22/01/2020

Compact and helpful: the energy label

Compact and helpful: the energy label

Source: BAM

Project period

01/01/2016 - 30/04/2022

Project type

Interdisciplinary project

Project status

Current

Description

NAPE -Support for Market Surveillance investigates test methods for the energy label. This is intended to support market surveillance, create more transparency and increase consumer confidence in energy efficiency labelling. NAPE means "National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency" of the Federal Government.

Location

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

Support for Market Surveillance - NAPE

Support for Market Surveillance - NAPE

Source: BAM

Objective

The energy efficiency of products in Europe, regulated by the Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC) and the Framework Regulation on Energy Labelling (EU) 2017/1369, is indicated on the energy label.
Standardised measuring methods are used to determine the product information on the energy label.
BAM activities focus on the examination of test methods to improve reliability of product tests and to ensure independent testing by market surveillance.

For this purpose, BAM coordinates and evaluates round robin tests and cooperates with external specialists. Optimisation proposals based on the results of the tests are brought into the relevant standardization committees to improve test standards.

Partners and funding institutions

The project implements a measure of the "National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency" (NAPE) of the Federal government.

BAM cooperates with independent accredited testing institutes.


Publications

Fixing Efficiency Values by Unfixing Compressor Speed: Dynamic Test Method for Heat Pumps
Seasonal cooling performance of air conditioners: The importance of independent test procedures used for MEPS and labels
Cost analysis of screening methods to find non-compliant models using the example of tumble dryers

Proposal for the revision of the harmonised test standard EN 14825:2016

Test guideline for dynamic performance testing and calculation of the seasonal coefficient of performance (Air conditioners)
Test guideline for dynamic performance testing and calculation of the seasonal coefficient of performance (Heat pumps)

Test guideline for load-based performance testing and calculation of the seasonal performance (Air conditioners)
Test guideline for load-based performance testing and calculation of the seasonal performance (Heat pumps)