NSF International Receives EPA Approval as Energy Star Certifier: Ann Arbor-based NSF International, a developer of public health standards, product certification and environmental services, has been named a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-recognized certification body and laboratory for EPA’s Energy Star program. Starting Dec. 31, under the EPA’s new Energy Star Enhanced Testing and Verification procedures, all products seeking qualification as an Energy Star product must have their products tested in an EPA-recognized laboratory and the results certified by an EPA-recognized certification body such as NSF International to ensure compliance. A joint program administered by the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Star  saves consumers money and protects the environment by encouraging the use of energy efficient products and practices. NSF International is a not-for-profit public health and safety organization that has developed foodservice equipment sanitation standards and certification programs for more than 65 years. As an EPA-recognized laboratory and certification body, NSF can now offer combined Energy Star energy efficiency and NSF sanitation certification for foodservice equipment manufacturers. NSF International tests and certifies a wide range of commercial foodservice equipment, and can now add Energy Star testing in the following product categories: Appliances (Dishwashers, Refrigerators and/or Freezers, Water Coolers); Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machines (including rebuilt); and Commercial Food Service Equipment (Dishwashers, Fryers, Griddles, Hot Food Holding Cabinets, Ice Machines, Ovens, Refrigerators, Freezers and Steam Cookers). Additionally, as an EPA-recognized certification body, NSF can accept test data from other EPA-recognized labs to certify other products as Energy Star qualified. For more information on NSF International’s energy efficiency programs, visit www.nsf.org, call (734) 913-5795 or email energytesting@nsf.org. For more information on NSF’s food equipment certification services, visit www.nsf.org/info/food_equipment.

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