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Energy Efficiency Label and Standard Program
introduction Subject Appliances and standards Procedure for Energy Efficiency Rating LabelEnergy Efficiency Grade LabelLabeling
program for Automobiles
Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS)
Minimum Energy Performance Standards is the minimum energy efficiency standard suggested by Government. It bans production and sales of low energy efficiency products which fall below the minimum energy performance standard. Those which fail to reach the Minimum Energy Performance Standards are not allowed to manufacture and sell. MEPS is applied to 35 items, In case of violation, a fine up to 18 thousand dollars will be charged.
Legal Basis
- Based on the article 15 (Designation of machinery and materials subject to efficiency management,) and the article 16 (Post management of machinery and materials subject to efficiency management) of the “Rational Energy Utilization Act”
-「Regulation on Energy Efficiency Labeling and Standards」(Ministry of Knowkedge Economy Notification No.2011-263. 2011.12.23)
Inquiry
- Team Leader : Sangmyung, Kim (+82-31-2604-246, ksm525@kemco.or.kr)
- Manager : Hyeonsu, Jo (+82-31-2604-247, hscho@kemco.or.kr)
- Assistant Manager : Sooman, Lee (+82-31-2604-249, lsmoon@kemco.or.kr)
- Staff : Seonhee, Shin (+82-31-2604-250, ssh0845@kemco.or.kr)
Subject Appliances and standards
Subject product list and scope of Energy Efficiency Label & Standard Program
  1. There are 35 items including Refrigerator in the list of Target products for Energy Efficiency Label & Standard Program. The energy efficiency label program includes not only domestic goods but also imported goods. Please refer to shown below about the detail list and the scope of items.
No Items Scope
1 Refrigerator Household electric refrigerator and refrigerator-freezer of storage volume 1000L or less with the cooling system of less 500W electric power consumption by KS C IEC 62552
2 Freezer Household electric freezer of storage volume 80L ~ 400L with the cooling system of less 500W electric power consumption by KS C ISO 15502
3 Kimchi Refrigerator Household electric refrigerating appliances of total storage volume 1000L or less, and Kimchi storage compartment is much than 50% of the whole storage volume with a function maturing which it will be able to take effect the foodstuffs of the Kimchi artificially, and with a compression type refrigerating machine and storage cabinet integ rated in one body.
4 Air-conditioner Air-conditioners of rated cooling power consumption of not more than 7,500W and the rated cooling capacity of not more than 23,000W. If it has heater, the rated power consumption of heater shall be not more than 5,000W. Exclude water cooling, duct-type, portable, multi-split type.
5 Washing machine By KS C 9608 washing machine in which the textiles are substantially immersed in the washing water, the mechanical action being produced by a device moving, which are defined the agitator washing machine, and impeller washing machine with the rated capacity of 2 kg ~ 25kg. But, washing only, spin extraction only and separated spin extraction are excluded.
6 Horizontal drum washing machine Horizontal drum washing machine which is defined the household washing machine with the rated capacity of 2 kg ~ 25kg , and has the heater, spin extractor, and dryer. But, non-detergent type is excluded, and the type with the heater is only available to boil or to dry is also excluded.
7 Dishwasher By Annex 1 a machine which washes rinses, and dries (when drying process is include) dishware, glassware, cutlery and, in some cases, cooking utensils by chemical, mechanical and/or electrical means with the rated capacity 20 person or less.
8 Dish drier A machine which only dries dishware, glassware, cutlery and, in some cases, cooking utensils by electrical means with the rated capacity 10 person or less after washing, and has the top or front door or sliding door.
9 Electrical Cooler and Heater for Drinking-Water Storage By Annex 1 Electrical cooler and heater for drinking-water storage shall be designed the vapor-compressor cooler, heater, and water storage in a cabinet. (Water purifier is included) Rated cooling power consumption of not more than 500W and rated heating power consumptions of not more than 1000W.
10 Rice cooker By Annex 1 household electric rice-cooker and rice-warmer with a rated capacity 20 person or less
11 Vacuum cleaner Vacuum cleaner of rated power consumption of 800W ~ 2,500W, and shall be moveable (dry only)
12 Electric Fan By KS C 9301 household electric fan (desktop or stand) which has the diameter of wing of 20~41 cm and the axial single wing run by induction motor to be used in general (table, stand, etc).
13 Air cleaner By the scope of KS C 9314 the mechanical and combined air cleaner which has less 200W power consumption, and the single power 220V and 60Hz. But, the type is used to collect dust, deodorize, and remove gas with water spray without filters and only industry use, and the internal type in building are excluded.
14 Incandescent bulbs By KS C 7501 the white tungsten bulb at 220V of rated power consumption of 25~150W, which includes the colorless transparent bulb, the inner frosting bulb, the bulb coated with white, and the bulb coated with thin film.
