MET Labs' Energy Efficiency Verified Mark can be found on »
- Information Technology Equipment
- Interior Lighting
- Exterior Building Lighting
- External Power Supplies
- Digital TV Adapters
- Video Products
- Compact Audio Products
- Refrigerated Vending Machines
- Coffee Makers
- Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Products that comply with ENERGY STAR specifications will exceed Canadian requirements in most cases.
CEC Appliance Efficiency Program »
MET Labs has two world-class labs in California and is experienced helping leading manufacturers meet the requirements of the CEC Appliance Efficiency Program. The California Energy Commission (CEC) Appliance Efficiency Program requires that the manufacturers of certain appliances meet state and federal standards for energy efficiency.
MET is a CEC-approved test and certification laboratory for these categories:
- Consumer Audio & Video
- Power Supplies
- Small Battery Charger Systems
- Energy Efficiency Battery Charger System Test Procedure Version 2.2
Energy-Efficiency Requirements for Europe »
MET can assist in both the testing and documentation needed to meet European Energy Efficiency Requirements for:
- The Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC (Mandatory Program)
- EN 50564:2011 Electrical and electronic household and office equipment – Measurement of low power consumption
- The Energy Labeling Directive 2010/30/EU (Voluntary Program)
- Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment (Voluntary Program)
DOE Energy Efficiency Testing »
MET Labs has the capabilities to test to the energy efficiency standards created by the Department of Energy (DOE).
MET can perform energy efficiency testing for these product categories:
- External Power Supplies
- Battery Charging Systems
- Vending Machines
What is Energy Efficiency?
Energy efficiency can be defined the reduction of the amount of required energy to perform a given task. In the context of electrical products, energy efficient products use a lower amount of electricity to perform their intended task by limiting wasted energy or their operational modes are designed to limit the amount of consumed electricity during idle or standby phases.
Why is Energy Efficiency important?
Energy efficiency is a growing concern for both consumers and manufacturers, as lowering total energy consumption without loss of performance presents economic and environmental benefits. With sustainable energy solutions at the forefront of today’s technology, energy efficiency has become a key consideration in many layers of manufacturing, sales, and regulatory compliance.