IAPMO R&T, North America’s leading provider of third-party certification services for plumbing and mechanical products, has completed ENERGY STAR® certification for manufacturer Imperial Commercial Cooking Equipment’s line of electric griddles, the first such products to receive the energy efficiency certification through IAPMO R&T.
The certificate of listing covers five models of Imperial’s commercial electric griddles that have now earned the ENERGY STAR label — ITG-24, ITG-36, ITG-48, ITG-60 and ITG-72. The listing certificate granted by IAPMO R&T verifies that each model meets the minimum ENERGY STAR qualifications for cooking efficiency and maximum idle energy rates.
ENERGY STAR-qualified commercial electric griddles must meet a minimum cooking efficiency of 70 percent. Commercial electric griddles that have earned the ENERGY STAR label are considered to be about 10 percent more energy efficient than standard models and can save businesses 2,270 kWh annually, or an average of $230 per year on utility bills.
“Our customers look for the ENERGY STAR label and it is an important marketing tool for us,” said Albert To’o, consultant engineer for Imperial Commercial Cooking Equipment. “I have worked with IAPMO R&T in the past with different projects because their work and technical background are very well trusted in the industry.”
Launched in 1992 as a joint program of the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy, the voluntary ENERGY STAR labeling program was expanded in 1995 to include residential heating and cooling equipment, and later major appliances, lighting and roof products. Users of ENERGY STAR-qualified products saved about $18 billion on their energy bills in 2010, eliminating greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 33 million cars. The program requires all ENERGY STAR labeled products to undergo third party certification by a U.S. EPA-recognized certification body like IAPMO R&T.
For more information on having products ENERGY STAR certified by IAPMO R&T, direct your Web browser to www.iapmort.org or contact Brenda Madonna at (909) 472-‐4100. For more information on the ENERGY STAR program, visit www.energystar.gov.
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