The website of the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative

Germany consumes approximately 2.7 percent of the world’s primary energy. As a member of the European Union, Germany contributes to the development of minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and efficiency labeling programs through the European Commission. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) is responsible for the formulation and implementation of German energy policy.

Since 1978, the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has administered the Blue Angel labeling program for environmentally preferable products. The label is a supplementary policy instrument building on minimum legal requirements, and gives companies an opportunity to promote energy efficient products.

Information regarding Germany's current energy efficiency programs can be found on the CLASP Standards and Labeling (S&L) Database.


Standards & Labeling: Germany is participating in international efforts to share programmatic best practices, technical analysis, and other information relevant to the development of world class appliance and equipment standards.

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