Residential energy efficiency: Benefits of minimum energy performance standard (MEPS) implementation for television in Malaysia

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A popular strategy for promoting energy efficiency at the national level is through the minimum energy performance standards (MEPS). Malaysia implemented MEPS in 2013 for five common household appliances; air conditioners, refrigerators, fans, televisions, and lamps. These products must undergo a performance test. Only products that meet the minimum standards are allowed to enter the Malaysian market. Based on their performance, ratings are awarded ranging from 2-star up to 5-star. A survey the authors conducted in 2017 found that about 98% of televisions sold in Malaysia have already achieved 5-star rating. This paper explores the implications of this finding and quantifies the possible savings that can be achieved in terms of electricity savings and emission reductions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)835-838
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Hardware and Architecture

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