American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
A Department of Transportation (DOT) organization that publishes standards. Most DOTs use AASHTO standards. AASHTO 1994 considers wind speed with a 1.3 gust factor and ASHTO 2010 uses wind speed with 3 second gusts (primarily for Florida).
American National Standards Institute
A not-for-profit organization that generates voluntary product performance standards in the US. These standards ensure the characteristics and performance of products are consistent, that people use the same definitions and terms and that products are tested the same way.
American Society of Civil Engineers
The largest professional civil engineering network worldwide. ASCE has an active membership of more than 150,000 civil engineers and is an authoritative source for codes and standards.
American Welding Society
A not-for-profit organization with a global mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes. Best known for its code and certification procedures, the AWS provides industry standards for welding and joining of plastics, metals and other materials.
Canadian Standards Association
The CSA Group publishes standards and provides training and advisory services in 57 areas. They promote efficient and effective standardization in Canada.
The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) is hosted and managed by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP). The DLC is a voluntary program that applies only to LED/SSL commercial lighting products that are not included in the Energy Star® program.
Edison Testing Laboratories Listed
The ETL Listed Mark is proof of product compliance to North American safety standards. ETL listed products have been independently tested by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
International Electrotechnical Commission
The IEC prepares and publicizes the International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NEMA is an organization developed to form the technical standards for the manufacturing of electrical equipment. While NEMA does not actually test products, it establishes the performance criteria.
National Electric Safety Code
The NESC sets the ground rules and guidelines for practical safeguarding of workers and the public during installation, operation and maintenance of electric supply, communication lines and associated equipment.
Underwriters Laboratories is an independent, not-for-profit global safety consulting and certification company that performs safety tasting. Aside from safety and quality testing, UL offers educational materials to consumers and works to strengthen safety systems throughout the world.