Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme

To further facilitate the public in choosing energy efficient appliances and raise public awareness on energy saving, the Government has introduced a mandatory Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme (EELS) through the Energy Efficiency (Labelling of Products) Ordinance. Here you can learn more about the scheme, the types of products it covers, and about the record of listed models.

The Energy Efficiency (Labelling of Products) Ordinance

The Energy Efficiency (Labelling of Products) Ordinance, Cap. 598, (hereinafter cited as the "Ordinance") was published in the Gazette on 9 May 2008. Under the Ordinance, a prescribed product being supplied by a manufacturer or importer shall be a listed model having a reference number assigned in his name by the Electrical & Mechanical Services Department and bears an energy label that complies with the specified requirement. A person who is not a manufacturer or importer of a prescribed product, for example a retailer or wholesaler, shall ensure that a prescribed product being supplied by him/her is a listed model with a reference number and bears an energy label. 

The initial phase of the MEELS covers three types of prescribed products, namely room air conditioners, refrigerating appliances and compact fluorescent lamps, and has been fully implemented since 9 November 2009. The second phase of the MEELS extends the coverage to two more electrical appliances, namely washing machines and dehumidifiers, and has been fully implemented since 19 September 2011.

The third phase of MEELS further extends the coverage to three additional types of electrical products, namely televisions, storage type electric water heaters and induction cookers, and expands the scope of room air conditioners and washing machines. The third phase is commenced from 1 June 2018 with a grace period of 18 months.

Energy Efficiency (Labelling of Products) Ordinance

Energy Label

Energy efficient products not only consume less energy, they save you money in the long run and help protect the environment. The energy label classifies the energy performance of a product type into five grades to help consumers in choosing energy efficient products. A product with Grade 1 energy label is among the most energy efficient in the market while a product with Grade 5 is least efficient.

Energy label sample

For details of the Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme, please refer to the following publications:
 

General:

Look for the Energy Label – Save Electricity, Save Money (pdf file)Supply Prescribed Products with Energy Labels (Obligations of Suppliers) (pdf file)Look for the Energy Label – Save Electricity, Save Money (Poster) (pdf file)

Code of Practice:

Code of Practice on Energy Labelling of Products (pdf file)

Record of Listed Models

To assist you in ascertaining whether a product model has been assigned with reference number, the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) maintains a record of listed models as listed below. The record contains detailed energy efficiency and performance information of different product models such as reference number, brand, energy efficiency grade, annual energy consumption, etc.

Record of Listed Models

How to Apply

Please refer to the following forms and guidelines for product information submission.

Forms:

Submission of Specified Information and Specified Documents (pdf file)Information Submission for Product Model Already Registered in Voluntary Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme (pdf file)Updating of Product Information (pdf file)Submission of Supplementary Information for Product Model Already Registered in Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme as per the New Requirement (pdf file)

Guidelines:

Guideline on Submission of Product Information (pdf file)Guideline on Transfer of Models Registered under the Voluntary Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme (pdf file)Guideline on Updating of Product Information (pdf file)Guideline on Submission of Supplementary Information for Product Models Already Registered in Mandatory Energy Labelling Scheme (pdf file)

Enquiries about the product information submission can be made to Electrical and Mechanical Services Department at 2808 3465 or eepublic@emsd.gov.hk.

Last revision date: August 2018
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