Energy efficiency of White Goods in Europe: monitoring the market with sales data
Changes and trends regarding energy efficiency, energy consumption, size and price in the markets of refrigerators, washing machines and tumble driers in the EU, France and Portugal, 2004 to 2014
Understanding the market empowers policy makers to make orderly and well informed decisions about the optimal level for new minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and Energy Label class limits, and their timing to achieve maximum effectiveness. While most economies have a system to monitor the markets of products that are[…] Plus de détails
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|Auteurs||MICHEL A, ATTALI S, BUSH E, Bush Energie GmbH|
|Public(s)||Entreprises et fédérations professionnelles|
|Thématique||Changement climatique et énergie|
|Type de document||Etude / Recherche|
|Nb. de pages||6 P + 54 P|
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Understanding the market empowers policy makers to make orderly and well informed decisions about the optimal level for new minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and Energy Label class limits, and their timing to achieve maximum effectiveness. While most economies have a system to monitor the markets of products that are covered by an Energy Label or MEPS, Europe has neither mandatory product registration nor does it monitor the markets with sales data. In the past, the lack of sound market data has lead to sup-optimal MEPS and Energy Labels in some cases, and revisions that were performed too late -leaving the policies with less effect than possible.
The objective of this white goods market monitoring project is to demonstrate the value systematic market monitoring based on sound sales data can have for Europe. At the same time the data presented here supports the on-going revisions of the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling regulations for refrigerators and washing machines. National sales data from France and Portugal support these countries in defining national strategies and campaigns to support the market transformation towards higher energy efficiency and for their input to the Energy Label and Ecodesign revision process.
The project has been conducted by ADEME(Agence française de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie) and WWF Switzerlandtogether with Topten.
Sales data for household refrigerators, washing machines and tumble driers was obtained from GfK, a professional market research company. GfK provided for each energy class(A+++ to G) sales, sales weighed average energy consumption, size, and for washing machines additionally water consumption. Specifications are based on the Energy Label declarations. The data covers the years 2004 to 2014, the EU-21, plus, separately on country level, France and Portugal. Data for Switzerland is published annually by S.A.F.E. and FEA.