The Government of India set up Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) (Website: on 1st March 2002 under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. The mission of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency is to assist in developing policies and strategies with a thrust on self-regulation and market principles, within the overall framework of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 with the primary objective of reducing energy intensity of the Indian economy. (Source) One of the the Major Regulatory Functions of BEE is to develop minimum energy performance standards and labeling design for equipment and appliances.   A key objective of this scheme is to provide the consumer an informed choice about the energy saving and thereby cost saving potential of the relevant marketed product. The S&L scheme was launched on a voluntary basis for Air conditioners, Refrigerators, TFLs and Distribution Transformers. The Scheme targets display of energy performance labels on high energy end use equipment & appliances and lays down minimum energy performance standards. Whether it is a fridge, an ac, a motor, a pump, a transformer… or a ceiling fan you should look for the BEE rating. Ceiling Fans are presently included under the voluntary schemes unlike A.C.s which are included under the mandatory scheme. SuperFans have got the best rating for a ceiling fan – 5-Star!

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