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Korea’s Energy Labels & Standards

  

   

  

22 August 2006

   

   

  -         Energy Efficiency Labeling and Standard Program (including MEPS)

  -         High-efficiency Appliance Certification Program

  -         e-Standby Program

   

  

  http : www.mocie.go.kr

  

  http : www.ats.go.kr

  

  http : www.kemco.or.kr

   

  

1. Energy Efficiency Labeling & Standard Program

  (including MEPS)

   

  Program Introduction

   

  The purpose of the Energy Efficiency Labeling program is to save energy by enabling consumers to identify high efficiency energy saving type products easily and accordingly encourage manufacturers (importers) to produce and sell energy saving products from the outset. By making the labeling and application of MEPS mandatory, the program enables consumers to identify energy saving products.

  

   

  - Mandatory indication of the energy efficiency grade from the 1st to 5th grade.

  - Production and sales of those products that fall below the 5thgrade will be prohibited. (Applying MEPS).

   

  Target products

   

  The categories of product included in the Energy Efficiency Labeling Programs are 18 items;

   

  - Refrigerators

  - Freezers

  - Kimchi Refrigerators

  - Air Conditioners

  - Washing Machines

  - Drum Washing Machines

  - Dish Washers

  - Dish Driers

  - Hot and Cold Water Dispensers

  - Rice Cookers

  - Vacuum Cleaners

  - Electric Fans

  - Incandescent Bulbs

  - Fluorescent Lamps

  - Ballasts for Fluorescent Lamp

  - Compact Fluorescent Lamps

  - Domestic Gas Boilers

  - Automobiles

   

  Legal basis

   

  Based on article 17 (Designation of machinery and materials subject to efficiency management, etc.) and article 18 (Post Management of Machinery and Materials Subject to Efficiency Management) of“Rational Energy Utilization Act”.

   

  - “Regulation on machinery and materials subject to efficiency management” (Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy notification).

  - “Regulation on energy efficiency labeling of automobiles” (Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy notification).

   

  Program operating organization

   

  Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO), delegated by Ministry of Commerce Industry & Energy (MOCIE), operates the program in partnership with500 manufacturers. About 12,000 models are registered.

  

  2. High-efficiency Appliance Certification Program

   

  Program Introduction

   

  The purpose of the High-efficiency Appliances Certification Program is to single out those products that perform above the certain standards. Certified products may bear the High-efficiency Equipment Label and certificates are also issued.

  

   

  Target products

   

  The categories of product included in the High-efficiency Appliances Certification Programs are 34 items;

   

  - Three Phase Electric Motors

  - 26mm 32W Fluorescent Lamps

  - Ballasts for 26mm 32W Fluorescent Lamp

  - Self-ballasted Lamps

  - Reflectors for Fluorescent Lamps

  - Sensor Lighting Equipments

  - Heat Recovery Ventilators

  - Windows

  - Water Coolers

  - Pumps

  - Uninterruptible Power Systems

  - Industrial Gas Boilers

  - Domestic Gas Boilers

  - Power Transformers

  - Vending Machines

  - T-5 Fluorescent Lamps

  - Electronic Ballast for Metal Halide Lamp

  - Electronic Ballast for Natrium Lamp

  - Inverters

  - Auto Thermostatic Valves For Heating

  - LED Traffic Lights

  - Multi-function Type Switchgear Systems

  - Direct-fired Absorption Chillers-heaters

  - Single Phase Motors

  - Ventilation Fans

  - Centrifugal Blowers

  - Ballasts for 16mm Fluorescent Lamps

  - Metal-halide Lamps

  - Reflectors for HID Lamps

  - Motor Pumps for Aeration

  - Ballasts for FPL 32W Compact Fluorescent Lamps

  - FPL 32W Compact Fluorescent Lamps

  - Oil Burning Water Boilers

  - Industrial Oil Boilers

   

   

  Legal basis

   

  “High Energy Efficiency Appliance Certification Program Application Regulation” (Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy Notification) based on Article 13, of “Rational Energy Utilization Act”.

   

  Program operating organization

   

  Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO), delegated by Ministry of Commerce Industry & Energy (MOCIE), operates the program in partnership with400 manufacturers. About 3,000 models are registered.

  

  3. e-Standby Program

   

  Program Introduction

   

  It is a core program to reduce standby power below 1 W. An energy saving mark (it’s nickname is “Energy Boy”) is labeled on those consumers’ electronic appliance and office equipment with high potential for reduction of standby power, and which satisfy the standby power reduction standards set by the government. Based on a voluntary agreement, manufacturers are able to participate in the program by adopting an advanced system of self-certification.  Products with the Energy Boy label are provided with numerous incentives and qualify for purchase priority in public procurement processes and mandatory use of energy saving products by public organizations.

  

   

  Target products

   

  The categories of product included in the e-Standby Programs are 20 items;

   

  - Computers

  - Monitors

  - Printers

  - Fax Machines

  - Copiers

  - Scanners

  - Multi-function Devices

  - Energy Saving & Controlling Devices

  - Televisions

  - Video Cassette Recorders

  - Home Audio Products

  - DVD Players

  - Microwave Ovens

  - Battery Chargers for Mobil Phone

  - Set-top Boxes

  - External Power Adaptors

  - Door Phones

  - Cord/Cordless Phones

  - Radios

  - Bidets

   

   

  Legal basis

   

  “e-Standby Program Application Regulation” (Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy Notification) based on Article 13, of “Rational Energy Utilization Act”.

   

   

  Program operating organization

   

  Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO), delegated by Ministry of Commerce Industry & Energy (MOCIE), operates the program under the partnership with100 electronic manufacturers. About 3,000 models are registered.