The British Board of Agrément (BBA) and the Energy Saving Trust (EST) have united to offer a range of verification, testing, endorsement and consultancy services for companies striving to get their energy-efficient products an independent stamp of approval.
Since EST was founded in 1992, it has developed a database of information on energy-using and energy-related products, measuring their performance in the laboratory and in situ and setting best-practice performance standards in line with national, European and international regulations.
For nearly 50 years, the BBA has provided rigorous testing, inspection and certification services to support manufacturers and installers in achieving excellence and also to provide joined-up reassurance throughout the industry.
Each organisation’s product assurance services will benefit from organic growth in new client markets, brought together through the partnership.
BBA chief executive Claire Curtis-Thomas said: “The partnership with EST represents a wonderful opportunity for BBA to expand the scope of our services and the markets we serve. Over the years, EST has developed considerable resources and unparalleled expertise in advising on energy-related issues. Together with the BBA’s technical approval testing and inspection expertise, clients will benefit from more consistent and comprehensive services. We’re thrilled to partner with EST.”
EST chief executive Philip Sellwood said: “This partnership is a great opportunity to expand our reach among new corporate and consumer audiences. We are seeking to establish consistent product compliance across all aspects of energy efficiency, and this new collaboration will bring us further toward that goal.
“Helping people save energy and reduce fuel bills is obviously a big task and one that we won’t solve alone. Therefore, we form partnerships with other organisations, both in the UK and internationally.”