The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) is working collaboratively with the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) and other CARICOM countries to develop a standard that will address Minimum Energy Performance for Refrigerators, Air Conditioners and Lighting.
This energy efficiency standard is expected to ensure that all appliances imported into Guyana and the CARICOM Region are labelled, that is, the labels must contain information regarding the energy consumption of the appliances such as, an energy guide or rating, brand name and country of origin.
Energy efficiency labels offer guidance to consumers on the energy consumption of their appliances, which will allow them to make wise decisions and conserve their energy use and spending on electricity.
For consumers, understanding energy efficiency is the first step. The International Electro-technical Committee (IEC) defines energy efficiency as the ratio or other quantitative relationship between an output of performance, service goods or energy, and an input of energy. In other words, the amount of performance gained verses the amount of energy inputted.
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