Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1995
Policy Type:Information and Education>Performance Label>Endorsement label
Policy Target:Residential Appliances>Computers, Commercial/Industrial Equipment>Other
Agency:Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Established in the US in 1992, the International Energy Star programme is a voluntary product labelling programme, setting energy consumption criteria and a common logo for a wide variety of equipment, appliances and goods. The programme participant countries include the US, Japan, and the EU.

The Japanese and the U.S. programmes maintain identical product specifications, and a product satisfying the criteria in either of the countries is recognised as an Energy Star product in the other country (mutual recognition system).

Japan joined in 1995 and participates in the office equipment application, including personal computers, displays, printers, fax machines, copying machines, scanners, multifunction devices, digital printing devices, and computer servers. All of the criteria were revised in 2009, and you can check the latest standard in the above URL.

Last modified: Thu, 09 Jun 2016 12:09:23 CEST