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Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) – Star Labelling Approval

The Standards & Labelling (S&L) Programme of BEE is one of the major thrust areas of BEE. It aims at providing the consumer with an informed choice about the energy saving and thereby the cost saving potential of the relevant marketed product. The scheme was launched by the Hon’ble Minister of Power in May,2006. The scheme targets display of energy performance labels on high-energy end use equipment & appliances and lays down minimum energy performance standards.

The Scheme cover star labelling program for many appliances and out of which some are now under mandatory regime where Star labelling on them is now mandated by law. S&L in India works on a model in which the applicant provides information related to energy efficiency of the product on the label. A star rating, ranging from 1 to 5 in the ascending order of energy efficiency is provided to products registered with the Bureau. An endorsement label is also provided for some products.

The BEE Schedules for each notified product prescribe limits on the energy consumption (or minimum levels of the energy efficiency) of manufactured products and well-defined test protocols whereas the label describes energy performance (in the form of energy use, efficiency or energy cost) to give consumers the necessary information to make informed purchase. Higher star rating means higher energy saving. The energy efficiency requirements for each product are periodically ratchet up to enhance efficiency levels of products available in the market. Those who cannot meet the elevated standards are required to downgrade their product labels.

Typical Product list covered include Ceiling Fan, Computer, Colour Television, Office Automation Products, Led Lamps, Refrigerators, Washing Machine, Air Conditioners, Distribution Transformer, Pump Sets, LED Lamps, Microwave Oven, Stationary Type Water Heater, Industrial Motor, Domestic Gas Stove, Inverter and DG Set etc. For complete list one can refer to the website of the BEE. 

[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”WHO CAN APPLY?” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-users” title_align=”separator_align_left” add_icon=”true” css=”.vc_custom_1588500252571{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Manufacturers / Importers / Traders could participate in the scheme by registering with BEE and applying for grant of Star Label.[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”REQUIREMENT FOR BEE STAR LABELLING” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-book” i_color=”juicy_pink” title_align=”separator_align_left” add_icon=”true” css=”.vc_custom_1589009836254{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1589468824369{margin-top: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”]Basic Rules

  • Applicant is first registered with its Legal Entity details and application fee
  • Applicant has to get Products tested at 17025 Accredited Laboratories
  • Applicant applies for Star Label for the product by submitting information from the test report about claimed performance
  • Copy of test report is to be submitted as evidence of claim. Star Label is also proposed.
  • Applicant Information along with test report is scrutinised by BEE
  • Supplement information is provided by Applicant to resolve queries, if any
  • Label is granted
  • Products from different manufacturing locations need to be applied for independently.
  • Products registered with BIS under different R Numbers could not be covered under one label of BEE
  • Family of Products from the same manufacturer qualifying the Series guidelines issued by BEE could be covered under the same label

Documents Required for Registration:

  • Document authenticating the name and address of the premises where the products are manufactured which may include Incorporation Certificate from RoC, License from Directorate of Industries / Industries Centre / Gram Panchayat/ Municipal Corporation / Local Body / Pollution Control Board, or Sale deed indicating ownership of the premises by the applicant firm or valid lease deed showing lawful occupancy of the firm over the premises (in case the applicant firm is having tenancy rights over the premises), or Firm’s registration with GST Tax Authority, Central Excise Authority / Registrar of Societies.
  • Valid SSI (Small Scale Industries) certificate in case of small-scale industries;
  • Valid Quality Management System Certificate as per latest version of IS/ISO 9001 issued by an accredited certification body;
  • A duly stamped letter from the head of the organization on its letter head mentioning the name and specimen signature of the authorized signatory for representing the organization
  • Valid BIS License for the same model for which the registration is being sought wherever applicable as mentioned in the respective schedule;
  • Valid Trade Mark certificate in the name of the brand/company
  • A declaration from the applicant stating that the information provided in the documents is correct and can be verified at any given time.
  • Guidelines for permitting Standards and Labelling Program in case the product falls under voluntary labelling program, applicant shall enter into an agreement on a non-judicial stamp paper worth INR 100, with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, agreeing to abide by the terms and conditions of the scheme.
  • Certificate of Incorporation of manufacture/trader /seller
  • Filled in Application Form, duly signed and stamped
  • Copy of Test Report (also Original Report) for the product from an accredited Test Lab

Testing of a Product for BEE by an Accredited Lab may need:

  • Submission of the samples of the product to test lab
  • Documentary Inputs for testing like User Manual, Schematic Diagram

[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”TYPICAL TIMELINES*” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-calendar” i_color=”custom” title_align=”separator_align_left” add_icon=”true” i_custom_color=”#0a7c00″ css=”.vc_custom_1588500315577{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1588500746708{margin-top: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;}”]Applicant Registration:
~7 days

Product Testing:
3 to 10 days

BEE Approval:
7 to 15 days

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