Energy Labelling – guides for national authorities

Guides for national authorities
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The EPEE Experience With Market Surveillance on HVAC Equipment in Europe

Falling under the competency of the Member States, the level and effectiveness of market surveillance varies widely among Member States. EPEE’s experience with national market surveillance confirms that consistently applied market surveillance for all EU legislation must be a priority for the European Commission. The document summarises the discrepancies in the level and efficiency of market surveillance throughout the EU.

March 2012
Monitoring, Verification and Enforcement - Improving compliance within equipment energy efficiency programmes
International Energy Agency 

The Policy Pathway series is designed to guide policy makers on the essential steps in implementing policies from the 25 IEA Energy Efficiency Recommendations. This specific pathway aims to provide clear guidance to policy makers and relevant stakeholders on best practice compliance (through monitoring, verification  and enforcement [MVE]) in end-use appliance and equipment standards and labelling (S&L) programmes. (4.5MB)

A Practitioner's Guidebook on Best Practice Monitoring, Verification, and Enforcement for Appliance Standards & Labelling
Mark Ellis & Associates (in Partnership with CLASP) 

Complete guidebook for developing government strategy to design, implement and evaluate a national programme for product energy efficiency labelling and minimum standards. (4.2MB)

September 2010
Recommendations for an EU conformity assessment methodology
ADEME within the Atlete project 

The Atlete project survey results led to identify challenges or weaknesses experienced either at a European level, or in some Member States according to their national features. Furthermore, suggestions for improvement can be drawn following each of these challenges and are here distinguished among perspectives related to retailers and manufacturers compliance. They reflect the authors' point of view, but were nourished by answers and proposals discussed with interviewed representatives. They should also be analysed in the framework of EU policies introduced by the Directives on energy labelling and Ecodesign, their respective evolution and by Regulation 765/2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products (entering into force on 1 January 2010). (240kB)

June 2010
A Survey of Monitoring, Verification and Enforcement Regimes and Activities in selected countries
Mark Ellis & Associates (in Partnership with CLASP) 

The study described in this paper focuses on the potential to improve the outcomes of S&L programs through ensuring that products within the scope of S&L programs adhere to the stated rules of these programs. This subject is often referred to as 'compliance' although it can also be broken down in a number of processes involving monitoring, verification and enforcement (MV&E). (1.7MB)

June 2010
Policies that Work – Introducing Energy Efficiency Standards and Labels for Appliances and Equipment
Energy Charter Secretariat 

Not all countries have yet implemented standards and labels. In part, this is due to a lack of awareness and capacities, since these programmes require particular skills and knowledge. The report also identifies steps that countries might take to set up such programmes, including awareness raising, capacity building and international cooperation. Based on global experience, key factors to success are identified. (2.4MB)

A Standards & Labeling Guidebook for Appliances, Equipment, and Lighting (2nd Edition)
Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP) 

This guidebook is designed as a manual for government officials and others around the world responsible for developing, implementing, enforcing, monitoring, and maintaining labeling and standardssetting programs. It discusses the pros and cons of adopting energy-efficiency labels and standards and describes the data, facilities, and institutional and human resources needed for these programs. It provides guidance on the design, development, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the programs and on the design of the labels and standards themselves. In addition, it directs the reader to references and other resources likely to be useful in conducting the activities described and includes a chapter on energy policies and programs that complement appliance efficiency labels and standards. (3.6MB)

March 2005