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Energy Efficiency

Standards & Labels

Energy Eficiency

What Are Standards & Labeling Programs?


Standards Drive Inappropriate Products from the Market

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  • By setting minimum energy performance levels, standards:

    • Raise the average efficiency of products on the market
    • Reduce energy costs
    • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
    • Protect consumers
    • Improve the overall efficacy and competitiveness of the marketplace

Labels Inform Smart Choices on the Best Products

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  • To help the best products stand out, labels:

    • Recognize and reward best products
    • Describe product performance
    • Drive competition and innovation

CLASP Supports the Development of Standards & Labels that....

  • benefit everyone

    Benefit Everyone

    Standards and labels reduce carbon emissions, protect the environment, and increase access to electricity.

  • Save energy

    Save Energy

    Standards and labels increase appliance efficiency – saving families time and money.

  • Drive

    Drive Innovation

    Standards and labels accelerate markets toward more secure, reliable, and efficient products.

Resources & Tools

CLASP’s innovative tools empower global leaders to reshape and improve global markets.
  • Guide

    Get Our Guidebook

    CLASP’s S&L Guidebook is the go-to manual for policymakers and others looking to learn about or set-up an S&L program.

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  • Policy

    Search Policies

    CLASP’s Global Database allows policymakers, appliance energy efficiency experts, and others to compare policies and regulations across countries and products.

    Browse the S&L Database
  • Report

    Download Reports

    CLASP has a wealth of S&L studies and reports that are available for download.

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Potential of Energy Efficiency Standards & Labels


Technical Potential of Standards & Labels

If all new appliances and equipment sold in major economies used the most energy efficient technologies available on the market, the energy saved each year by 2030 would equal nearly 16 exajoules – more than 20% of global electricity demand in 2014.

Energy Saved by Today’s Standards & Labels

Current appliance and equipment standards in SEAD economies already have tremendous impact. By 2030, they will save the equivalent of 243 500 MW power plants – more than Africa’s total electricity consumption in 2014.

Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Standards & Labeling is a Key Driver of Energy Efficiency

  • Expand Product Coverage

    Standards and Labeling policies can grow and expand to cover more products in more countries around the world.

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  • Improve Policy Stringency

    Policymakers can use CLASP knowledge to create more stringent, efficiency-focused policies that are up-to-date with the latest energy saving technology.

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  • Accelerate the Market Transformation

    CLASP supports complementary policies that stimulate the market for highly efficient products.

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75+ Countries Participate in Standards & Labels

Select any point to view a country’s Standards and Labeling policies.

Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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United Arab Emirates

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    By improving the energy efficiency of appliances, we can save money, reduce carbon pollution, and increase energy security.
    Dr. Steven Chu,
    Former U.S. Energy Secretary
  • Ambassador William C. Ramsay
    Standards save far more than could be saved by any other efficiency policy at low costs to consumers and society.
    Ambassador William C. Ramsay,
    Deputy Executive Director of the IEA
  • US Energy Star

    The Energy Star logo is recognized internationally as a mark of energy efficiency. The program has saved US consumers $34 billion on their utility bills and saved over 2,000 metric tons of CO2.

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  • US$3bn

    Energy bill savings in Mexico due to minimum energy performance standards for refrigerators and air conditioners implemented in 2000

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Latest Resources

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