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BEE Registration for Room Air Conditioner

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BEE Registration for Room Air ConditionerThe most basic sort of air conditioner is a window air conditioner. It is a single unit that contains all of the parts and components in a single box or case. This type of air conditioner is typically hung or installed in a window and connects to a standard electrical socket. It's practical because it can be moved from window to window and runs independently of the home's HVAC system. 

The basics of operation for a window air conditioner are the same as for any other form of air conditioning system. It makes use of refrigeration capabilities to remove heat and humidity from a space while allowing cool air to circulate. A thermostat, a fan or blower, refrigerant tubing, a compressor, an evaporator coil, and a condenser coil are the essential components.

What is the Importance of BEE?

The main objective of BEE star labelling scheme is to ensure that the end consumers of India gets high energy efficiency products.

In May 2006, Minister of Power launched star labelling program to make electrical appliances more energy efficient. Under the province of this scheme, total 26 products are covered. From which 10 are covered under mandatory scheme and 16 under voluntary scheme.

Bee Registration Product Process

Mandatory Product List

Bee Registration Mandatory Product List

Voluntary Product List

Bee Registration Voluntary Product List

What Does The Star Rating Means?

Any buyer willing to buy a BEE registered product can identify the product energy efficiency just by looking at the number of stars the label on the product have. More the stars, more energy efficient is the product and more electricity it will save. 

A 5 star rated product has the highest efficiency and the 1 star rated product has the lowest efficiency. 

The star label acts as an energy efficiency guide for the end consumer or buyer. However, in the market the price of the 5 star rated products are on a high side as compared to the 1 star or 2 star rated products. But on a long term the high efficient product save you more money on your electricity bills.

BEE Registration Process

The entire BEE registration process is categorised in three major steps, which include online fillings and hardcopy submission. The entire lifecycle of getting your product registered with BEE involves company registration followed with product testing and model approval. Below is a brief description of the process involved on each step of registration.

Bee Registration Process

Company Registration: The very first step of star labelling registration is to get the company registered with the BEE on their online portal. Any manufacturer/importer/trader who wishes to apply under the scheme has to undergo this step. The registration process involves submission of mandatory documents and details of the applicant. Documents such as ISO 9001, Trademark, COI, Authorisation letter etc. are required to be uploaded at the time of online filling. Also, the applicant needs to submit the hardcopy originals to the Bureau of Energy office.

Apart from the online filling, the applicant needs to pay a fees of 1, 00,000/- (If the applicant is a large scale industry) or 25,000/- (If the applicant is a MSME).

Bee Registration Comapny

Testing: Once the company registration application is approved by the bureau, the applicant receives login credentials for his portal over the registered email ID. Using the same the applicant can fill the model registration application. However before proceeding with the model registration process, the applicant needs to get his products tested from an NABL accredited lab or from an ILAC MRA lab. The test report must be as per the BEE defined format and must consist of all the testing parameters. For product testing, the applicant needs to share the testing documents along with the product sample as prescribed by the testing facility. Also, before applying for the model registration, it must be cross checked that the LAB reports issue date is not greater than 90 days. 

Model Registration: Once the testing is complete, the applicant can now apply for model registration on the online BEE portal. The registration requires mandatory documents in specified format along with the test report (not older than 90 days). Once all the documents and details are uploaded online along with a sample label. A fees of INR 2000 is to be paid to the bureau. 

Once the application is submitted online, all the hardcopy originals along with online application and payment receipt are too submitted to the department.

The department scrutinizes all the submitted and received documents to provide the final license to the applicant. 

Bee Registration Model

Validity for BEE Registration

The BEE validity is dependent upon the labelling period which is released by the bureau. For example the current labelling period for Variable Air Conditioner is 1st January 2021 to 31st December 2023, hence before 31st December 2023, the applicant has two options, either to degrade its star rating or to renew the same star rating as per the new released table by making necessary changes in their product and enhance its efficiency.

Sample Label and labelling period

Energy efficiency labels are mandatory labels affixed to a registered product, describing its energy efficiency and consumption. A star rating, ranging from 1 to 5 in the ascending order of energy efficiency is provided to the permitted and products registered with the Bureau.  

A label period is the duration prescribed by BEE for which the star rating of a product is valid. When the label period for a particular product is revised by the department, the star rating calculation table and energy performance criteria for the product also upgrades. 

Bee Registration Sample Label and Labelling Period

This portion of the site is for informational purposes only. The content is not legal advice. The statements and opinions are the expression of author, not corpseed, and have not been evaluated by corpseed for accuracy, completeness, or changes in the law.

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Author
Sagar Sharma
I have over 8 years of experience working in product regulatory compliance. Currently, I work as the operations head at Corpseed Ites Pvt Ltd, where my Job role is providing best in class consulting in the field of product compliance.