National Top-Runner-Initiative

Last updated: 13 August 2019

The National Top Runner Initiative (NTRI) of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) wants to support the market penetration of energy-efficient, high-quality appliances and motivate consumers to switch to particularly economical appliances. Energy efficiency should thus become the top criterion for purchasing decisions. In addition, NTRI, as an initiative of the BMWi, wants to raise awareness of the energy-saving use of household appliances and consumer electronics in everyday life. This reduces energy consumption and contributes to the energy transition.

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End uses covered
  • Building end-uses
  • Appliances
  • Refrigeration
  • Cooking
  • Clothes washing
  • Dish washing