Topten policy recommendations

Topten deduces its policy recommendations from our overview on the most energy efficient products in different product categories. The policy recommendations can be downloaded as pdf:

Revision of the Energy Label Directive

Commercial Display Cabinets (refrigerators and freezers)

Standby and Off-mode

Household dishwashers

Lighting products: lamps and luminaires

Professional storage cabinets (refrigerators and freezers)

Electronic Displays (TVs, monitors)

Washing Machines and washer-dryers

Household refrigerators and freezers

Coffee machines

Vacuum cleaners

Domestic air conditioners

Tumble driers

Swiss appliance sales 2004 - 2014: Analysis and recommendations for EU market monitoring

Publications about Topten

Publications by Topten

Procurement and usage Recommendations

Main reports and discussion papers


Topten presentations at the EEDAL '15 conference in Lucerne, August 2015:
  • Anette Michel: Household refrigerators: Monitoring efficiency changes in Europe and Australia over the last 10 years. Paper and presentation.
  • Anette Michel: Monitoring the washing machines market in Europe. Paper and presentation.
  • Barbara Josephy: Cold wash – Tests on the washing performance. Paper and presentation.
  • Eric Bush: Heat Pump Tumble Driers: Market Development in Europe and MEPS in Switzerland. Paper and presentation.
  • Eva Geilinger: Commercial and Professional Refrigeration Products: Promoting Energy Efficiency with Legislation, Empowered Stakeholders and Rebates. Paper and presentation.
  • Eva Geilinger: Luminaire efficiency: what mandatory and voluntary labels achieve, and what they should achieve in the future. Paper and presentation.
  • Luting Huang: Top10 Sticker: A Sufficiency and Efficiency Purchase Guide in China. Paper and presentation.
  • Luting Huang: Study of Chinese New EES for Variable-Speed Air- conditioners, Washing Machines and Panel-TVs. Paper and presentation.
  • Edouard Toulouse: Lessons from a decade of efficient product market analysis. Paper and presentation.

Topten presentations at the EEDAL '13 conference in Coimbra, September 2013:
  • Anette Michel: What is an energy efficient TV? Trying to find the best TV in China and in Europe. Paper and presentation.
  • Anette Michel: Systematic market monitoring: a pilot project on TVs demonstrates the value for policy design. Paper and presentation.
  • Barbara Josephy: Cold wash - Do prejudices impede high energy saving potentials? Paper and presentation.
  • Eric Bush and Christopher Granda: Heat Pump Tumble Driers: New EU Energy Label and Ecodesign requirements in Europe, MEPS in Switzerland, Initiatives in North America. Paper and presentation.
  • Eva Geilinger: Best available technology of plug-in refrigerated cabinets, beverage coolers and ice cream freezers and the challenges of measuring and comparing energy efficiency. Paper and presentation.
  • Eva Geilinger: Office Luminaires: Voluntary labels can pave the way to the next level in energy saving. Paper and presentation.

Topten presentations at the 2013 eceee Summer Study in France, June 2013:

Topten presentations at the EEDAL '11 conference in Copenhagen, May 2011:

Topten contributions to the 2011 eceee summer study in France, June 2011: