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Are certification bodies (CBs) required by ISO Guide 65 to certify every product attribute identified in ENERGY STAR specifications? Follow

  EPA is solely responsible for identifying the criteria that products must be certified against to earn the ENERGY STAR label. CBs are not required to certify every attribute that is included in the specification. Some product specifications include attributes that are not required to be tested for or reviewed by CBs. In those cases, EPA provides clear direction to CBs which attributes should be certified and which should not. This direction is included in the specification itself or in other product-specific documentation. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), an accreditation body that assesses CBs, provided EPA a letter clarifying that ISO Guide 65 allows the Agency to define relevant product criteria and pass this direction on to CBs. That letter can be found here.

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