Testing appliances for energy consumption – good practice

Can we trust the information published on the energy label? Who decides about the specific figures placed on the label? Who verifies that information? How  and how often are models selected for  compliance checking? How should this be done ideally?

Please, find below a description of good practice on appliance testing and a collection of recent best practice. The document available for download below contains a short summary on how the appliance tests should be carried out formally (in terms of frequency, proper test methods and organisation). The paper does not only focus primarily on the technological aspects of appliance testing, but also on organisational and administration issues of how the tests should be carried out and what their consequences should be.

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Appliance testing procedures and good practice
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Description of how the appliances should be tested to compare energy consumption with the one declared on the energy label


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