Leading manufacturers and traders of energy-saving products in 2021 honoured

December 16, 2021 | 14:53
139 certified products of the highest energy efficiency standards in 2021 have been identified at the Top Runner 2021 awards ceremony of the Energy Efficiency Award in Industry-Construction 2021.
Leading manufacturers and traders of energy-saving products in 2021 honoured
The Energy Efficiency Award in Industry-Construction 2021. Photo: GIZ

The certified products with the highest energy efficiency standards in 2021 will receive a label from the Ministry of Industry and Trade and a QR code when brought to the market.

The awards were launched by the Steering Board of the Vietnam National Energy Efficiency Programme under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in cooperation with the Vietnam Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency Association (VECEA) and GIZ.

The Energy Efficiency Awards 2021 are aimed at promoting energy-saving solutions in business and honouring models and solutions that use energy economically and efficiently in the field of industrial production and in construction, and at the same time, encourage enterprises to implement advanced technology and management solutions.

At the awards ceremony, Markus Bissel, head of Energy Efficiency Component/4E Project, GIZ Energy Support Programme noted: "The Energy Efficiency Award in Industry 2021 is an opportunity for the German government to actively support the MoIT in raising awareness about the potential for the economical and efficient use of energy in the industry, honouring businesses and outstanding individuals, as well as promoting and contributing to the replication of energy efficiency solutions.”

The Energy Efficiency Awards are an annual activity implemented within the framework of the National Energy Efficiency Programme for 2019-2030 (VNEEP 3).

Industry accounts for more than 47 per cent of the total national energy consumption. Surveys estimate the potential for energy savings in the industry in Vietnam at about 20-30 per cent. Meanwhile, the level of energy waste in construction remains massive. The Ministry of Construction expects the potential for energy savings to be at 30-35 per cent, with the annual growth rate of the total floor area put into use of over 40 per cent.

In addition, according to the MoIT, under the Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labeling Programme, since July 1, 2013, over 90 per cent of household appliances have energy efficiency labels. The programme has eliminated the consumption of incandescent light bulbs and improved the energy efficiency for six types of energy-intensive products (transformers, air conditioners, rice cookers, electric fans, tube fluorescent lamps, CFL).

By Nguyen Thu

What the stars mean:

★ Poor ★ ★ Promising ★★★ Good ★★★★ Very good ★★★★★ Exceptional