Assessment of Brazil’s Labeling Program for Air Conditioners
- [ENG] 2019 Assessment of Brazil’s Labeling Program for Air Conditioners
- [POR] 2019 Avaliação do Programa Brasileiro de Etiquetagem para Ar-condicionado
Fill out the form below to activate file downloads
You can now download the files related to this report above.
Energy labeling is a critical component of effective appliance energy efficiency policy. While minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) remove the least-efficient products from the market, energy labels drive product markets to higher efficiency by:
- Allowing consumers to make informed purchasing decisions by differentiating high efficiency products from average and low efficiency products;
- Incentivizing the production of more efficient products by helping manufactures market their high efficiency products, as labels provide unbiased evidence that products are more efficient; and
- Providing the foundation for market transformation programs by allowing policymakers to easily identify high efficiency products to target for bulk purchasing, financing, and incentives.
In Brazil, the efficiency levels of air conditioners (ACs) on the market have been noticeably shaped by two labels: the comparative label from the Brazilian Labeling Program and the Selo PROCEL endorsement label. Assessment of Brazil’s Labeling Program for Air Conditioners presents an in-depth analysis of the two labeling programs for ACs in Brazil. Building from the analysis, the report further identifies opportunities to advance energy efficiency in Brazil by integrating international best practices in appliance and product labeling programs. Best practices are drawn from case studies from the European Union, India, China, Vietnam and Thailand.
The Brazilian Labeling Program and Selo PROCEL are well placed to move the Brazilian AC market to high efficiency products; they are well-understood and recognized by consumers and they clearly influence AC manufacturers’ product design. Increasing the stringency of both labels’ requirements will realize this potential and meaningfully improve the efficiency of ACs sold in Brazil.
The report is available in English and Portuguese.
You may like this additional Labeling research
Revising the Brazilian Labeling Program for Refrigerators: Lessons from the European Union and Thailand
Brazil's INMETRO is currently considering modifications to the National Label for Energy Conservation (ENCE) for refrigerators. CLASP studies the experiences of the European Union (EU) and Thailand in including additional labeling categories and provides key insights.
Development of Efficiency Policy for Ultra High Definition Televisions in India
The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and CLASP worked with Environmental Design Solutions (EDS) to make a comprehensive assessment of the Indian UHD television market through primary and secondary research to formulate a comparative energy efficiency labeling standard for UHD televisions.
India Air Compressor Policy Report
CLASP worked with PwC India to conduct comprehensive technology and market assessments for air compressors in India, to inform efficiency standards development and a labeling program. Using both surveys and in-person interviews of manufacturers and their associations, we examined the air compressor market in order to understand product segmentation, projected growth rates, and prevalent technologies.
Transitional Test Method for Ecodesign and Energy Labelling requirements for Electronic Displays
Transitional Test Method sets out a measurement methodology that can be freely used by manufacturers and importers of electronic displays to assess compliance with two recent European regulations.
A Study on the Feasibility of Ecolabeling in India
Recognizing the need to factor in overall environmental footprint associated with products and encourage the penetration of environmentally-friendly products in the market, this study assess the feasibility of developing a comprehensive ecolabeling program in India, and focuses on its applicability on cooling appliances
Vietnam Room Air Conditioner Market Assessment and Policy Options Analysis
CLASP, in collaboration with the Ecology and Environment Institute (EEI), conducted a comprehensive characterization of the room air conditioner market in Vietnam and analyzed impacts from various policy scenarios. The report provides the technical evidence to support a revision of Vietnam's MEPS and energy labeling ratings for ACs.