We have compiled and published the following energy performance standards for electrical appliances with Sri Lanka Standards Institute.
|Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)||SLS 1225||1611/10 of 22ndJuly 2009||Download||Mandatory energy label available.|
|Ceiling fans||SLS 1600||1794/15 of 22nd January 2013||Download||Mandatory energy label available.|
|Ballasts||SLS 1200||1971/12 of 15thJune 2016||Mandatory energy label available.|
|Linear Fluorescent Lamps||SLS 1625||1971/12 of 15thJune 2016||Mandatory energy label available.|
|Refrigerators||SLS 1690||N/A||Download||Voluntary labelling available|
|Air conditioners||SLS 1586||N/A||Labelling programme is in progress|
|Computers||SLS 1580||N/A||Download||Labelling programme is in progress|
|LED||SLS 1530||2177/3 of 26th May 2020||Download||Mandatory energy label available.|
|Electric Motors||SLS 1525||N/A||Labelling programme is in progress|
Guideline for Sustainable Energy Residences presents design ideas for home builders on design strategies that would reduce the monthly energy bill.
The clause 36 (2) (f) of the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority Act, No.35 of 2007 empowers the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) to specify and enforce a code of practice on efficient energy utilization in buildings. Giving due regard to this, SLSEA has revised and finalized the Code of Practice for Energy Efficient Buildings in Sri Lanka, which was first published in 2008, with the assistance of professionals of building sector and considering subsequent public comments received. The new edition of the code was compiled in 2021.
Benchmarking is the practice of comparing the measured performance of a device, process, facility, or organisation to itself, its peers, or established norms, with the goal of informing and motivating performance improvement. When applied to energy use, benchmarking serves as a mechanism to measure energy performance of a single product or service over time. We have published energy consumption benchmarks for five key sectors. Based on survey inputs, targeting organisations to go for incremental levels of energy efficiency these benchmarks are revised, and the revised benchmarks are expected to be published this year. If a product or service performs lower than the standard, the benchmark offers a realistic energy goal. Then systematic energy management - establishing action plan, implementing strategies, monitoring energy consumption and continuous improvement - can be practiced.
Benchmarking is useful for state and local government property owners and facility operators, managers, and designers. It facilitates energy accounting, comparing a facility's energy use to similar facilities to assess opportunities for improvement, and quantifying / verifying energy savings. Currently benchmark regulation has been drafted for Finanacila and retail sector and will be gazette by 2022.