TÜV Rheinland Korea’s energy efficiency laboratory located in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, has been designated as a Third-Party Testing agency for the ENERGY STAR® label in the U.S. ‘Energy Star’ is a representative energy efficiency program of the U.S that requires product testing and certification by testing laboratories and certification bodies approved by EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) to attach energy star labels to products.
With the designation of the EPA's laboratory, TÜV Rheinland Korea has now launched the energy star testing and certification services for ‘Room Air Conditioners’.
"With increasing consumers’ focus on sustainability, the interest in energy-efficient products has increased substantially. Furthermore, manufacturers also have to meet more stringent energy-efficiency regulations in many countries." said Carsten Lienemann, Representative Director & CEO of TÜV Rhineland Korea. "Currently, we are planning to expand our testing capabilities and scope of energy efficiency testing across a wider range of products”
"We have been designated as the only Efficiency Testing laboratory of ‘Room Air Conditioners’ for the North American market in Korea, through the newly invested ‘Balanced Room Type Calorimeter’ in 2020,” said Mr Sang-min Kim, Project Manager of TÜV Rheinland Korea Energy Efficiency Laboratory. “We have been able to provide competitive testing services for domestic companies to help them to meet their tight timeline in a cost effective manner.”
The TÜV Rheinland Korea Energy Efficiency Laboratory has been designated not only as the U.S. Energy Star label, but also as the △KOLAS Energy Efficiency Laboratory △ European Quality Mark KEYMARK Certified Laboratory △ Singapore Compulsory Energy Label (MELS) △ Saudi Arabia SASO Energy Efficiency Laboratory. Hence, it is also available to conduct energy efficiency conformance and performance tests in accordance with international standards.