Technical Support to Energy Efficiency standards and labeling in India


To provide technical expertise to S&L in India, via Bureau of Energy Efficiency, for refrigerators, air conditioners, and consumer electronics resulting in increased consumer awareness and sales of energy efficiency products.

Main Activities

  • Support BEE's S&L programme;
  • Collect, analyse and disseminate impacts for median product electricity; energy use; CO2 emissions; change in consumer awareness; sales of energy efficient models; and international benchmarking;
  • Prepare outreach materials explaining labeling and train NGO partners to publicly distribute and track dissemination;
  • Develop endorsement label design (for consumer electronics) through qualitative market research with consumers and other stakeholders;
  • The anticipated total CO2 emissions saved in India from S&L for the products in these is expected to be 400 Million tCO2e.

Expected Impact

  • Improved capacity of BEE to develop and implement S&L programmes;
  • Improved capacity of BEE to deliver and assess consumer awareness and outreach programmes;
  • Quantification of impacts to support energy efficiency policy decisions;
  • Improved programme implementation through a credible feedback mechanism on impacts;
  • More effective outreach to the public through a network of NGOs;
  • Greater public awareness of energy information labeling;
  • Strengthening of the NGOs capacity in delivering energy efficiency messages to consumers;
  • Labeling for consumer electronics -a product category with significant impact on India's future energy demand.
Programme sector: 

Energy Efficiency (EE) (Policy&Regulation)

Stage of project: 





2007 - 2009


€ 1,071,000 including co-funding from Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) India, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US Department of State (DoS)

Implementing agency: 

Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP)

REEEP grant funded by:

United Kingdom