Year of launch:: 
16.08.2017
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Tunisia has implemented an energy certification program for household electrical equipments, which has primarily targeted household cooling appliances, air conditioners and lighting equipment.

The objective of this program is to introduce the energy labeling requirement of equipment sold in the market in order to inform householdsabout their energy performance when they buy an equipement.

étiquetage énergétique

 

The energy performance system for household equipments is composed of eight energy classes : the energy class of level 8 corresponds to the energy-consuming equipment, while the energy class of level 1 corresponds to the energy-saving equipment.

In the second stage, after the establisment of the energy labeling requirement, this program aims at the progressive elimination from the market of the energy-using equipment.

The different stages of this program are:

FRIDGE

- Implementation of a September 2002 measurement laboratory.

- Conduct of a pilot test operation at CETIME from September 2002 to January 2004 (involving some 60 appliances ).

- Obligation of the energy labeling of household electrical appliances:

- Obligation of energy labeling of refrigerators (2004).

- Organization of a training session for regional inspectors of the Ministry of Commerce in 2004.

- Prohibition of the marketing of energy class refrigerators:

  • (8) and (7) as of July 2006.
  • (6) and (5) as of July 2007.
  • (4) as of April 2009.

- Replacement of 400,000 old refrigerators by class 1 and 2 refrigerators (in progress).

AIR CONDITIONER

- Obligation of energy labeling of household electrical appliances:

- Implementation of a measurement laboratory in June 2008.

- Conduct of a pilot test operation at CETIME from June-December 2008 (involving some 50 appliances ).

- Obligation of the energy labeling of air conditioners (2009).

- Obligation of public companies to acquire only energy class 1 and 4 air conditioners from May 2009.

- Prohibition on the marketing of energy class air conditioners:

  • (8) (7) (6) as of January 2010.
  • (5) as of January 2011.
  • (4) from January 2012 onwards.

Project duration

Ongoing

Project partners

Documents to download

Decree 2004-2145 on the Labeling of Equipment, Appliances and Household Appliances

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