MEPS and Labelling for Refrigerator: TCVN 7828: 2013 (applied by 78/2013/QD-TTg)

Last updated: 4 November 2019

This standard is adopted based on the title year, but only takes effect in the market based on the following laws:

    • Decision 51/2011/QD-TTg & Decision 03/2013/QD-TTg stipulates the list of equipment subject to energy labelling program, application of MEPS and the roadmap.
          1. For home appliances group: As of January 1, 2014, it is not allowed to import and produce devices with energy efficiency below the minimum energy efficiency.
          2. For industrial equipment, office equipment and commercial equipment: From January 1, 2015, it is not allowed to import and produce equipment with energy efficiency levels below the minimum energy efficiency.
          3. For round light products (incandescent lamps): From January 1, 2013, it is forbidden to import, produce and circulate lamps with a capacity of greater than 60 W.
    • Decision 78/2013/QD-TTg, stipulates the list of equipment and roadmap for rejecting lower than MEPS appliance/equipment
          1. For household appliances and industrial equipment: From January 1, 2015, it is not allowed to import and produce equipment with energy efficiency levels below the minimum energy efficiency.

Promulgated 25 December 2013.

MEPS is calculated based on the equation below:

Fridge  E-max = 0.302 * V-adj + 386

Freezer  E-max = 0.451 * V-adj + 515

E-max in max power consumption in a year (kWh/yr)

V-adj converted volume in Liters

See reference for V-adj

MEPS is R 1.0

Comparative labelling is based on energy efficiency index, R

R = E-max / E-year

E-year is annual electricity consumption in kWh/yr

1-star: R 1.0

2-star: 1.0 < R 1.2

3-star: 1.2 < R 1.4

4-star: 1.4 < R 1.6

5-star:  R > 1.6

National standard TCVN 7828: 2013 on refrigerators, freezers - Energy efficiency has been replaced by National standard TCVN 7828: 2016 on refrigerators and freezers - Energy efficiency.

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End uses covered
  • Appliances
  • Refrigeration