Standards and Labeling programme
This topic provides information about Standards & Labeling programme of BEE.
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency initiated the Standards & Labeling programme for equipment and appliances in 2006 to provide the consumer an informed choice about the energy saving and thereby the cost saving potential of the relevant marketed product. The energy efficiency labeling programs under BEE are intended to reduce the energy consumption of appliance without diminishing the services it provides to consumers.
The scheme is invoked for 21 equipment/appliances including 10 for which it is mandatory. The other appliances are presently under voluntary labeling phase. The estimated savings from these labeling programmes have been about 12000 MW since 2007.
Products notified under mandatory appliance
As on May 2018, the following products have been notified under mandatory labeling.
- Frost Free (No-Frost) Refrigerator
- Tubular Fluorescent Lamps
- Room Air Conditioners
- Distribution Transformers
- Room Air Conditioners (Cassette, Floor Standing Tower, Ceiling, Corner AC)
- Direct Cool Refrigerator
- Electric Geysers
- Color TV
- Room Air Conditioners (Inverter type)
- LED lamps
Products under voluntary labelling
As on April 2019, the following products have been notified under voluntary labeling.
- Induction Motors
- Agricultural pump sets
- Ceiling fans
- Domestic Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Stoves
- Washing machine (This programme is under abeyance)
- Computer (Notebook/Laptops)
- Ballast (Electronic/Magnetic)
- Office equipment's (Printer, Copier, Scanner, MFD's)
- Diesel Engine Driven Monoset Pumps for Agricultural Purposes
- Solid State Inventor
- Diesel Generator
- Microwave Ovens
Source : Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Mobile app on "Star rating"
The ‘Star Rating’ is linked to the Standards and Labelling database and provides the user a platform to compare personalized energy saving devices across the same class and get a real-time feedback from consumers and other stakeholders so they can make an informed purchase decision. Apart from being a one-stop solution for customers, it’s also a valuable tool for policy makers to access the accumulated data and analyse the feedback of the market at any given point in time. The app can be downloaded from the play store of any android and iOS operated smart phones.
To download the mobile app, click here.Source : PIB