Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2006
Policy Type:Information and Education
Policy Target:
Agency:Federal Public Service Health, Food chain Safety and Environment Directorate-general for Environment (DG5) - Climate Change Section + Department of Product Policy and Chemical Substances
URL: /

The website is a sophisticated but handsome internet-based CO2 calculator, allowing:

1. to evaluate the energy performance of existing appliances/products at home, giving personalized advice on replacement or better use

2. to make a “wise” personal selection of new appliances/products amongst all the ones available on the Belgian market. It calculates not only the CO2 emissions and financial cost, but also the yearly savings and the payback time, whilst taking into account personal selection criteria, personal behavior, specific parameters (energy price, mean outside temperature of the region,…)  and most fiscal incentives and subsidies.

By the end of 2017, 11 product modules were available dealing with household electro (washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, and freezer), multimedia (televisions), the building (windows, roof insulation, wall insulation, and lighting) and cars.

In the car module, an “electronic CO2-guide” for all new cars being sold in Belgium can be found. This sub-site allows the visitor to quickly find the CO2-emissions, the CO2-category, the fuel consumption or the power in kW of all new models available on the market. It provides several handsome search functions (by make/model, car type, fuel type, max. CO2-emission,) or simply lists the 20 ‘best choices’. An energy guzzlers campaign is drawing the attention of the large public on the existence of these websites.

Last modified: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:25:12 CET