NSF International is an EPA-approved laboratory and certifying body for the ENERGY STAR® program. Effective December 31, 2010, all manufacturers seeking ENERGY STAR certification will be required to have their products tested by an EPA-recognized laboratory and the results certified by an EPA-recognized certification body, such as NSF International, to verify their energy claims and ensure compliance.
NSF can serve as a "one-stop shop," bundling ENERGY STAR efficiency testing with certification to the NSF/ANSI Standards for Foodservice Equipment. This can help manufacturers save time and costs.
Appliances meeting the ENERGY STAR energy efficiency and NSF/ANSI Sanitation Standard requirements can bear both the ENERGY STAR and NSF logos.
NSF is approved to conduct 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 over 65 years, NSF has led the development of foodservice equipment standards and certification programs to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in 1944, NSF International is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide, operating in more than 120 countries. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.