AHAM announces the new standard for dehumidifier


A new standard to increase the sustainability of home appliances has been introduced in the USA market The American Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), CSA Group, and UL Environment announced the release of AHAM 7008-2018/CSA SPE-7008-18/UL 7008-18, Sustainability Standard for Household Dehumidifier Appliances, the first voluntary sustainability standard for household dehumidifiers.
The environmental performance of dehumidifier appliances is commonly evaluated on the environmental attributes of electricity consumption during use. This standard takes a broader, multi-attribute, and more holistic approach to assessing the environmental impacts of dehumidifier appliances. The multi-attribute approach was developed using life-cycle assessment (LCA) information along with other key factors such as hot-spot or hot-button analyses influencing product environmental performance.
This new standard is the eighth in a family of product sustainability standards under development by AHAM, CSA Group, and UL Environment intended for use by manufacturers, governments, retailers, and others to identify environmentally preferable products The standard is based on a lifecycle approach for identifying the environmental impacts of household dehumidifier appliances in five key areas: materials, energy consumption during use, manufacturing and operations, end-of-life, and innovation (a bonus attribute). This standard will serve as an objective and practical measurement tool to assist home comfort appliance manufacturers in evaluating the environmental sustainability of home appliances.