SCC accredits MET for Canadian energy program
Test & Measurement World Staff- September 29, 2012
Testing and certification organization MET Laboratories has been accredited by the SCC (Standards Council of Canada) as a certification body for NRCan’s (Natural Resource Canada) energy efficiency regulations. The SCC accreditation establishes MET as an independent third-party eligible to test and certify products to NRCan energy efficiency requirements.
Regulated energy-using products imported into Canada or shipped between provinces must bear an energy efficiency verification mark from a certification body accredited for energy efficiency verification by the SCC. “The accreditation serves as a strong complement to our ENERGY STAR CB and Test Lab recognition, as well as our approval as a test lab for the California Energy Commission’s Appliance Efficiency Program,” said MET president Rob Frier.
The SCC accreditation for NRCan covers a broad range of products, including televisions, external power supplies, video products, refrigerated vending machines, digital TV adapters, and compact audio products. As part of the same SCC audit, MET Labs also expanded its US Environmental Protection Agency recognition, adding CFLs (compact fluorescent lights) to its ENERGY STAR Certification Body scope.
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