Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2013
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards>Product standards
Policy Target:Buildings>Building Type>Residential
Agency:Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Legal References:Act on the Rational Use of Energy (Energy Conservation Act)

The Top Runner Program is a mandatory standard program based on the Energy Conservation Act targeting manufacturers and importers of energy-consuming products. Energy efficiency of construction material has been recognized as the important measure to facilitate energy efficiency in housing and construction sector, and under this circumstance, there was an amendment to the Act to newly target construction materials such as window (sash and multi-layered glass), on Nov. 2015, and  insulation material on Dec. 2015.

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