New energy standard for laptops

New energy standard for laptops

 Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) announced BEE Star Label version 1 for laptops. The guidelines announced by BEE are based on United Sates Energy version 5 guidelines.

“US Star energy version 5 is the base for BEE standard announced today,” Ashwini Aggarwal, Executive Dditor, Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology told PTI.

The guideline will be extended to other categories of IT and Telecom products in a phased manner by BEE. Unlike BEE star labels which indicate the efficiency of products like refrigerator, air-conditioner and others, these guidelines do not specify the levels of energy saving that a product will deliver to consumer.