A UL Location with a Long History

Our Danish affiliate has a long history in the country. Originally established as Denmark’s Electrical Equipment Control (DEMKO) in 1928 by the Danish government, Demko was one of the founding members of the CENELEC Certification Agreement (CCA) Scheme, formed in 1977 for the mutual acceptance of test results between European countries.

Demko joined the UL family of companies in 1996. Entirely independent from any government body today, UL international Demko A/S is our UL affiliate in Denmark and the National Certification Body (NCB) in that country, as well as a CBTL, accredited by DANAK.

UL maintains a contract with the Danish Safety Council to participate in the development of both Danish and global standards on behalf of the Council.

As an NCB, our Denmark affiliate is a facilitator and key gateway to European and global market access. UL not only has responsibility for testing of electrical products to the appropriate European or International safety standards but participates actively in the development of these European and International standards. This makes our Denmark facility a key location.

An Environmentally Sustainable Building

Our state-of-the art Denmark facility achieved Silver status in 2011 from the internationally recognised green building certification system ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’ (LEED), and we are working towards receiving Gold status in the near future.

The buildings energy comes exclusively from wind turbines, and there are plans to fit the roof of the building with 140 m2 of solar cells in order to achieve Gold LEED status.

The new building utilises a number of innovative technologies to ensure energy efficiency, including motion sensors for lighting and an adaptable ventilation system based on heat recovery and heat exchange.

A large atrium in the middle of the building captures more natural light and reduces the need for artificial lighting.

One of the more innovative initiatives is the recycling of water for the tests carried out on certain products. On some tests, up to 260 gallons of water per minute can be needed, so this represents a huge potential saving of resources.

The UL team in Denmark continues to work towards their goal of environmental sustainability while maintaining a green ethos – campaigns on cycling to work, carpooling, energy-saving and recycling.