Energy labelling of electrical household appliances

Showcase project. Technical Support and Management of Public Programmes

Project description

In 2006, through the signing of two agreements with ANFEL (the National Association of Manufacturers and Importers of White Goods) and ANGED (the National Association of Large Distribution Companies), IDAE developed and maintained a database of the most efficient household appliances, which served as a guide for the Autonomous Communities in the implementation of their Renove Plans, as well as being a tool for informing the public at a time when energy labelling was not yet sufficiently known.

Likewise, in 2006, through the signing of an agreement with AFEC (Association of Air Conditioning Equipment Manufacturers), IDAE developed and maintained a database of high energy efficiency air conditioning equipment of less than 12kW, the most widely used in domestic environments, which also served as a guide for the Autonomous Communities in the implementation of their renovation plans, and as a source of reference for the general public.

What’s more, since the same year and through the signing of an agreement with FEGECA (National Association of Manufacturers of Heat Generators), IDAE has developed and carried out the maintenance of a database of boilers according to their energy labelling and performance, which became a source of information for citizens buying a boiler of less than 24 kW, the most common in domestic heating.

Results

The application to subsidy programmes of selection criteria for electrical household appliances and air conditioning equipment based on energy labelling, has enabled the message about the energy efficiency of such equipment to reach a wide audience.

In the IDAE database, there are now more than 3,930 air conditioning units, more than 8,000 electrical household appliances and more than 2,290 boilers.

The objective of this initiative was to convert the comparative energy label into a purchase criterion for the buyer, an aspect recognised as optional by RD 124/1994 of 28 January, which regulates the labelling and Directive 92/75/CEE.

Etiquetado energético de electrodomésticos. Detalle del frontal de una lavadora AA+
Etiquetado energético de electrodomésticos. Etiqueta energética