Thursday July 18, 2019 | Bureau of Standards Jamaica
Energy Efficiency Programme
The Bureau of Standards (BSJ) has revamped its Energy Efficiency and Labelling Programme, which requires importers, distributors and retailers of refrigerators and freezers to submit these items for energy efficiency tests by the BSJ laboratories or other accredited laboratories. The programme has been revamped as a direct result of the improved testing facilities completed under a World Bank funded project. The programme has also been broadened to include room air conditioners. As Jamaica's climatic condition and power supply differ from the testing labs overseas the information on the energy efficiency labels that normally accompanies these appliances would not be relevant to the Jamaican market.