EU Energy Star Factsheet

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EU Energy Star
Name of Initiative/Methodology

EU Energy Star – Labelling Energy Efficient Office Equipment 

Link to the latest published version

EU Energy Star database

Developed by

  • European Commission and US EPA
History and Status
  • The US EPA started the labelling scheme in the US in 1992.
  • In 2003 the European Union signed an Agreement with US EPA to introduce the Energy Star in Europe (only for office equipment)
Involved companies / parties
  • Over 130 registered programme participants, including all large office equipment brands and many specialist suppliers


Organisation env. accounting

 Scope 1  
 Scope 2  
 Scope 3 (recommended)

Product env. assessment 

 Life cycle approach  

 Use phase only


 Energy (focus on secondary energy)

 Other environmental impacts

 KPIs (0-5 levels of Data Centre Maturity)

System(s) covered by the methodology
  • Computer (incl. desktop computer, notebook computer, integrated computer)
  • Displays
  • Imaging equipment (incl. copier, fax machine, mailing machine, printer, scanner)
  • Uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs)
  • Enterprise servers
  • Providing greater visibility to labelled products in terms of energy efficiency
  • Providing Energy Star information to retailers and customers
Generic features
  • Product energy label
ICT-specific features
  • The label addresses energy consumption of different modes as well as power management settings
  • The evaluation method may vary, depending on the product (e.g. Typical Energy Consumption value, Operational Mode value)
Examples of implementation / experience feedback
Interaction with other methodologies
  • [EPEAT]
  • [IEC 62301] Household electrical appliances – Measurement of standby power
  • [IEC 60107] Methods of measurement on receivers for television broadcast transmissions – Part 1: General Considerations – Measurements at radio and video frequencies
  • [IEC 62623] Desktop and notebook computers – Measurement of energy consumption

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