It’s estimated that anywhere between 25% and 50% of energy savings expected from appliance energy efficiency programs are lost due to non-compliant products, i.e. products that do not perform as claimed.
Robust compliance frameworks result in increased consumer confidence in standards and labelling policies and market transformation programs, fair competition among participating businesses, and encourage long-term investment in good product markets from governments, businesses, and consumers alike. An effective compliance framework includes proper enforcement of standards, market monitoring for label misuse, and product performance verification through testing.
CLASP partners with governments, international institutions, and other stakeholders to design and implement best-in-class compliance frameworks, with the goal of safeguarding the expected benefits of appliance energy efficiency policies and programs. CLASP creates and shares globally trusted resources on how to build and maintain robust compliance frameworks, and provides capacity building and training to policymakers, test laboratories, and other key partners.