Energy Rating Mobile Apps

Mobile apps can be used to put product efficiency data into the hands of shoppers, helping them make better, more-informed purchasing decisions. SEAD is aware of several such apps. Please tell us if you know of others.

 Name
Energy Rating 
 Where  Australia and New Zealand 
 Released
June 2014 (v.1.1) 
 Platforms  iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows phone 
 Description  Enables shoppers to estimate running (operating) costs and compare models in several product categories. Filter on product type and capacity. Add purchase prices and compare models based on total cost. 


 Name
ecoGator
 Where  Europe
 Released
October 2014
 Platforms  iOS, Android
 Description Enables shoppers to identify the most efficient products in several product categories and can read and process data from the European Union energy label using a smartphone’s built-in camera. Also provides tips on how to save energy in the home.


 Name
Label No.5
 Where  Thailand
 Released
December 2013
 Platforms  iOS, Android
 Description Enables shoppers to compare the features of different products, search for product information by scanning a QR or bar code, and identify where products are available for purchase.


 Name
Lampguiden
 Where  Sweden
 Released
August 2013
 Platforms iOS, Android
 Description Helps shoppers identify the right energy-efficient lamp for any given application in the home.


 Name
India Star Label Mobile App
 Where  India
 Released
December 2015
 Platforms  iOS, Android, Windows Phone
 Description Expected to enable shoppers to estimate running (operating) costs and compare models in several product categories. Filter on product type and capacity. Add purchase prices and compare models based on total cost.


 Name
Lightbulb Saver App
 Where  Equipment Energy Efficiency Programme (E3), Australia
 Released  June 2016
 Platforms iOS, Android
 Description To help consumers choose more efficient light bulbs. The primary purpose of the app is to inform users of the costs and benefits of upgrading from incandescent and halogen lamps to CFLs and LEDs. To determine costs and benefits, the key inputs to the calculations are lamp power, lamp lifetime in hours, lamp purchase costs and electricity cost.



 Name
Energy Rating Calculator App
 Where  Equipment Energy Efficiency Programme (E3), Australia
 Platforms iOS, Android
 Description Helps shoppers calculate how much a new appliance will cost to run, showing cost-savings of energy efficient appliances by showing the annual running costs and the upfront purchase price.




Projects

The SEAD Data Access Project seeks to address problems stemming from the use of many different data types and formats by S&L programs around the world.


Tools

Many governments maintain product databases containing information about the certified energy performance of different product models available on the market.

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