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Singapore Budget 2014: Revised energy labelling scheme for home appliances

Published on Mar 11, 2014 2:01 PM
 
Current energy label. Under the National Environment Agency's (NEA) revised Mandatory Energy Labelling Scheme, appliances will be given a rating of between one and five ticks - with five ticks indicating the most efficient models, and one tick, the least.  -- FILE PHOTO: NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

Shopping for greener home appliances such as air-conditioners, refrigerators and clothes dryers will become easier from September 1, when revised energy labels are rolled out.

Under the National Environment Agency's (NEA) revised Mandatory Energy Labelling Scheme, appliances will be given a rating of between one and five ticks - with five ticks indicating the most efficient models, and one tick, the least.

They will also carry energy labels with estimated annual energy cost and energy consumption information.

This compares to the existing tick rating system, which gives appliances a rating of between zero and four ticks - with four indicating that the appliances is among the best in its class for energy efficiency.

 
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