Energy efficiency labelling in South Korea

The Ministry of Knowledge Economy has updated its Regulation on Energy Efficiency Labelling and Standards (MKE Notification 2009-317).

The requirements have been updated for 13 electric products, including refrigerators, freezers, Kimchi refrigerators, air-conditioners, washing machines, horizontal drum washing machines, dishwashers, dish driers, rice cookers, vacuum cleaners, electric fans, air cleaners and commercial refrigerators. Among other specifications, the estimated annual operating cost must be mentioned on the label (from 1 July 2010).

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