UL Environment Validates Eco Claims of LG SteamWasher, LCD TV

UL Environment Validates Eco Claims of LG SteamWasher, LCD TV

Courtesy of LG Electronics USA

UL Environment has validated the energy and water-savings claims of a popular washer and LCD TV by LG Electronics USA, the first consumer electronics and appliance manufacturer to have some of its products reviewed by by the program.

UL Environment, which launched its third-party green claims validation program in January, and LG Electronics USA announced today that the products' eco-claims were verified.

The LG SteamWasher WM3001HWA was found to use at least 50 percent less water and energy than current Energy Star requirements.

The washer also exceeds 2011 requirements for energy use by at least 35 percent and water consumption by at least 40 percent.

The LG 47LH90 LCD TV uses at least 70 percent less energy than required by Energy Star 3.0 requirements in standby mode and a least 40 percent less energy that the standard requires for the on-mode.

UL Environment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Underwriters Laboratories, the 115-year-old product safety testing and standards organization.

UL recently certified Abound Solar's AB1 series of thin-film PV solar modules according the standards for flat PV modules and panels specified by the standard, UL 1703 Third Edition.

The testing was conducted as per the UL Witness program, which included several rounds of testing at the UL's PV lab in San Jose, Calif.

The modules underwent reviews to determine their resilience in extreme climate conditions, when subjected to wind and snow loads and under impact among other stressors.

Images courtesy of LG Electronics USA and Abound Solar.