Workshop in Support of the Asia Pacific Partnership (APP) on Harmonization of Test Procedures
Aug 27 - 31, 2007 ( Gaithersburg, MD )
The Global Standards and Information Group (GSIG) held a one week SIT workshop in Support of the Asia Pacific Partnership (APP) on Harmonization of Test Procedures on August 27 - 31, 2007. The workshop was held at NIST and brought together experts from Australia, China, India, Japan, and Korea with responsibilities in standards development, product certification, and regulatory issues related to electronics and Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Refrigeration (HVAC/R).
U.S. stakeholders participating in the planning of this workshop include representatives from NIST, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.(ASHRAE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), Intertek, International Trade Administration's Office of Energy and Environmental Industries, and other organizations involved with electronic and HVAC/R standards and codes.
Workshop evaluations received from both U.S. stakeholders and the foreign participants indicated that the objectives for this workshop were met. Several U.S stakeholders also indicated that they will be working to develop a closer relationship with the participating foreign organizations and that future dialogues with each country were planned.
- To provide a forum for the discussion of standardization issues, in particular, as related to the harmonization of test procedures for electronics and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems, being addressed within the Asia Pacific Partnership (APP) on Clean Development and Climate.
- To identify challenges to the development of globally-accepted test procedures, as well as potential means to address them.
- To identify potential opportunities for collaboration in both pre-standardization research and during standardization, and to identify avenues to facilitate such collaboration.
- To establish peer-to-peer contacts and programs, where appropriate.
- To further extend the knowledge of participants on available resources, including existing standards, guides, best practices and other similar resources.
|Department of the Environment and Water Resources|
|Australia||Australian Greenhouse Office|
|China||China Standard Certification Center (CSC)|
|China||Ministry of Construction|
|India||Ministry of Power, Bureau of Energy Efficiency|
|India||Mirc Electronics Limited|
|India||E.I. Dupont India Private Ltd.|
|Japan||The Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association (JEMA)|
|Japan||Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.|
|Korea||Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL)|
|Korea||Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO)|
|Korea||LG Electronics Inc.|