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Project ID: G7RT-CT-2002-05106
Financé au titre de: FP5-GROWTH
Pays: Slovenia

Energy consumption efficiency

The task deals with requirements and measurement procedures for testing of energy efficiency of electrical appliances such as washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, freezers and vacuum cleaners. Testing of energy efficiency enables to ascertain the efficiency of household appliances and their negative impacts on environment. Because ecology is becoming an important issue, it is necessary to distinguish energy consumptive appliances from efficient and energy saving appliances. Purchasing of such appliances is becoming stimulated by tax reductions and other benefits, currently increasingly important in Europe. Development of specific measurement methods is becoming increasingly important in the field of efficiency testing related to the environmental protection. Standardized tests are typically internationally agreed, but often many technical solutions have to be specifically developed. The reason is that national legislations are often ahead of international agreements, thus requiring specific test and measurement procedures.

The task is a short presentation of requirements and measurement procedures for testing of energy efficiency of electrical appliances such as vacuum cleaners, washing machines, dryers, refrigerators, freezers etc. The testing procedure for vacuum cleaners was developed in the Slovenia, while other testing procedures are determined by several European and international standards. All these standards are not only interesting but also obligatory for manufacturers of household appliances, who try to obtain certificate of energy efficiency, reduced consumption of drinking water and reduced burdening of environment. According to the Slovenian legislative purchase of an appliance with the certificate of energy efficiency is stimulated by tax reductions and other benefits, which indirectly strengthens people s ecological consciousness.

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University of Ljubljana
Trzaska 25
1000 LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
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