According to the 2014 Brunei's "Energy White Paper" developing Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling was seen as a key upcoming policy to Ensure Safe, Secure, Reliable and Efficient Supply and Use of Energy. This was supposed to be achieved through:
- Establishing legal framework for energy efficiency standards.
- Setting up minimum energy efficiency standards for air conditioners in the first phase, followed by refrigerators, lightings and other appliances in the subsequent phases.
- Designing the types of energy efficiency indicators and rating scale to be adopted for each appliance.
- Introducing energy labelling for selected electrical appliances
Minimum energy performance standards were then developed for non inverter type and single phase air conditioners.