DoE releases energy labeling rules for appliances, lighting


THE Department of Energy (DoE) has released guidelines governing the labeling of energy-consuming products including air conditioner units, refrigerators, television (TV) sets, and lighting products.

According to a posting on its website Thursday, the DoE said the Philippine Energy Labeling Program (PELP) also details particular product requirements and codes of practice for manufacturers and sellers.

The guidelines state that sellers of cooling products, refrigerators, TVs and lighting products must list their energy efficiency ratings, monthly energy consumption, brand names, product models and power input in watts, among others.

Consumers can evaluate the energy efficiency of appliances based on their efficiency ratings and the number of stars — which are both showcased on their labels. More stars and higher ratings translate to more savings for consumers, the DoE said.

The department also gave more details about how companies can register for the PELP. — Angelica Y. Yang