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Energy Efficiency and Saving Energy

Improved Climate Protection with Energy-Saving Products

Using energy sensibly is an vital step towards climate protection. This is why consumers place great value on energy-saving and energy-efficient products. We test the energy efficiency of your consumer products - from computers to coffee machines. Our test mark "Energy Efficiency" give your customers valuable guidance - and peace of mind - as to which products they can select and purchase.

Benefits at a Glance

An internationally recognized audit and certification from TÜV Rheinland helps you:

  • Recognize energy-saving potential in your products
  • Demonstrate your high quality standards
  • Gain the lead against the competition with a neutral environment label
  • Give your customers valuable guidance when deciding which products to select
  • Take advantage of short audit times and our extensive experience

Test marks and Auditing Program

Our experts carry out the following audits and certifications:

  • TÜV Rheinland's "Energy Efficiency"
  • EnergyStar
  • "Blue Angel" test marks, for example based on RAL-UZ 78, RAL-UZ 122
  • EU flower eco-label
  • TÜV Rheinland's "Energy Efficiency" classification

Our Audits

Before issuing the eco-label, our experts carry out audits based on recognized standards and norms, including the 2009/125/EC eco-design directive and the implementation directive for energy-run products (EuP):

  • Inspection of energy consumption and efficiency of consumer products and investment products
  • Certification "Energy Efficiency" and voluntary classification
  • Conformity certification based on statutory energy requirements
  • Preparation of objective technical specifications for consumers
  • Benchmark tests

Guidelines and Directives

  • Directive (EC) No. 1275/2008: Household and office equipment
  • Directive (EC) No. 278/2009: External mains adapters
  • Directive (EC) No. 642/2009: Televisions
  • Directive (EC) No. 107/2009: Set-top boxes
  • Directive (EC) No. 244/2009: Household lighting
  • Directive (EC) No. 643/2009: Household refrigerators

Product Examples

  • Office equipment: PCs, notebooks, monitors, printers, video projectors
  • Household appliances: stoves, refrigerators, coffee machines, vacuum cleaners
  • Consumer electronics: TVs, DVD players, SAT receivers
  • Lighting: bulbs, LEDs, inductions lamps, gas discharge lamps, energy-saving lamps
  • Mains adapters
  • Machines and tools