News

15th August 2017

The New Energy Labelling Regulation has officially entered into force. The regulation was published on July 28th in the EU Official journal. Whilst welcomed amongst green groups, the transition to the new label will likely be a slow process and may cause confusion for consumers during the overlap period. The product database, providing an overview of products in the EU, is expected in 2019. Labels will not include the “+” anymore and return to an A to G scale with a defined rescale trigger mechanism, helping to improve the effectiveness of the label.

New Energy Label Regulation from the Official Journal of the European Union, July 2017: Framework Regulation for Energy Labelling.

Briefing by ECOS, June 13th 2017: The revised Energy Labelling Regulation.

4th August 2017

LED lighting listings updated

  

New listings of LED GLS, Filament and Spots are available, with running costs and links to our partner retailers. Is it time for an upgrade?

You can find the latest listings here. Also see our product guide for information on choosing the right lumen value and colour temperature.

June 2017

Topten selected as finalist for EU Sustainability Week award

Topten ACT is in the mix for an award along with several other great energy-efficiency, renewables and financing projects at EU Sustainability Week. Find out more.

17th May 2017

Dishwashers put through their paces by Topten

Which of the programmes on your dishwasher is the most energy hungry? Can dishwashers recognise when they are on test and adapt their performance accordingly? How much energy is wasted when the machine is only half full?  

All of these questions and more are asked and answered in our new report here.  

30th March 2017

New Market Monitoring Report on White Goods

Topten has a new report looking at energy-efficiency and price trends of white goods - how much effect has Ecodesign had on reducing energy use and improving appliance innovation?

You can download the report here and a summary here.

24th January 2017

Win an OWL micro+ energy monitor in our competition

If you're trying to get your electricity bills under control, knowing how much energy you're using in real time can help.

Topten UK has teamed up with Ecotopia to offer the chance to win an OWL micro+ energy monitor from their energy saving product range. See how making small changes at home and upgrading to more efficient products can instantly save you money. 

 

Ecotopia is one of Topten UK's partner retailers, stocking several of the energy saving LED bulbs in our lighting section. You can also check out their website for a range of eco-friendly products for your home.

 Go to the competition

 

9th January 2017

Professional refrigeration now featured on Topten UK

With energy labelling and ecodesign requirements applying since July 2016, professional refrigeration is the latest product group to be featured on Topten UK.

We've set criteria to narrow down the best performing professional refrigerators and freezers to help save energy costs around food storage.  

Listings cover 1-door, 2-door and compact models and can be found here.

21st October 2016

Ecodesign saves consumers up to £300 every year

A new study produced by European Consumer Association BEUC, and its sister organisation ANEC has quantified the approximate savings afforded to the average household by Ecodesign and Energy Labelling policies.

Find out more here.

 29th September 2016

New 4E report on Global Effectiveness of Standards and Labelling

A new 4E report confirms that efficiency standards and labels are cost-effective measures to reduce CO2 emissions. 

29th July 2016

New JRC report on energy efficiency

A new JRC report on Energy Efficiency has found that 2014 saw the lowest EU energy consumption since 2000.  A number of trends on the consumption of appliances were also reported: the average consumption of a fridge-freezer dropped 25% in a decade; the average washing machine now uses 15% less water compared to 2004.

Looking at the four main sectors, residential, tertiary, transport and industry, the analysis looks at the effect of measures taken by the EU, such as Ecodesign and Energy Labelling, to reduce energy consumption and improve efficiency.

Find out more here.

12th July 2016

New washing machine and vacuum cleaner listings

Topten UK brings together the most energy efficient products on the market in one place - we've made another set of updates of our washing machine and vacuum cleaner listings - check out the laundry and cleaning section.

Product listings show the approximate purchase and running costs and compare these with a model from a a lower energy class to illustrate the savings possible.

30th June 2016

Listings updated

We've updated our lists for televisions, freezers, refrigerators, LED light bulbs and dishwashers.  Click on the relevant section to see the energy and cost savings available from upgrading to the most efficient products on the market.

Our listings now come with links to enable you to find products on Google shopping.

 25th May 2016

Give us your feedback and win a FairPhone or coffee machine

Topten UK brings together the most energy efficient products on the market in one place, enabling you to make the best purchase choice for the environment and your energy bill.

We'd like your feedback on the website and how we can make it better, so we've put together a short 20 question survey on your user experience.

Participants will be entered into a draw to win a FairPhone (left) or one of two coffee machines - the Bosch Tassimo Joy (centre) or the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo (right, colours may vary to that shown).

         

This survey is now closed.  Thank you for your participation.