On March 2, 2020, India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) announced the addition of light commercial air conditioners to the voluntary list of products covered by the Standards & Labeling Programme. The programme specifies the requirement for participating in the star labeling program for single and three phase non ducted single split with, fixed and variable speed air-conditioner with rated capacity above 10.5 kW upto and including 18.0 kW of the vapor compression type covered under the scope of IS 1391 (Part 2):2018 with all amendments being manufactured, imported, commercially purchased or sold in India. All star labelled room air conditioners manufactured, imported, commercially purchased or sold in India, shall have a default setting of 24 ° C without any manual intervention.
IS 1391 (Part 2): 2018 with all amendments
Room Air Conditioners-Specifications – Part 2 Split Air Conditioners
Particular specifications for light commercial air conditioners:
- Standard cooling at full capacity (100%) and half capacity (50%)
- Cooling Seasonal Energy Consumption (CSEC)
- Cooling Seasonal Total Load (CSTL)
- Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (ISEER) for cooling only
- Performance requirements and Test Methods.
- Star Rating plan
- Validity period of the label.
- Test report format
- Label design and its contents.
The star rating parameters for Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio:
(Valid from March 2, 2020 to December 31, 2021)
|Indian Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio(kWh/kWh)|
Example of the label:
The specifications of light commercial air conditioners for the programme can be downloaded from the following URL (in English)