CLASP regularly updates the CPRC with latest policy information to ensure accuracy and reliability.
CLASP conducts frequent and thorough research to maintain the CPRC. All policy information featured in the database is collected directly from official government websites or from policymakers and reliable partners. When available, policies in the CPRC database include a link to an official policy. In the absence of publicly available information, we may reference a partner’s presentation, a website, or specify the absence of such information in a note on the policy detail page.
All policies are categorized according to Policy Instrument, Policy Approach, and Product Type - with notes that detail any and all revisions.
Policy Instruments and Policy ApproachExpand All
Definition of the category “Policy Instruments”
In the CPRC, Policy Instruments include four sub-categories: "Minimum Performance Standards," "Comparative Labels," "Endorsement Labels," and "Quality Standards."
Definition of the category “Policy Approach”
Under this category, the CPRC database specifies whether a standard or labeling requirement is "Mandatory" (legally binding) or "Voluntary" (not legally binding).
Adopted & Revised
Policies whose status is "Entered into Force" will be marked as "Adopted" with a corresponding adoption year. Policies that have been revised will be marked as "Revised" with a corresponding year of revision.Expand All
The "Revised" field indicates the year when the policy was last revised. We only keep track of the latest revision. If the "Revised" field is blank, it means the adopted policy has not yet been revised.
Our taxonomy includes policies for 132 products. We categorized Policy Instruments under 14 filterable high-level categories. The details of each category are presented below.Expand All
This category includes policies for: “Audiovisual,” “Information Technology,” “Other-Electronics,” and “Power Supply and Power Conversion.” The “Other Electronics” sub-category includes general consumer products such as “Hair Dryers,” “Vacuum Cleaners,” and other miscellaneous electronics.
“Motors and Motor-Driven Equipment” category
Under “Motors,” policies are classified by “1-Phase Motors,” “3-Phase Motors,” and “Variable Speed Drives.” The motor technology is not monitored due to the differences in national products’ regulations. “Motor-Driven Equipment” includes “Air Compressors,” “Elevators,” and "Refrigerant Compressors."
This category includes policies for: "Agricultural Pumps," “Building Circulator Pumps,” "Pool Pumps," "Pumps Other," "Pump Systems," and “Solar Water Pumps.” Heat pumps are under the “Space Heating and Space Cooling” category.
"Space Heating and Space Cooling” category
Under this category, we include products for on- and off-grid "Space Heating," such as “Boilers and Furnaces,” “Heat Pumps,” and "Portable Heaters." The "Air Conditioning" sub-category covers seven AC product types and the "Ventilation" sub-category covers nine types of fans.
This category includes policies for: "Water Fixtures" and "Water Heating." Specifically, the "Water Fixtures" sub-category includes water efficiency policies for: “Showers or Showerheads,” “Taps or Faucets,” “Toilets,” and “Urinals.”