Energy-Efficiency Labels and Standards: A Guidebook for Appliances, Equipment and Lighting

Publication Type

Report

Date Published

02/2001

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-45387

Abstract

Energy-performance improvements in consumer products are an essential element in any government's portfolio of energy-efficiency and climate change mitigation programs. Governments need to develop balanced programs, both voluntary and regulatory, that remove cost-ineffective, energy-wasting products from the marketplace and stimulate the development of cost-effective, energy-efficient technology. Energy-efficiency labels and standards for appliances, equipment, and lighting products deserve to be among the first policy tools considered by a country's energy policy makers. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Foundation (UNF) recognize the need to support policy makers in their efforts to implement energy-efficiency standards and labeling programs and have developed this guidebook, together with the Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP), as a primary reference.

Year of Publication

2001

Institution

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Pagination

237

City

Berkeley