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U.S. EPA Announces Criteria for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced final recognition criteria for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2016. The ENERGY STAR Most Efficient designation is eligible in 12 product categories: Air Source Heat Pumps and Central Air Conditioners Boilers Ceiling Fans Clothes Washers Dishwashers Computer Monitors Furnaces Geothermal Heat Pumps Refrigerator Freezers Televisions Ventilation Fans Residential... Read More

Gulf Countries Introduce GCC Certification for Safety & EMC of Low Voltage Electrical Equipment

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Standardization Organization (GSO) has introduced a common Technical Regulation for low voltage electrical products, effective July 1, 2016. This Technical Regulation (BD-142004-01) covers safety and electromagnetic compatibility and will affect seven GCC member states: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Yemen.  It follows a similar existing regulation for... Read More

IEC 60601-1 Edition 3.1 Introduces New Product Safety Requirements for Medical Electrical Equipment

IEC 60601-1 Third Edition Amendment 1 (Ed. 3.1) What you need to know For manufacturers of medical electrical equipment and systems, IEC 60601-1 Edition 3.1 (or IEC 60601-1:2005+AMD1:2012) represents a significant departure from Edition 3.0 of the standard. While the application of risk management principles have been clarified, the amended standard includes new requirements regarding... Read More

External Power Supplies Must Meet Level VI Energy Efficiency Requirements for U.S. DoE by February 2016

The global regulatory environment for external power supply energy efficiency has rapidly evolved over the past decade since the California Energy Commission (CEC) implemented the first mandatory standard in 2004.  Now, external power supplies sold in the U.S. must meet updated and expanded U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Level VI Energy Efficiency requirements by February... Read More