The IEE project YAECI shows: information on the yearly energy costs of products at the point of sale can help saving energy.
The Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) project 'Yearly Appliance Energy Cost Indication' (YAECI) has made the running costs of products transparent to consumers at the point of sale, together with retailers in 9 EU countries. As a result, retailers saw an increase in sale of energy efficient products (A++, A+++). Main conclusions from the YAECI project include the need for a mandatory product registration and a respective database. More information: