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Top Ten

The website www.topten.info presents and compares the most efficient products (best available technologies) of a type. Each website provides the energy consumption of the product, the life-cycle costs, and other key attributes as well as a typical inefficient alternative. The target group are consumers. They can easily compare products and find the energy-efficient and cost-effective appliance.


  • Tholen, Lena (Lead author)
  • Thomas, Stefan (Reviewer)

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References and further reading

  • Attali, Sophie; Bush, Eric (2005): www.topten.info goes European. How to get Mr. Smith hooked to energy efficient appliances. Proceedings of the eceee Summer Study 2005 www.bigee.net/s/4i4ddf
  • Attali, Sophie; Bush, Eric; Kreitz, Therese (2009): Click your way to energy savings. Find out the most efficient products in Europe with a simple click on Euro-Topten websites www.bigee.net/s/x394ns
  • Bush, Eric; Attali, Sophie; Brunner, Conrad U.; Arquit Niederberger, Anne (2007): Topten – Best in Europe. How do best product perform and why aren’t they sold across Europe. Proceedings of the eceee Summer Study 2007 www.bigee.net/s/fyped2
  • Bush, Eric; Arquit Niederberger, Anne; Attali, Sophie; Brunner, Conrad U.; Qiaohong, Cao (2009): TopTen.info: Market Pull for High Efficiency Products. Topten International Group TIG. Proceedings of the EEDAL conference 2009 www.bigee.net/s/tg2ae8
  • Energyrating (n.y.): Energy Rating - Compare Appliances www.bigee.net/s/1ah78y
  • Euro Top Ten (n.y.) Euro-Topten: Project Beschreibung und Analyse www.bigee.net/s/1e56df
  • Sust-it (n.y.): Yes, you’ve sust-it – the best place to find energy saving electricals. About this site www.bigee.net/s/fixa57  


  • Location:
    China, United States, European Union (EU)

  • Type of policy:
    Provision of targeted information

  • Implementation period:
    2006 to present

  • Part of the package:
    United States

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