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About Top-10 Lithuania

In Lithuania, To-10 ACT is brought to you by Lithuanian National Consumer Federation. Our experts help people to save energy every day; through our impartial advice, commitment to undertaking research and work with businesses, national authorities and other stakeholders we are influential in driving behaviour change and inspiring new energy efficiency programmes and policies. 

We have been part of an international consortium developing and maintaining national TopTen websites since 2008. The consortium is led by the Topten International Group, which was formed in Switzerland in 2000. Since then, 19 European national TopTen sites have been established, as well as sites in China and the USA.

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In Europe, the work of the TopTen partners has been funded by the European Commission since 2006.

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What are Top-10 and its aims?

Top-10 provides consumers with at the moment, best-in-class listings for a variety of energy-using products, including consumer electronics, home appliances, cold appliances, cars, office equipment, lighting.

TopTen is a global initiative consisting of a family of national websites that allow consumers to view and compare the most efficient energy-using products available on their country.

By showcasing the best performing models, Top-10 provides a platform for manufacturers to demonstrate market leadership in using the most energy-saving technology across their product ranges.

Top-10 also monitors market transformation for each product by compiling data on the models available in each energy label class and makes this information available to consumers.

How are the Top-10 listings compiled?

Common to all Top-10 websites is a rigorous selection methodology for each product group based on existing EU regulation and international energy measurement standards. Product information provided by manufacturers is independently verified by the national Top-10 teams and Top-10’s selection criteria are published on the website.

Top-10 product listings are compiled by looking at the market for a specific product category. Each product category is split into sub-categories by size or capacity. These can range from several hundred to more than 1,000 models across the different brands available.

The ten or so best performing models from each sub-category are then selected by filtering the overall list. To qualify for the Top-10 listing, models have to comply with a set of rigorous selection criteria developed by the TopTen partner organisations across Europe.

The main selection factor is the Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) rating of the model. The EEI considers energy consumption and typical usage patterns for the specific product and is intended to allow comparison of different technologies used across individual models. The closer the value of EEI is to zero, the more efficient is the appliance.

Manufacturers are required to provide this type of information to the regulatory authorities in compliance with the EU Energy Labelling and Energy-related Products Directives. Once the best performing models have been identified, the Top-10 team verifies the product declaration for each model.

Disclaimer

The sole responsibility for the content of this website lies with the authors. It does not reflect the opinion of the European Commission.

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