First Sustainability Standard for Household Cooking Appliances Published

Date: février 11, 2015
Emplacement: Global

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), CSA Group, and UL Environment today announced the release of AHAM 7004-2015/CSA SPE-7004-15/UL 7004-15, Sustainability Standard for household cooking appliances, the first voluntary sustainability standard for household cooking products.

The cooking products covered in the standard include convection, non-convection and steam products such as ranges, built-in cook tops and ovens.  This new standard is the fourth in a family of product sustainability standards under development by AHAM, CSA Group, and UL Environment intended for use by manufacturers, governments, retailers, and others to identify environmentally preferable products.  The standard is based on a lifecycle approach for identifying the environmental impacts of household cooking appliances in five key areas: materials, manufacturing and operations, energy     consumption during use, end-of-life, and innovation.  This standard will serve as an objective and practical measurement tool to assist cooking appliance manufacturers in evaluating the environmental sustainability of home appliances.  Other major appliance standards are under development and are expected to be published later in 2015.

“The household cooking standard continues our commitment to provide consumers and retailers with credible measures for comparing home appliance sustainability attributes,” explained Joseph M. McGuire, AHAM President.

“The new standard for household cooking appliances is part of a series of standards to help identify environmentally friendly products and is part of CSA Group’s commitment to contribute to a more sustainable world,” said Gianluca Arcari, Executive Director, Standards and Vice President, CSA Group. “The four product sustainability standards are part of a forward-thinking life-cycle approach. It helps identify environmentally preferable products based on the materials used to manufacture the product right through to the disposal at the end-of-life, helping give a big picture of the overall environmental impact.”

“Evaluating cooking appliances for lifecycle impacts is the logical next step for manufacturers to take to ensure that they meet the sustainability needs of consumers,” said Lisa Meier, Vice President and General Manager of UL Environment.  “Consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental impact of the products they choose to purchase.  The kitchen is the core of a home – usually the first room upgraded during a home renovation and where we spend much of our time.”

About AHAM

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) is a not-for-profit trade association representing manufacturers of major, portable and floor care home appliances, and suppliers to the industry and is headquartered in Washington, DC.  AHAM is a standards development organization, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and has authored numerous appliance performance testing standards used by manufacturers, consumer organizations and governmental bodies to rate and compare appliances. You can visit the AHAM web site at www.aham.org

À propos du Groupe CSA

Le Groupe CSA est une association indépendante sans but lucratif, constituée de membres et dédiée à la sécurité, au bien social et à la durabilité. Nous sommes une organisation accréditée au niveau international spécialisée dans le  développement des normes ainsi que l’évaluation et la certification des produits. Nous fournissons aussi des services de formation et d’éducation ainsi que d’évaluation des produits de consommation. Nous possédons un large spectre de connaissances et de compétences qui comprend les équipements industriels, le secteur de la construction et de la plomberie, les soins de santé et le domaine électromédical, les appareils ménagers et le gaz, les énergies de remplacement,  les systèmes d’éclairage et  les énergies renouvelables. La marque CSA figure sur des milliards de produits partout dans le monde.

À propos de UL Environment

UL Environment, un département d’affaires de UL, travaille à la promotion du développement durable, la santé environnementale et la sécurité en favorisant la croissance et le développement de produits, de services et d’organisations éco-responsables. Nous aidons les entreprises à atteindre leurs objectifs de développement durable—et nous aidons les acheteurs, spécificateurs, détaillants, gouvernements et les consommateurs à trouver des produits dans lesquels ils peuvent avoir confiance. UL Environment offre des validations de demandes, des certifications de produits multi-attributs, des déclarations de produits environnementaux, la certification de la qualité de l’air intérieur, la mise à l’essai des émissions d’un produit, la certification des pratiques environnementales d’une organisation et un service de consultation. Pour plus d’informations, visitez le : www.ul.com/environment.

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Allison Hawkins
Responsable des affaires institutionnelles
Groupe CSA
416-747-2615
allison.hawkins@csagroup.org