CALABASAS, Calif., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National Technical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTSC) (NTS), a leading provider of engineering services, announced today that its Silicon Valley facility has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an accredited testing laboratory for the federal ENERGY STAR program. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy created to help reduce energy costs and protect the environment through the use of energy efficient products and services.
The certification means NTS Silicon Valley/Elliott Laboratories (an NTS company), located in Fremont and Newark, CA, is officially approved to test for ENERGY STAR compliance for computers, computer servers and imaging equipment as well as other external products that are used in data centers, a central office or a home for computing purposes. Some of the largest companies in the Silicon Valley are expected to be new NTS customers under the ENERGY STAR program.
"This is an important accreditation for us and further extends our footprint in the national commercial and industrial testing markets," said Gaylon Morris, General Manager of the NTS Silicon Valley facility. "This allows us to further service our existing customers and creates an important avenue to develop new relationships throughout the Silicon Valley and beyond. We are honored to participate in this program and very excited about this opportunity to demonstrate the broad range of services we offer in our testing laboratories."
Through the ENERGY STAR program, EPA provides an innovative energy performance rating system that has already been used in more than 200,000 buildings across the U.S., according to the government website www.energystar.gov. In 2010 alone, American businesses have saved enough energy through the program to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 33 million cars, while saving $18 billion on utility bills.
About National Technical Systems National Technical Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of engineering services to the aerospace, defense, telecommunications, automotive and high technology markets. Through a world-wide network of resources, NTS provides full product life-cycle support, offering world class design engineering, compliance, testing, certification, quality registration and program management. For additional information about NTS, visit our website at www.nts.com or call 800-270-2516.
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