Research & Policy

Ecova's Research & Policy experts perform innovative research that identifies new market and policy opportunities in energy efficiency and pollution prevention. Our assessments of existing and developing technologies identify new ways to save not only energy, but carbon emissions as well. We work to bring about better communication between manufacturers, retailers, utilities and government agencies in order to maximize energy savings. Our research has affected dozens of product categories, including lighting and appliances, plug loads, power supplies, data centers and consumer electronics.


Ecova’s Research and Policy team helps utilities, nonprofit organizations and government agencies develop energy efficiency policy solutions. Our Research and Policy experts conduct research to understand the potential for new or improved efficiency opportunities in the market.

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Ecova’s Research and Policy team performs the research that identifies market opportunities for energy-efficient products and services. Through rigorous testing and market research, researchers identify the simple changes necessary to make existing products more efficient, and we can determine if new products can be created to meet a higher standard of efficiency.

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ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Testing Laboratory

Ecova Laboratory, based in Durango, Colorado, is accredited by the internationally accepted standard ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories. Our laboratory provides a trained and experienced technical and competent staff, calibrated NIST traceable equipment and a robust quality assurance program providing you with the confidence of a technically competent service ensuring accurate and reliable results.

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