UL awards the first UPS product Energy Star certificate to APC by Schneider
By Anthony Capkun
September 25, 2012 – UL awarded the first uninterruptible power supply (UPS) Energy Star certificate to APC by Schneider Electric (APC). According to UL, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added UPS products to its scope of regulated products. To qualify for the Energy Star program, APC UPS units met the world’s most stringent energy efficiency standards.
“The fact that UL awarded the first UPS product Energy Star certificate for APC demonstrates its determination to pursue sustainable development, and is also testimony of its long-term strategy in the field of energy efficiency,” said Michael Shows, global business manager for energy efficiency, UL Verification Services.
In recent years, UL says it has been accelerating the expansion the testing and certification in the field of energy efficiency services and capabilities, including the extension to UPS products, which also “help enhance the authority and popularity” of the Energy Star program and “advocacy of energy saving and environmental protection”.