Standards and Labelling for Household Appliances
Policy measure

The Philippine National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program is a medium-term comprehensive programme to promote energy efficiency in the Philippines (APERC, 2010).

The specific objectives of NEECP are (APERC, 2010):

  • “To reduce the impact of the increase in prices of petroleum products and electricity through the implementation of energy efficiency and conservation measures.

  • To promote cost avoidance/savings for fuel and electricity without sacrificing productivity.

  • To help protect the environment.

  • To generate cumulative energy saving for the planning period 2007–14 by 9.08 million boe, which is to a deferred megawatt capacity of 210.56 MW and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 2 917.07 giga-grams (hereafter Gg) of CO2 at the end of planning year.”

Component 2 of the NEECP, the Standards and Labelling for Household Appliances, is promoted through a close cooperation between the Department of Energy (DOE) and various organizations including an active alliance with DTI, the Philippine Appliances Industry Association and the Philippine Lighting Industry Association. “The component is concerned with the effective implementation of the government’s energy efficiency standard and labeling for selected household appliances and lighting products”.  (APERC, 2010).

According to APERC (2010), “the DOE aims to expand the coverage of the program within the planning period to include fluorescent lamps, luminaries, household electric fans, industrial fans and blowers, television sets and electric motors”.

No identified implementation measures.
No identified challenges.

APERC (2010) reports that “significant benefits have been gained through this program such as the improved quality of locally-manufactured products, making them more competitive in the local market. At the same time, it discourages the manufacturing and the importation of inefficient household appliances and lighting products sold in the market. In 2006, the labelling program generated an estimated energy savings of 0.29 Mtoe, which is an increase of over 100% from its 2005 performance of 0.14 Mtoe. CFL labelling was the biggest contributor, generating an estimated savings of 0.16 Mtoe.”


APERC (Asia PAcific Energy Research Centre), 2010. Compendium of Energy Efficiency Policies of APEC Economies - Philippines. Tokyo. Available at: