Energy Efficiency Testing

What are energy efficiency tests?

An energy efficiency test shows that equipment meets increasingly stringent standards for consumption by energy-using goods. An energy efficiency test assesses a wide range of products – from consumer electronics to toys to household appliances - and measures how much energy they consume while running, as well as when in standby and off mode, among other tests.

Why is energy efficiency testing important?

Regulatory requirements and consumer expectations are driving the demand for electrical equipment and appliances that have been tested and verified by an independent third party for their energy efficiency. Appliances that demonstrate greater energy efficiency than comparable products are more widely accepted by regulators and consumers and enjoy an important advantage in a competitive marketplace.

TÜV SÜD – a one-stop shop for your energy efficiency requirements

TÜV SÜD’s energy efficiency verification services have been developed to support the efforts of manufacturers, importers, and retailers to achieve compliance with energy efficiency regulations and voluntary energy efficiency programmes. In addition, TÜV SÜD’s global Energy Efficiency Centres of Excellence are equipped to test and certify energy-using products to worldwide energy efficiency requirements and standards, making us a single source for testing and certification services for all types of electrical equipment and appliances.

TÜV SÜD is a recognised testing and certification body in compliance with US, Canadian and EU laws, as well as other jurisdictions.

TÜV SÜD energy efficiency services

Energy efficiency testing includes a range of specific tests and assessments intended to evaluate various design features and use considerations of a given product. Energy efficiency testing can include:

  • Energy consumption measurements
  • Energy efficiency assessments
  • Testing of power consumption in off mode
  • Testing of power consumption in standby mode
  • Availability of standby or power-saving functions
  • Power management Features
  • Production of reports
  • Allocation of certificates

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