Work continues to streamline the ENERGY STAR energy-efficiency verification testing by combining it with quarterly product-safety factory auditing. Leveraging the successful steam-cooker component inspection pilot program, NAFEM has secured broader participation and support from the industry’s certifying bodies – CSA Group, Intertek, NSF and UL – to expand the process to other product categories. Despite changes to EPA staffing responsible for this work, NAFEM continues to make incremental progress advancing this important efficiency initiative. EPA has identified its interest in developing a similar streamlined process for dishwashers and convection, combi- and gas rack ovens. NAFEM is currently working to schedule a follow up meeting with EPA representatives in late October.