The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Underwriters Laboratories as an official testing organization for the Energy Star residential ceiling fan program. UL will conduct the tests in its Taiwan ceiling fan test lab, which was completed in late February.

Ceiling fans that meet the testing requirements move air 15% to 20% more efficiently than a typical fan.

“Environmental protection and energy conservation are critical considerations in the United States, and Energy Star is a label recognized by consumers as the symbol of energy efficiency,” says Michael Hopfinger, Asia Pacific inspection and field services director.

This latest Energy Star program began earlier this year.