WaterFurnace International , a manufacturer of residential and commercial geothermal and water source heat pumps, announced that its labs are now Energy Star-accredited. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes laboratories that meet strict accreditation requirements to be able to conduct testing for Energy Star-rated products.

WaterFurnace is the only HVAC equipment manufacturer in the United States to attain the recognition of ISO 17025 and Energy Star-Recognized Laboratory for its in-house testing facilities. Lab reports generated at its Fort Wayne, Ind., facility can now be accepted directly by other compliance organizations such as the EPA, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the British Department of Energy and Climate Change.