CEIS takes part in two international projects on labelling and energy efficiency
CLASP, Collaborative Labeling & Appliance Standards Program, is a non-profit entity based in the United States, whose mission is to be the primary source of information and act as interlocutor in promoting energy efficiency of household electrical appliances, lighting equipment and other devices and to provide technical assistance and conduct research of general interest regarding standardisation, labelling and national regulations on minimum energy performance. Their work is mainly addressed at professionals and regulators working in this field.
CLASP and the Test, Innovation and Services Centre, CEIS, will work together in two new projects.
CEIS will conduct a comparative study between the test methods used in the United States and China on air conditioning systems. The aim is to identify potential differences and quantify their impact on the energy efficiency requirements defined in each country.
Furthermore, and jointly working with Waide Strategic Efficiency (UK), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – LBNL (USA) and Armines (France), a study will be conducted at international level focusing on domestic water heaters using different sources of energy (solar, electrical, heat pump and gas), analysing the diverse markets as well as the technology trends and scenarios in terms of energy performance. The ultimate goal of this research is to identify the technical and legislative barriers that slow down or prevent the free movement of these products at international level. CEIS will provide the Consortium with the necessary knowledge and technical assistance when comparing test methods and regulations on energy performance.