Washing machines

All documents related to the mapping and benchmarking of domestic washing machines (clothes washers) are shown below. International comparisons of performance are shown in the Main Reports section with reports on individual countries listed in the Country Mapping Reports section:


Main Reports

Washing machines Benchmarking Report

Washing machines Benchmarking Report

This international comparison of the energy performance of washing machines (clothes washers) concludes that significant initial differences in unit energy consumption between countries have reduced markedly in recent years. Challenging and regularly revised MEPS appear to have been the most effective method of reducing consumption but improvements in unit energy efficiency are at least partially down to increasing capacities.

Washing machines Benchmarking Graphs Spreadsheet

Washing machines Policy Brief

Washing machines Summary Policy Brief

This briefing summarises the outcomes of the benchmarking report above, highlighting the main lessons from the international comparison of washing machines (clothes washers) in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Denmark, the EU, the Republic of Korea, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.

Washing machines Policy Brief Graphs Spreadsheet

Webinar and Presentations

Washing machines Webinar Video

Washing machines Webinar Video

Stuart Jeffcott presents the main findings of the international comparison of the energy performance of washing machines (clothes washers) in this webinar recorded in March 2013.

Washing machines Presentation

Washing machines Overview Presentation for Annex Participants

Mapping & Benchmarking Annex Overview Materials

IEA 4E Mapping and Benchmarking Annex Overview

Introduction to the IEA 4E Mapping and Benchmarking Annex

A synopsis of key policy lessons learned from the Mapping and Benchmarking Annex

Cartographie et analyse comparative – aperçu général de l’Annexe. (Annex overview in French)

매핑과 벤치마킹 에넥스 개요 (Annex Overview in Korean)

Mapping and Benchmarking Annex Übersicht (Annex Overview in German)

Current Mapping Reports



Australia Mapping Report


Austria Mapping Report


Canada Mapping Report


China Mapping Report


Denmark Mapping Report


EU Mapping Report

Republic  of Korea

Rep. of Korea Mapping Report


Switzerland Mapping Report

United Kingdom

United Kingdom Mapping Report


USA Mapping Report

Product Definition

Washing machines Product Definition


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