ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. Environmental protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. The ENERGY STAR program was established by the EPA in 1992, under the authority of the Clean Air Act Section 103(g).
To maintain consumer trust and improve the oversight of ENERGY STAR certified products, homes, and commercial facilities, EPA has implemented third-party certification requirements and testing.In order to earn the label, ENERGY STAR products must be third-party certified based on testing in EPA- recognized laboratories. In addition to up-front testing, a percentage of all ENERGY STAR products are subject to “off-the-shelf” verification testing each year.
The goal of this testing is to ensure that changes or variations in the manufacturing process
do not undermine a product’s qualification within ENERGY STAR requirements.
Founded in 1944, NSF® International is committed to protecting and improving human health on a global scale. NSF International is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides standards development, product certification, auditing, education and risk management for public health and the environment. Manufacturers, regulators and consumers all look to NSF International for the development of public health standards and certification that help protect the world’s food, water and health as well as consumer products.
UL® operates under its own authority as an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization. To establish certification, samples of a product submitted by manufacturers for certification are tested and evaluated. Testing and evaluation of samples of products submitted for certification can be performed in UL’s laboratories or in laboratories qualified by UL assessment and ongoing monitoring. Only UL reviews the results of all testing and evaluation and decides if the product is eligible for certification.
CSA® International tests products for compliance to national and international standards, and issue certification marks for qualified products. Certification marks tell potential customers and users that a product has been evaluated by a formal process (involving examination, testing and follow-up inspection) and that it complies with applicable standards for safety and performance.
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United Sates. WBENC, a national 501(c )(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations.
GSA Advantage! ® is the online shopping and ordering system that provides access to thousands of contractors and millions of supplies (products) and services. Anyone may browse on GSA Advantage! ® to view and compare the variety of products and services offered.
The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) is a project of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP). Over its 14 year history the DLC program has driven the lighting market towards innovation by providing information, education, tools and technical expertise for cutting edge technologies. Since 2010, the DLC has administered the Qualified Products List (QPL), a leading resource that distinguishes quality, high efficiency LED products for the commercial sector. Today, the QPL sets the bar for efficiency program incentives across the U.S. and into Canada while informing manufacturer product development.
ElectraLED manufactures all of our products in the USA. All of the manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001/2000 certified and located in Largo, Safety Harbor and Crystal River, Florida. With factories located in the United States, ElectraLED is able to build and ship products out effectively and efficiently.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is made up of tens of thousands of member organizations, chapters and student and community volunteers that are moving the building industry forward in a way that has never been seen before. They are a diverse group of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofits, teachers and students, lawmakers and citizens. Today there are 77 chapters, 13,000 member organizations and 196,000 LEED professionals strong that share the same vision of a sustainable built environment for all within the next generation. ElectraLED became a member of the USGBC in the fall of 2012.
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For over 100 years its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practices to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers, through a variety of programs, publications, and services. ElectraLED became a sustaining member in the fall of 2012.