SEAD Members Go Mobile
Technology offers many new opportunities to provide useful information to energy end-users. SEAD member countries are aligning with technological trends by developing mobile applications for consumers.
Mexico's Comisión Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energía (CONUEE) developed NOM-ENER, a mobile application for android smartphones to improve accessibility to all of Mexico's appliance standards. This simple, user-friendly app is intended to enable residential end-use consumers in Mexico to access information on minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for appliances and lighting.
The app allows users to check the status of certificates issued for lamps and luminaries against energy efficiency standards and provides direct access to the main website on standardization. This app also provides information on the test laboratories, certification bodies and verification units accredited by the Mexican Accreditation Entity and approved by CONUEE.
With this tool, CONUEE provides a new space for interaction and access to information, while at the same time affirming its commitment to promote the efficient use of energy. The NOM-ENER app is public and available to download for free from the Google Play store.
The South African Department of Energy has also launched the new Appliance Energy Calculator mobile app, which calculates the estimated running cost of an appliance over a 1 or 10 year period from the information consumers can find on mandatory energy labels. The app supports their newly introduced standards and labeling (S&L) programme to help provide customers with accurate and comparable information on the energy efficiency of appliances from 11 product categories.
Find more national product registration databases and applications on the SEAD website.