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Energy Efficiency and Saving Energy

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

TUV Rheinland Test Mark Energy Efficiency

Our experts carry out the following audits and certifications:

  • TÜV Rheinland's "Energy Efficiency"
  • EnergyStar
  • "Blue Angel" test mark, 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

Reference Cases

pdf Reference Case: Modernization of Elevators, Ukraine 1 MB Download

Our Sustainability Initiatives

Nothing less than the future is at stake. Companies, institutions, public authorities and each and every one of us can play a positive role in shaping the path to tomorrow. We provide you with comprehensive support to ensure that you operate safely, sustainably and efficiently for many years to come.

Sustainable Consumption

Sustainable materials, products, packaging and cycles

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Sustainability Service Search

Test, evaluate, certify, and more: our sustainability services

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Sustainability Strategy 2025

Find out how we work with you to protect the future

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