Case Study: Government supported energy efficiency programmes backed by ILAC MRA

Government supported energy efficiency programmes backed by ILAC MRA

The ENERGY STAR and WaterSense programs include requirements that test data from third-party laboratories come from labs accredited by signatories to the ILAC MRA. Both programs are administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, but participation is voluntary rather than mandatory. EPA cites these international arrangements to provide greater assurance to consumers that products carrying the ENERGY STAR and WaterSense labels meet strict program requirements.

For more information on the ENERGY STAR programme, click here.

Further information on the WaterSense programme is available here.

In addition, there is a proposed rule to control formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products to require test results from a laboratory accredited by an ILAC MRA signatory accreditation body.

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