Star Rating Programme for Light Commercial Air Conditioners and Deep Freezers launched
On March 2, 2020, in its 19th foundation day, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) operating under Ministry of Power launched star rating programme for Light Commercial Air Conditioners (LCAC) and Deep Freezers.
The Star Rating Programme was formulated by Bureau of Energy Efficiency under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. Around 24 appliances have been covered under the programme.
At the celebration of the foundation day of BEE, the Urja Dakshata Information Tool (UDIT) was launched. It is an online platform that explains the energy efficiency platform in India. This includes information of appliances, industry, building, municipal, agriculture, transport sectors. The initiative has been launched in collaboration with World Resources Institute.
Both LCAC and deep freezers are major energy consumers. Therefore, it is important to include these two appliances in the programme to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions. Especially, LCAC is of primary importance as it is used in commercial air conditioning. With including these two appliances, it is estimated that the electricity consumption is to be saved by 9 billion units.
The Star Rating gives energy efficiency of an appliance. Higher the star rating lower is the energy consumed.
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