Curtis-Straus Receives Expanded Certification Accreditation Scope from ANSI

15/09/17

Curtis-Straus Receives Expanded Certification Accreditation Scope from ANSI 

September 15, 2017 – Curtis-Straus LLC, a Bureau Veritas Company, is pleased to announce that its EPA ENERGY STAR ® Conditions and Criteria for Recognition of Certification Bodies for the ENERGY STAR® Program and VOC Certification Program, True AIR, were certified by ANSI.


Curtis-Straus is now recognized to certify the following product categories for the ENERGY STAR Program:

Appliances (Granted 2014-12-9)
• Clothes Washers
• Dishwashers
• Refrigerators& Freezers

Commercial Food Service Equipment (Granted 2014-12-9)
• Commercial Fryers

Electronics and Office Equipment (Granted 2014-12-9)
• Audio/Visual
• Professional Displays
• Set-top Boxes &Cable Boxes
• Telephones
• Televisions
• Computers
• Enterprise Servers
• Imaging Equipment
• Uninterruptible Power Supplies

Lighting and Fans (Granted 2014-12-9)
• Ceiling Fans
• Decorative Light Strings
• Lamps
• Light Fixtures (Luminaires)

Others (Granted 2014-12-9)
• Vending Machines
• Water Coolers

Heating and Cooling (Granted 2014-12-9)
• Heat Pumps, Air Source
• Heat Pumps, Geothermal
• Air Conditioner, Central
• Air Conditioner, Room
• Room Air Cleaners and Purifiers
• Dehumidifiers

Office and Electronic Equipment (Granted 2016-11-17)
• Large Network Equipment
• Small Network Equipment

Heating and Cooling (Granted 2017-06-30)
• Connected Thermostats

Other (Granted 2017-06-30)
• Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment



Additionally , Curtis-Straus is now recognized to test to the following standards for the True AIR VOC Certification Program. 


Test Method (Granted 2017-2-10)

• ANSI/BIFMA e3-2012 Furniture Sustainability Standard

• ANSI/BIFMA e3-2014 Furniture Sustainability Standard

• CDPH/EHLB Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers v 1.1-2010

• ANSI/BIFMA M7.1-2011, Standard Test Method for Determining VOC Emissions from Office Furniture Systems, Components and Seating

• ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2011 Standard for Formaldehyde and TVOC Emissions of Low Emitting Office Furniture and Seating


ENERGY STAR ® is a joint program established by the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy aiming to protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.


Bureau Veritas supports ENERGY STAR certification and provides testing services for a full range of electrical products; including household appliances, lighting, home electronics and information technology goods through our global network of facilities in Asia and the Americas. Among these programs are: audio/video equipment, clothes washers, compact fluorescent lamps, room air conditioners, set-top boxes and cable boxes, telephony and televisions.


Bureau Veritas’ True AIR VOC Certification Program is an innovative certification program that verifies office furniture, home furniture and construction materials meet rigorous standards for low VOC emissions. The program screens raw materials, monitors supply chains and thoroughly tests finished materials. It allows architects, suppliers and consumers to select furniture, furnishings and construction materials that have been stringently testing and proved to meet strict VOC standards that directly contributes to a healthier indoor environment inside buildings, workspaces and homes. For more information, visit www.bureauveritas.com/trueair


For more information, please contact Scott Lambert at 978-486-8880 or email at certification@curtis-straus.com / leslie.chung@us.bureauveritas.com


For more information on Curtis-Straus, visit: www.bureauveritas.com/curtis-straus


   

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