Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling in Jordan

Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling in Jordan

This project involves the electrical side of energy (as opposed to transportation, natural gas for heating or cooking etc…) for residential purposes, covering approximately 40% of Jordan’s total electrical consumption as of 2011. Jordan faces considerable energy challenges at the supply level such that 96-98% of the raw material required to generate electricity is imported from neighboring countries. This has caused the country to consider its options in regards to reducing the overall energy consumption. Most energy projects in the country tend to cover the supply side, this project takes the innovative approach of considering the supply side (ie. consumer). Specifically, increasing the penetration rate of energy efficient home appliances (air conditioners, washing machines, refrigerators and freezers) in Jordanian homes is the approach this project will follow to achieve its goal

Main Outputs

  • Enhanced capacities in Government and energy agency units for appliance EE policy development, implementation and market surveillance
  • Structured verification and enforcement of appliance EE labels and standards
  • Consumer and retailer awareness raised and improved marketing of appliance EE standards and labels
  • Improved manufacturers’ capacity to produce and market EE appliances
  • Achievements

  • Media Awareness Campaign for Energy Efficiency label carried out through (Radio, TVs)
  • Open days at different universities took place to introduce Energy Efficiency Labels
  • Surveys, questioners and broachers were distributed in addition to Social Media Campaign (Facebook, Twitter).
  • And Awareness campaign for Retailers and stakeholders in Amman, Irbid and Aqaba
  • Established laboratory for washing machines to be established by the end of this year.
  • Status


    Start Date

    June 2010

    End Date

    December 2014 

    Focus Area




    Implementing Partner

    National Energy Research Centre