The European Parliament session that took place on the 19th of May, 2010 approved the expansion of the energy labels for appliances as well as introducing a new deadline by when all new facilities/buildings must adopt these standards and to significantly reduces the transmission of harmful gases (the so-called Zero Emission Standards). The deadlineÂ is setÂ for
The European Parliament session that took place on the 19th of May, 2010 approved the expansion of the energy labels for appliances as well as introducing a new deadline by when all new facilities/buildings must adopt these standards and to significantly reduces the transmission of harmful gases (the so-called Zero Emission Standards).
The deadlineÂ is setÂ for 2020, which is in accordance with 20-20-20 goal ofÂ the European Union. New energy label scheme, in addition to existingÂ classifications (codes A through G), includes labels ‘+’ ‘+ +’ and’+++’Â whichÂ are intended for a more precise specification of consumer devices. TheÂ decisionÂ obliges manufacturers of household and industrial appliances/devices to
emphasize the energy labeling scheme in advertising their productsÂ labeling theÂ unit itself. Decision of the European Parliament, except devices thatÂ directlyÂ consume electricity, energy labels will have to be placed on productsÂ such asÂ windows and doors, that is, products that directly impact on energyÂ consumption. Members of the European Union have been ordered that theyÂ need toÂ adapt these laws within a period of 12 months.
TighteningÂ energyÂ efficiency standards for appliances not only includes the new labelingÂ classification,Â but includes a rigorous control for each device it is placed on. ThisÂ attitudeÂ of the European Union is the result of the research conducted by the
BritishÂ agency DEFRA, which included best-selling household appliances in theÂ UK. TheÂ results showed that only 16 of the 24 tested products deserve aÂ certification locatedÂ on the packaging of the product. In the case of compact fluorescentÂ lightÂ bulbs, only 8% of the tested deserves to retain a prominent class â€œAâ€Â certification. The UK government established a special agency to beÂ responsibleÂ for monitoring the energy certification of products, to protectÂ customers andÂ ensure proper certification of products.
EnergyÂ labelingÂ and testing of appliances is an area which is not given enough attentionÂ inÂ Bosnia and Herzegovina. The lack of a competent authority in charge ofÂ energyÂ certification will mostly affect joinery manufacturers (windows andÂ doors) thatÂ export their products into the EU, especially following the decision ofÂ theÂ European Parliament that these products should have energy labels.Â AnotherÂ consequence is that customers in BiH cannot be sure of the energyÂ labeledÂ products they buy. The safest way to check the energy certification ofÂ devicesÂ for customers in BiH is generally accepted checks through the Energy
StarÂ standards, which includes all manufacturers of electrical equipment thatÂ can beÂ found on the market. The Energis portal, to all interested parties,Â offersÂ instructions on how to check if the appliances meet the regulations ofÂ theÂ Energy Star standards. The product database that meet the Energy StarÂ standardsÂ are constantly updated and represents the best reference point when
checkingÂ the appliances power performance.