Saudi Arabia as the greatest worldwide economies, has established a compulsory energy labelling system for electrical appliances, in order to reduce the energy consumption. These regulations apply as well to the air conditioning and heat pump appliances.
Saudi Arabia Standards Organization (SASO) and Saudi Energy Efficiency Center ( SEEC) procedures require that air conditioning and heat pump equipment complies with energy efficiency requirements according to standard SASO 2663 “Energy labelling and minium energy performance requirements for air-conditioners”, and tests according to SASO 2681 (split or windows type) or SASO 2682 (ducted type). SASO establishes as well that exporters/manufacturers will carry out their measurements in testing laboratories approved by SASO.
CEIS has been included in the authorized laboratories SASO database, increasing its accreditation scope with standards SASO 2663, SASO 2681 and SASO 2682. Thus, CEIS becomes the first European laboratory recognized by Saudi Arabia Authorities in the framework of energy labelling for air conditioning.