New Croatian application for checking the efficiency and costs of household appliances

A press conference was held at the Hrvoje Požar Energy Institute on the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the release of new energy labels. At the conference, the head of the European project LABEL 2020, Marko Bišćan, presented educational content for citizens that have been created within it so far.

It was also presented applications with the help of which home appliances can be compared, their efficiency and total costs. In times when every kuna has become important to everyone, it is important to pay attention to what kind of devices we buy in order to have lower household expenses in the long run.

In addition to saving electricity with a smarter choice of household appliances, we also save kuna in your wallet.

Application Check the efficiency of the device was developed as part of the LABEL 2020 project, funded by the European Union. It is a new application that allows easy product comparison, cost calculation and product selection with the help of the new European product database established with the new energy labeling scheme (EPREL). The tool is directly connected to the EPREL database and provides access to product information for the purpose of comparative calculations and comparisons in general.

The new energy labels were introduced in March 2021 and represent the return of the European Union to the original concept of product ranking with regard to their energy efficiency according to classes A to G. + Labeling was no longer transparent and made it difficult for consumers to distinguish products with the best energy .

The task of the LABEL 2020 project is to provide support to citizens and distributors by creating information materials during the transition from the old to the new energy efficiency labels (hr.label2020.eu), but the project has been extended to the initiative Save Energy! with the support of the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency and the Ministry of the Economy and Sustainable Development of the Republic of Croatia. In the meantime, the Office for Economy, Energy and Environmental Protection of the City of Zagreb and other stakeholders joined in as partners, recognizing the need to pass on information to citizens to help them choose and use household appliances with the least energy and money. On the page Tips for saving energy in the household – Save energy (ustedienergiju.hr), citizens are also presented with short and simple tips for saving energy in the household.

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