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Collaborating to bring building energy labelling to Canada

Energy Saving Trust – which administers central parts of Scotland’s Energy Performance Certificate programme – is collaborating with Natural Resources Canada as Canadian jurisdictions work towards introducing new building energy labelling schemes. Our work together is being supported by the British...

Submitted by David Weatherall on Tue, 07/11/2017 - 13:37

07/11/2017

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Home electrical appliances using more energy than stated

• Tests need to keep up-to-date with product advancements • In-home monitoring recommended to give real life electricity consumption • Call for consumer awareness campaign A new European study has indicated that some home appliances may be using considerably more energy than stated on their label...

Submitted by StewMuir on Thu, 22/06/2017 - 15:29

22/06/2017

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Europe’s new, old energy label

• A-G product labels to return • The end is nigh for '+++' ratings • Opportunity for innovation - but issues to iron out It’s out with the new, in with the old for eco labelling. The European energy label is reverting back to its original A-G format, saying goodbye to its three pluses for good...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 13/04/2017 - 15:47

13/04/2017

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Eco design heating regulations – Q&A with Stewart Muir

New regulations have just come into force for home heating systems, including the ubiquitous boiler. These systems will have to meet news standards and display their energy efficiency on a label. Our compliance expert Stewart Muir talks about what the new rules mean for homeowners, ‘sexy...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 30/09/2015 - 14:01

30/09/2015

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More must be done to nudge consumers towards efficient appliances

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and department store John Lewis have just reported the results of a trial around in-store behavioural ‘nudges’ aimed at encouraging the purchase of the most energy efficient washers, dryers and washer-dryers in class. The trial compared stores...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 12/09/2014 - 08:45

12/09/2014

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The 101 of the MarketWatch lab test programme

Tom Lock, Certification Manager at the Energy Saving Trust, discusses the next stage of the MarketWatch programme and reveals the products that will be tested. We recently announced the results of our shopper visits across Europe as part of the MarketWatch programme , revealing that online...

Submitted by Tom Lock on Thu, 14/08/2014 - 09:00

14/08/2014

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Making product energy claims stick

As part of a drive to stop misleading energy claims, we’re about to crank up the surveillance on goods that consume gas and electricity in the UK and beyond. We also aim to increase compliance to Europe-wide standards. Think of us as energy-saving mystery shoppers - one of 16 organisations across...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 18/02/2014 - 08:45

18/02/2014

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Putting product energy saving claims to the test

At a time of increased awareness towards sustainability issues and rising energy bills, more and more people are starting to factor the energy saving capabilities of products into their purchasing decisions. In fact Energy Saving Trust figures indicate that the UK alone could save nearly £970...

Submitted by Tom Lock on Thu, 05/12/2013 - 09:00

05/12/2013

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