F2 Labs Press Release - Approval from the Executive Director of the California Energy Commission

Damascus, MD - March 2, 2011 - F2 Labs has received approval from the Executive Director of the California Energy Commission. Now fully accredited as a Testing Laboratory for the State of California Energy Commission's Appliance Efficiency Regulations, Section 1604 (g)(2)(I) for Electric Spas.

F-Squared Laboratories is able to certify tests that monitor the standby power requirements of heating modules during the operation of portable spas. Variable factors to be monitored and recorded during the testing include the power requirements of the heating modules while in standby mode, the average water temperature over the course of a specific time- period, and the average ambient air temperature over the course of a specific time-period. The results of this testing will determine if the product in question can be certified for sale in the State of California.

"F2 realizes that to remain an industry leader, a company must persistently evolve in order to continue to meet the needs of its clients. With this in mind, we are continually applying for, and receiving, the latest in accreditations as established by some of the largest legislative and regulatory organizations in the world", said Wendy Fuster, President and CEO of F2 Labs.

With over 37 million residents, a gross state product of nearly $1.85 trillion, and the planet's 8th largest economy, California is a true international leader, and is home to some of the most progressive and influential legislation in the world pertaining to energy conservation and protecting the environment. California's Appliance Efficiency Regulations were established in 1976 in response to a legislative mandate to minimize California's energy consumption. The regulations are refreshed periodically to allow for consideration and possible incorporation of new energy efficiency technologies and techniques. The present core regulations were implemented by the Energy Commission on November 18, 2009.

The Appliance Efficiency Regulations include standards for both federally regulated appliances and non-federally regulated appliances. Twenty-three categories of appliances are contained in the scope of these regulations. These categories include everything from consumer audio/video equipment to lighting fixtures, air conditioners, pumps and heaters. The California Energy Commission selectively accepts applications and approves Testing Laboratories to certify new and existing products to ensure that they properly comply with the regulations. An approval by the Executive Director of the CEC entitles the accredited laboratory only to perform tests and issue certification for that one specific portion of the Appliance Efficiency Code. Each portion of the Appliance Efficiency Code that a Testing Laboratory wishes to test for and certify requires a separate application and approval by the CEC. For more information concerning the California Appliance Efficiency Program please visit appliances@energy.state.ca.us

Based in Damascus, MD USA, F2 Labs, an industry leader in the field of product
compliance consulting, testing and approval, is a full service product conformity assessment organization founded in 1992. F-Squared has three facilities strategically located in Maryland, North Carolina and Ohio. Accredited by A2LA to provide a variety of services, including testing/certification of products for US/Canadian Listings, FCC, Industry Canada, European CE, Australian Communication
Authority (ACA) and ATEX standards. Visit our website at: http://www.f2labs.com/


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