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Energy Standards and Labeling Program

The Korean government has undertaken three energy efficiency management programs toincrease the energy efficiency of appliances - energy standards and labeling, high-efficiencyequipment certification, and e-Standby.

Energy Standards and Labeling Program
The purpose of the 『Energy Standards and Labeling Program』is to display the efficiency rating is divided into 5th grades from1-5 according to energy consumption efficiency or energy consumption, and to improve product efficiency and distribute high-efficiency productsby applying the Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS), which is the lower limit of energy consumption efficiency.
High-efficiency Equipment Certification Program
The purpose of the『High-efficiency Equipment Certification Program』is to promote the formation of the initial market and the distribution of high-efficiency products, and to maximize the national energy-saving effect by certifying facilities and devices with high energy-saving effects as high-efficiency energy equipment.
e-Standby Program
The purpose of the 『e-Standby Program』is to promote the realization of standby power reduction functions of electronic products and to promote the spread of excellent standby power reduction products.
「Efficiency Management System」 is one of three major programs of「Energy Standards and Labeling Program」, High-efficiency Energy Equipment Certification System, and e-Standby Program』promoted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and Korea Energy Agency to improve the efficiency of equipment using energy and expand the supply of high-efficiency products.
Target products
Products subject to「Energy Standards and Labeling Program」
  • Electric refrigerators
  • Kimchi refrigerators
  • Electric air conditioners
  • Electric washing machines
  • Electric cold and hot water dispensers
  • Electric rice cookers
  • Electric vacuum cleaners
  • Fans
  • Air cleaners
  • Incandescent light bulbs
  • Fluorescent lamps
  • Ballast embedded lamps
  • Three-phase induction motors
  • Household gas boilers
  • Adapters, chargers
  • Electric chillers/heaters
  • Commercial electric refrigerators
  • Gas water heaters
  • Transformers
  • Window sets
  • TV sets
  • Electric hot air blowers
  • Electric stoves
  • Multi electric heat pump systems
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Microwave ovens
  • Set-top boxes
  • Converter embedded LED lamps
  • Converter external LED lamps
  • Freezers
  • Air compressors
  • Signage displays
  • Dryers
Productssubject to「High Efficiency Equipment Certification Program」
  • Gas boilers for industrial and building use
  • Pumps
  • Screw freezers
  • Uninterruptible power supply
  • Inverters
  • Direct fire absorption-type cold/hot water dispensers
  • Centrifugal blowers
  • Turbo compressors
  • LED guide light
  • Thermo-hygrostats
  • Gas heat pumps
  • Power storage system (ESS)
  • Maximum demand power control devices
  • LED modules for character signage
  • Gas vacuum hot water boilers
  • Medium temperature hot water absorption chillers
  • Electric vehicle charging devices
  • Luminaire
  • LED lamps
  • Smart LED lighting systems
Productssubject to「e-Standby program 」
  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • Printers
  • Facsimiles
  • Copy machines
  • Scanners
  • Multifunction printers
  • Automatic power-saving control devices
  • Audios
  • DVD players
  • Radio cassettes
  • Microwave ovens
  • Door phones
  • Wired/wireless phones
  • Bidets
  • Modems
  • Home gateway
  • Hand dryers
  • Servers
  • Digital converters
  • Wired/Wireless routers
Required Documentation
  • Application form
  • Business registration certificate
  • User’s manual (※In Korean)
  • (If applicable) On-site auditrelated documents
    (※ List of measuring instruments and production facilities, regulations and records for each field, etc.)
  • (If applicable) other requested documents, etc.
※ In case of nonconformity, the nonconformity (document or sample) needs to be supplemented.
A person who violates Article 76 (Penalty) of the 「Energy Use Rationalization Act」shall be punished by a fine of not more than 5 million won.
※ Applicable to Energy Standards and Labeling Program, e-Standby Program.
Validity period
It is 3 years from the date of certification and can be extended.