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Are computer servers required to undergo the active mode Server Efficiency Rating Tool (SERT) test during verification testing?
When selecting refrigerators and freezers for ENERGY STAR verification testing, how should kitable (i.e., the model without the ice maker installed) models be treated?
When should a certification body (CB) notify the manufacturer and withdraw certification for a lighting model or subcomponent that fails lifetime/full qualification testing?
My laboratory tests External Power Supplies that are intended for ENERGY STAR qualification. Why is this product category not included in EPA’s laboratory recognition application form?
Must a first party accredited laboratory that has applied for and been granted EPA recognition enroll as a supervised manufacturer’s testing laboratory (SMTL) with an EPA-recognized Certification Body?
Is a manufacturer or private labeler required to use only one certification body?
If a certification body determines that a product does not meet ENERGY STAR requirements and denies certification, is the manufacturer allowed to pursue certification with a different certification body?
Who will fund the new third‐party certification requirements?
How many of my products will be subject to ongoing verification testing, and how often will this occur?
When did the ENERGY STAR Third‐Party Certification requirements go into effect?
Will EPA continue to provide international recognition of products for ENERGY STAR?
As a manufacturing partner, can I use multiple certification bodies (CBs) to certify different models within the same product category?
When may I begin to market my product as ENERGY STAR qualified?
How do ENERGY STAR partners qualify products under the third‐party certification requirements?
Can I use a first‐party laboratory for verification testing?
How should room air cleaners be sampled for verification testing?
What constitutes a product failure under verification testing?
Once a product is certified, does it still need to be reviewed by EPA before it is labeled?
Must I use an accredited laboratory?
Will EPA send someone to evaluate my laboratory during the recognition process?
What happens when a product that fails verification testing is related to another product via private labeling or product family? For example, if a qualified GU24 lamp fails verification testing, how does this impact qualified light fixtures that use that lamp?
How much does it cost to get a product third-party certified for purposes of ENERGY STAR qualification?
Must a product be retested and certified under a revised specification if it already exceeds the required minimum energy efficiency requirements?
Can laboratories receive EPA-recognition to test products under the Luminaires V1.1 specification as well as be recognized to test luminaire subcomponents? If so, can laboratories use the same application, or would separate applications be needed?
How long does it take to test and certify a product?
How does EPA recognition of accreditation bodies (ABs), laboratories, or certification bodies (CBs) work?
How long will it take the certification body (CB) to review a test report?
Can I use the same organization to both conduct testing and certify my product as ENERGY STAR qualified?
If my company’s product is the same as another company’s product except for the brand name (for example, product X is a private labeled version of product Y, an OEM product), and product Y undergoes qualification, verification, or challenge testing, or a design change, then can product X be qualified, recertified, or decertified based on product Y’s test results?
I have a document about verification testing for an ENERGY STAR product category, but it is dated 2009 or earlier. Is it still applicable to the current verification testing under third-party certification?
Are refrigerator-freezers with a bottom freezer and through-the-door ice eligible for ENERGY STAR qualification?
Does EPA have data reporting requirements for laboratories testing products for purposes of ENERGY STAR qualification or verification testing?
At which voltage should I test products for verification testing?
Who is considered the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for roofing products made of a coating applied to a metal roof panel?
Are certification bodies (CBs) required by ISO Guide 65 to certify every product attribute identified in ENERGY STAR specifications?
Can I just test my product in an EPA‐recognized laboratory and send the result to a certification body (CB)?
Will test reports produced by a lab prior to receiving EPA recognition be accepted for ENERGY STAR certification?
What are the responsibilities of a certification body (CB) that is not able to carry out verification testing on the standard timeline due to an unresponsive or uncooperative ENERGY STAR manufacturing partner?
When may a certification body (CB) notify a manufacturer of a verification or challenge testing failure?
What time restrictions apply to procurement of units for verification testing using the 4-unit multiple-sample approach?
What happens to disqualified products and their model numbers?
Can a certification body (CB) accept test data from a laboratory that is participating in another CB's witnessed or supervised manufacturer’s testing laboratory (W/SMTL) program?
Can a certification body (CB) enroll a laboratory in its witnessed or supervised manufacturer’s testing laboratory (W/SMTL) program on the basis of supervision or auditing that another CB has performed of that laboratory?
What results when a test report for ENERGY STAR contains a typographical error?
Who makes a determination of a defective unit for purposes of ENERGY STAR verification testing on non-lighting products?
Do the ENERGY STAR verification testing requirements apply to models that are no longer certified as ENERGY STAR?
With regard to the Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays specification, how must Sleep and Off Mode power be calculated for products powered by a low-voltage dc source?
Since certification of battery charging systems requires testing of all battery configurations for each battery unit and each voltage, is the same testing required for verification testing?
Why doesn’t EPA collect 100V data anymore?
Are recently certified models (i.e. models that were certified within the last twelve months) excluded from verification testing?
How are laboratory recognition and product testing affected with the transition to the Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Television specification?
What is the difference between an EPA-recognized certification body (CB) and an EPA-recognized testing laboratory?
May EPA-recognized laboratories revise existing test reports to reflect the manufacturer name and model number of a rebranded or privately labeled product?
Are ENERGY STAR performance criteria subject to verification testing when they are specified for reporting purposes only?
May EPA-recognized laboratories include test data generated by a different laboratory in their laboratory report for purposes of ENERGY STAR certification?
Are large screen computing products, designed to be viewed by multiple people in non-desk based environments, included in the scope of Computers V6.0 or Displays V6.0? For example, products similar to the CNN “Magic Wall.”
How is network proxy capability verified for ENERGY STAR certification?
Should lighting in range hoods be classified as a directional or non-directional luminaire for purposes of ENERGY STAR certification?
For ENERGY STAR certified residential dishwashers, what test procedure should be used for purposes of verifying performance of products certified to Version 5 prior to May 30, 2013, when the DOE test procedure changed?
How should EPA-recognized certification bodies (CBs) report information about product availability if the product is intended for sale in the U.S. or Canada, but the date of availability to consumers is unknown?
As a manufacturing partner, when will my recently certified product appear on the ENERGY STAR website?
Third-party laboratories are required to maintain accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025, but must all testing be conducted under the scope of that accreditation for purposes of ENERGY STAR?
What test procedure should CBs use for purposes of verification testing of TVs certified to version 6?
Where can I find a list of EPA‐recognized accreditation bodies (ABs), laboratories, or certification bodies (CBs)?
A Version 6.0 certified television was tested using the U.S. Department of Energy Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (DOE NOPR) and was subsequently tested at an in-house non-accredited laboratory to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Televisions Final Rule (DOE Final Rule). The values reported for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) EnergyGuide label and requirements differ from the original DOE NOPR values. Can manufacturers via their EPA-recognized certification bodies (CBs) update the publicly displayed values on the ENERGY STAR Televisions Certified Product List and Product Finder Tool to match FTC values?
Are manufacturers required to re-test televisions to Version 6.1 with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Televisions Final Rule (DOE Final Rule) if the televisions are currently certified to Version 6.0 with the U.S. Department of Energy Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (DOE NOPR)?
Do partners need to provide updates to products if they still meet the ENERGY STAR requirements?
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