luminous flux;
  • Color temperature, color deviation, color rendering index (CRI);
  • Light intensity distribution, regional luminous flux distribution;
  • Color spatial uniformity;
  • Switching life;
  • Luminous flux maintenance rate;
  • Chromaticity maintenance rate;
  • Size;
  • Electrical Parameters;

Below is a list of energy efficiency testing standards we’re capable of. And our team is always available for any general inquiries, or technical discussions regarding the following energy efficiency testing standards. Not sure what standard or standards apply to your product? Please fill out our short form, our expert will be glad to assist further.

  • Audiovisual (AV) Products: Eligibility Criteria Version 3.0;
  • Servers: Eligibility Criteria Version 3.0;
  • Mobile Phones: Eligibility Criteria Version 3.0;
  • Computers: Eligibility Criteria Version 7.1;
  • Monitors: Eligibility Criteria Version 7.1;
  • Image Processing Equipment: Eligibility Criteria Version 2.0;
  • Set-top Boxes: Eligibility Criteria Version 5.1;
  • Televisions: Eligibility Criteria Version 8.0;
  • Light Bulbs: Eligibility Criteria Version 2.1;
  • Light Fixtures: Eligibility Criteria Version 2.2;

Required documentation varies depending on the products. For detailed required documentation on specific product, please fill out our short form, our expert will be glad to assist you further. Below are some of typical required documentation for Energy Star® certification:

  • User manual;
    Safety design documents (including key structural drawings);
  • Product technical conditions;
  • Electrical schematic diagram;
  • Circuit diagram;
  • List of key components or raw materials (with European certification mark);
  • A copy of the certification of the whole product or components;

Below are the general application steps for achieving Energy Star® certificate. Have questions or not sure where to start? Please fill out our short form, our expert will be glad to assist further.

  • Fill out the application form and send the user manual of the product to us;
  • Perform tests and submit test data and related documents to Energy Star authorities;
  • You will receive a notice from Energy Star authorities if the audit pass;
  • Affix the Energy Star® label to the products.
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3. Price and lead time

You will never pay for services that you don’t need! GTG Group provides a customized quote which are tailored to each client's needs and budget. Furthermore, you will receive the Energy Star® certificate in a reasonably short time frame compared with the average industry time.

However, the cost and the lead time of testing and certification varies depending on the product complexity and the testing requirements. GTG Group provides free consultation to assess your needs and provide advice on how to get started with compliance. Contact us today by filling out our short form!

4. Differences between Energy Star® certification and DLC certification

Both Energy Star® certification and DLC certification play a crucial role in promoting energy efficiency and sustainability, offering consumers and businesses options to choose environmentally friendly lighting solutions tailored to their needs, but they have some key differences:

  • Scope: Energy Star® Certification covers a wide range of products, including appliances, electronics, and lighting, while DLC certification specifically focuses on commercial lighting products such as LED fixtures and bulbs.
  • Certification Criteria: Energy Star® Certification sets energy efficiency guidelines for products based on national standards, while DLC certification establishes technical requirements tailored to commercial lighting applications.
  • Incentives: Products with Energy Star® Certification may qualify for rebates and incentives from utility companies and government programs, while DLC-certified products are often eligible for utility rebates specifically targeting energy-efficient lighting upgrades.
  • Recognition: The Energy Star® label is more widely recognized by consumers across various product categories, while DLC certification is more industry-specific and targeted towards commercial lighting professionals.

5. Why choose us?

Founded in 2012, GTG Group is an independent ISO/IEC 17025 accredited product testing and certification services provider in China, providing comprehensive testing and regulatory certifications obtaining services forfor a wide range of products. Our goal is to certify your products and ensure their compliance with regulatory standards in order to help you access worldwide markets.

By working with GTG Group, you will enjoy the convenience of completing all of your tests (energy efficiency, safety, EMC, RF, wireless, environmental, durability, performance, chemical and other tests) and receive certification for your product from a single accredited lab. You will also eliminate the headaches of using multiple labs, delays in logistics, and shipping costs. Fill out our short form and get a quick quote today!

One of the most significant advantages of working with GTG Group is that we perform real test and are responsible for the end user. This is essential because it avoid risks and provides peace of mind to businesses and individuals who use the products. We have worked with some of the world’s leading businesses, and our services are highly regarded by our clients. When you choose the GTG Group for testing and certification, you can be confident that you are working with a trusted and reliable partner.

Our testing and test reports are globally recognized and accepted by regulatory agencies, ensuring that your products meet the necessary standards and regulations. GTG Group’s subsidiaries are accredited by local and international certification bodies that includes IECEE, UL, A2LA, NVLAP, ITS (Intertek), KTC, TÜV, Eurofins, CNAS, CMA, CQC. Our accreditation is a testament to our commitment to providing high-quality testing services that meet industry standards. Check all accreditation documents in this page.

GTG Group accredited laboratory have more than 10 years of experience in safety testing for the North American market and have helped thousands of businesses achieve Energy Star® certification. Experts we hired are all with deep industry expertise and extensive technical knowledge that can help you avoid common mistakes.

GTG Group facilities are with enough space to perform every type of test separately and have room for all your equipment as well as plenty of workspace around it. GTG Group covers a testing area of 30,000 square meters and have more energy efficiency testing labs, safety testing labs, EMC testing labs, RF testing labs, wireless testing labs, performance testing labs, durability testing labs and environmental testing labs than our peers. 

Furthermore, our standardized and normalized testing process allows us to deliver accurate and reliable testing results within a short timeframe. That’s why our turnaround time is among the fastest in the industry, ensuring that our clients get their products to the market without any delay.

GTG Group invest heavily in modern testing equipment and have a rigorous quality control process in place to ensure that the testing methods are accurate and reliable. Additionally, the laboratory regularly upgrades its equipment to ensure that it remains at the cutting edge of technology.

We understand that every product is different, and the cost is a significant factor when it comes to product development. GTG Group strive to provide affordable testing solutions without compromising on quality. Our team of experts will work closely with you to understand your product’s specific needs and design testing solutions that meet your requirements and ensures compliance with regulatory standards. This means that you can get the testing you need, without paying for services that you don’t, ensuring that our clients always get the best value for their money.

We can also provide free pre-compliance tesing service to help detect and resolve potential design flaws early in the process to reduce design costs and accelerate market launch. We promise no risk or any obligation!

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We offer competitive pricing for our testing and certification services. And our team is always available for any general inquiries, or technical discussions regarding compliance testing/certification. Speak to a GTG Group expert by filling out our short form.
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