Over 120 countries have adopted, or are developing, labels to indicate the energy efficiency of energy using equipment and appliances to consumers. The schemes that stimulate the greatest shift towards higher efficiency products are those which follow good practices in the energy label design, amongst other policy measures. This guide aims to distil that experience to inform policymakers and programme managers who are engaged in the development of such schemes and to support their deliberative processes. The contents complement other U4E guides on market transformation, indicating how and why to set labelling categories, building on the three thresholds included in U4E’s Model Regulation Guidelines. Although it focusses on cooling products, the principles of this guide are also relevant to energy labelling for other energy using appliances.
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