Topten is a consumer-oriented online search tool, which presents the best appliances in various product categories. The key criteria are energy efficiency, impact on the environment, health and quality. As a communication tool it helps to show how our energy consumption causes climate change and what we can do personally to reduce our impact. It is also a powerful instrument to influence manufacturers.
Topten was launched in 2000 in Switzerland. Since then, fifteen additional European national Topten sites have been established, thanks to the European IEE-projects Euro-Topten, Euro-Topten Plus, Euro-Topten Max and the current Horizon 2020 project Topten ACT. Each Topten website provides a selection of best appliances from the energy point of view. More information can be found on the Euro-Topten Max-Report.
All Topten projects follow the Topten Charter.
The European Topten site 'Topten.eu - Best products of Europe' identifies the most energy efficient products in Europe, stating countries where they are marketed. This evidence on the best available technology on the European market can be referred to by stakeholders in the policy making process; i.e. when Energy Labels are introduced or revised. "Best of Europe" and the Topten International Group association also offer the opportunity to coordinate a common understanding and empower decision makers to launch new initiatives promoting efficient products.
Editor of Topten.eu
Topten International Group