BEE Star Labeling Scheme for Appliances
Launched by the BEE, it sets energy performance standards for refrigerators, air conditioners, motors and other appliances. Labeled products have been on the market since 2006. In a move to manage energy demand, the BEE made star rating for energy efficiency mandatory for a host of electrical appliances from September 20, 2008. The implementation of this mandate has resulted in increased adoption of energy efficiency amongst end users and the industry.
The scheme is currently applicable to room air conditioner, ceiling fan, colour television, computer, direct cool refrigerator, distribution transformer, domestic gas stove, frost free refrigerator, general purpose industrial motor, mono set pump, open well submersible pump set, stationary type water heater, submersible pump set, TFL, ballast, solid state inverter, office automation products, diesel engine driven monoset pumps for agricultural purposes, diesel generator set, led lamps, and inverter AC.
BEE Star Labeling Program for Existing Buildings
A voluntary public disclosure of performance wherein energy efficiency of buildings is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 star rated buildings being the most efficient. Commercial buildings like offices, hotels, hospitals, IT parks and retails malls are under the scope of this program by Bureau of Energy Efficiency. Conditioned and non-conditioned buildings are treated as spate categories as are buildings in different climatic zones. Metric of rating buildings is the energy performance index or EPI. Public display of the performance of these buildings is bound to increase their rental and brand value, and in turn, encourage more building owners to apply for the label.