15 Fluorescent lamps By KS C 7601 Fluorescent lamps which are the tubular type of rated power consumption of 20W, 28W, 32W, and 40W, the circular type of rated power consumption of 32W, and 40W, and the compact type of rated power consumption of FPX 13W, FDX 26W, FPL 27W, FPL 32W, FPL 36W, FPL 45W, and FPL 55W. By K 61195, K 61199 Fluorescent lamps which are the tubular type of rated power consumption of 20W, 32W, and 40W, the compact type of rated power consumption of FPL 36W, and the commercial used type (which is more than 7100K of color temperature, and can be used in the conventional lamp)
16 Fluorescent lamps ballasts By KS C 8100 and KS C 8102 Fluorescent lamps ballasts which are the tubular type of rated power consumption of 20W, 28W, 32W, and 40W, the circular type of rated power consumption of 32W, and 40W, and the compact type of rated power consumption of FPX 13W, FDX 26W, FPL 27W, FPL32W, FPL 36W, FPL 45W, and FPL 55W, and fluorescent lamps ballasts for the use of sign which are the tubular type of rated power consumption of 20W, 32W, and 40W, and the compact type of rated power consumption of FPL 36W
17 Associated ballasts By KS C 7621 Associated ballasts which all components are in one, and any parts are not allowed to change, and the rated power cons mption of 5 W~60W. But globe type is excluded.
18 3 phase induction motor By Annex1 3 Phase Induction motor shall be the rated output of 0.75kW ~ 200kW
19 Household Gas Boiler Gas hot water boilers under the displayed gas consumption of 70.0kW by KS B 8109 and KS B 8127, gas calories based on the total caloric value by KS B 8101
20 AdapterㆍCharger An adapter under 150W(nameplate output power) and a charger of input 20 W with Li-Ion Battery as a single voltage external power supply
21 Electric driven heatpump Electric driven heatpump of rated cooling power consumption of not more than 7,500W and the rated cooling capacity of not more than 23,000W If it has heater, the rated power consumption of heater shall be not more than 30,000W Exclude water cooling, duct-type, portable, multi-split type
22 Commercial Refrigerator Commercial electric refrigerator-freezer of storage volume 300L ~ 2000L with the cooling system of less 1000W electric power consumption by KS C IEC 62552. Exclude the freezer only, the showcase, the table type, and the specified type
23 Gas water heater By KS B 8116 Gas water heater of rated gas consumption of 70.0kW or less and the total heat capacity is defined by KS B 8101
24 Transformer Transformer by KS C4306, KS C4311, KS C4316, KS C4317, and Annex 3
25 Window set Window set defined in KS F 3117, which is used where contact with the outside of buildings and is sold as a combination of frame and glass with 1 ㎡ or more window area
26 Television With a built-in digital tuner and more than 50cm and less than 180cm lengths of screen diagonal products
27 Electric Fan Heater By the Annex 2, Safety Certification Target electrical products from “Safety administration law for electrical appliance”, it is limited to electric fan heater with the rated power consumption of 500W, less than 10kW.
28 Electric Stove By the Annex 2, Safety Certification Target electrical products from “Safety administration law for electrical appliance” Enforcement Rules, it is limited to electric stove with the rated power consumption of 500W, less than 10kW
29 Multi Heat Pump System(VRF) Electrical driven multi heatpump which has one indoor unit standard rated cooling capacity over 1kW less than 30kW, and outdoor unit standard rated cooling capacity in accordance with Annex 1 is over 20kW less than 70kW. The indoor unit that comes with a heating device, rated power consumption of heating device is limited to one indoor unit standard less than 30kW.
30 Dehumidifier As a single-phase AC, and rated voltage of 220V, it’s aim is to decrease the humidity of indoors, equipped with compression refrigerating system, blower fan, etc in a single cabinet, it’s electric power consumption is shall be less than 1,000W
31 Electric pad It shall be covered by Appendix 2 in Electric Appliances Safely Control Act. Size of over 3.3㎡, and rated power consumption of 230Wx1000W
32 Electrically heated water mat It shall be covered by Appendix 2 in Electric Appliances Safely Control Act. Size of over 3.3㎡, and rated power consumption of 230Wx1000W
33 Electric heating board It shall be covered by Appendix 2 in Electric Appliances Safely Control Act. Rated power consumption of 50Wx2000W
34 Electric bed It shall be covered by Appendix 2 in Electric Appliances Safely Control Act. Rated power consumption of 230Wx2000W. But excluding medical, household, and others with specific purposes.
35 Electric radiator It shall be covered by Appendix 2 in Electric Appliances Safely Control Act. Rated power consumption of 500Wx10000W. Dedicated equipment for the use of medical and households shall be excluded.
Application Standards and Measurement methods
  1. If you want to know more detail information, please refer to below.
  2. 「Regulation on Energy Efficiency Labeling and Standards」(Ministry of Knowkedge Economy Notification No.2011-263. 2011.12.23)