Policy Guide

Top Runner Approach


  • Tholen, Lena (Lead author)
  • Adria, Oliver (Author)
  • Bethge, Jan Per (Author)
  • Adisorn, Thomas (Author)
  • Thomas, Stefan (Reviewer)

References and further reading

  • Bunse, Maike; Irrek, Wolfgang; Herrendorf, Martin; Machiba, Tomoo; Kuhndt, Michael (2007): Top Runner Approach www.bigee.net/s/crhvyi
  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) (2010): Japan Energy Conservation Handbook (2010) www.bigee.net/s/xziha8
  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) (2010a): Top Runner Program: Developing the World’s best Energy-Efficient Appliances www.bigee.net/s/fib6yw
  • Nordqvist, Joakim (2006): Evaluation of Japan's Top Runner Programme - Within the Framework of the AID-EE Project www.bigee.net/s/1vku52
  • Siderius, Hans-Paul; Nakagami, Hidetoshi (2012): A MEPS is a MEPS is a MEPS: comparing Ecodesign and Top Runner schemes for setting product efficiency standards. In: Energy Efficiency, pp. 1-19. www.bigee.net/s/ycqfzc
  • Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (2005): The Top Runner Program in Japan – its effectiveness and implications for the EU, Report 5515 www.bigee.net/s/nq6d5g

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