EnerGuide for Appliances and Equipment

Last updated: 5 November 2017
Since 1978, the EnerGuide for Equipment labelling programme - a complement to the minimum efficiency standards - has attempted to stimulate consumer awareness and to influence purchasing decisions. It covers household appliances and air conditioners. This labelling scheme is mandatory for new products and gives a comparative assessment of energy efficiency and energy consumption for a range of appliances on the market. It is supported through directories for consumers, information and education campaigns, and training for retail sales staff. A voluntary Window Labelling Program (rating and labelling) similar to EnerGuide for Equipment is administered by an association of manufacturers.
An appliance mandatory EnerGuide label shows the model type and its annual energy consumption in kWh. It also uses a pointer to show where that value falls on a scale of energy efficiency for similar models. Use this value and scale to compare appliances.

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End uses covered
  • Building end-uses
  • Building systems
  • Space heating
  • Space cooling
  • Appliances
  • Cooking
  • Plug loads