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The certification mark applies to energy-related products. To function as intended, energy-related products are dependent on energy input in the form of electricity, fossil fuels or energy from renewable sources.
Examples include household appliances and office equipment, heating and lighting systems. Also included in the scope are products that are dependent on energy input and intended to be incorporated into a product by end-users.
Means for transporting people and goods are excluded.
The certification mark is awarded within the framework of voluntary testing and certification.
Purpose of the mark is to show that the product concerned is tested for power consumption and energy efficiency according applicable internationally recognized standards/norms. Depending on the product also water consumption and standby/off mode power consumption is tested. Latest valid national and/or international recognized standards shall be used as test methods.
For Refrigerators it is e.g. IEC 62552, for Air conditioner e.g. ISO 5151 and EN 14511 and for television e.g. IEC 62087.
The certification mark always includes the following statements: “Energy”, “Energy efficiency”, “Power consumption”, “Production monitoring”. Depending on the scope of certification, the pictogram with the “S” symbol for “Safety” may be added.
The certification mark with the “Energy” statement is awarded to energy-related products that fulfil the energy-related criteria of TÜV SÜD Product Service.
The certified products are tested for their power consumption during use.