The Next Generation of Energy Test Procedures
An energy test procedure is the foundation for energy efficiency standards, energy labels, and other related programs. It provides manufacturers, regulatory authorities, and consumers a way of consistently evaluating energy use and savings across different appliance models. The relationship among these components is illustrated in Figure 1. A well-designed test procedure services the needs of its users economically and with an acceptable level of accuracy and correspondence to actual conditions. On the other hand, a poorly-designed energy test procedure can undermine the effectiveness of everything built upon it.
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