Brazil consumes approximately 2.0 percent of the world’s primary energy – energy consumption in Brazil increased by 8.5 percent from 2009 to 2010. To increase end-use efficiency and reduce losses in power generation, transmission and distribution, Brazil adopted an appliance labeling program in 1984. With assistance from the National Energy Conservation Program (PROCEL), the federal government has taken steps towards establishing a formal regulatory framework for energy efficiency standards and labeling.
Brazil has implemented voluntary and mandatory labels and standards for many domestic, industrial and commercial products. The Brazilian minimum energy performance standards program is developed and administered by Inmetro. Endorsement labels are awarded annually by PROCEL for domestic electric equipment and by CONPET for gas appliances. The Standards Organization Body (ABNT) is responsible for the management of the Brazilian Standardization Process and ensuring conformity with standards applied in voluntary or compulsory product certification schemes.
Information regarding Brazil's current energy efficiency programs can be found on the CLASP Standards and Labeling (S&L) Database.