energy_efficiency_class, min_energy_efficiency_class, max_energy_efficiency_class: Definition

Use the energy_efficiency_class, min_energy_efficiency_class, and max_energy_efficiency_class attributes to tell users the energy label of your product.

  • The min_energy_efficiency_class value specifies the minimum (least efficient) energy efficiency class on the energy consumption scale for the product category your product belongs to.
  • The max_energy_efficiency_class value specifies the maximum (most efficient) energy efficiency class on the energy consumption scale for the product category your product belongs to.

 Product attribute: energy efficiency class example

When to use

  • Optional for each product

The energy_efficiency_classmin_energy_efficiency_class, and max_energy_efficiency_class attributes are optional, but you may be required to provide this information based on local laws or regulations. For example, if your products target any of the EU member states or Switzerland, consider the legal requirements on this matter defined in the national implementation acts of the EU directive 2017/1369 and any other applicable local law. 

It’s strongly recommended that you submit energy_efficiency_classmin_energy_efficiency_class, and max_energy_efficiency_class for applicable products. You might need provide this class for these types of products:

refrigerator Freezer Washing machines  Tumble dryers Combined washer dryers
Wine-storage appliances Dishwasher Ovens Water heaters Hot water storage appliances
air conditioners Electrical lamps Luminaires Televisions  

Format

Follow these formatting guidelines to make sure Google understands the data you're submitting.

For details on when and how to submit values in English, learn more about submitting your product data

Supported values

[Energy efficiency class grading system] A+++ [Energy efficiency class grading system] A++ [Energy efficiency class grading system] A+ [Energy efficiency class grading system] A++ [Energy efficiency class grading system] B
[Energy efficiency class grading system] C [Energy efficiency class grading system] D [Energy efficiency class grading system] E [Energy efficiency class grading system] F [Energy efficiency class grading system] G
Schema.org property
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Product.hasEnergyConsumptionDetails

Type: EnergyConsumptionDetails

Repeated field No


energy_efficiency_class formatting

File format Example entry
Text feeds

A+

XML feeds  
<g:energy_efficiency_class>A+</g:energy_efficiency_class>

To format your data for Content API, see the Content API for Shopping.

min_energy_efficiency_class formatting

File format Example entry
Text feeds

A+

XML feeds  
<g:min_energy_efficiency_class>A</g:min_energy_efficiency_class>

To format your data for Content API, see the Content API for Shopping.

max_energy_efficiency_class formatting

File format Example entry
Text feeds

D

XML feeds  
<g:max_energy_efficiency_class>D</g:max_energy_efficiency_class>

To format your data for Content API, see the Content API for Shopping.

Guidelines

Follow these guidelines to make sure you submit high-quality data for your products.

Minimum requirements

These are the requirements you'll need to meet to show your product. If you don't follow these requirements, we'll disapprove your product and let you know in the Diagnostics page in your Merchant Center account.

  • The min_energy_efficiency_class value specifies the minimum (least efficient) energy efficiency class on the energy consumption scale for the product category your product belongs to, while the max_energy_efficiency_class value specifies the maximum (most efficient) energy efficiency class on that scale. For example, for a product with an energy efficiency class "C" on a scale from "A+++" to "D", specify energy_efficiency_class=C with max_energy_efficiency_class=A+++ and min_energy_efficiency_class=D
  • The energy_efficiency_class value you provide must be within the range of the min_efficiency_class value and the max_energy_efficiency_class value. For example, if your range runs from A (most efficient, max_energy_efficiency_class) down to D (least efficient, min_efficiency_class), your energy_efficiency_class value may not be G.

Best practices

These best practices can help you go beyond the basic requirements to optimize your product data for performance.

  • Submit either the unit_pricing_measure or energy_efficiency_class attribute; do not submit both. If both attributes are present, only energy_efficiency_class will be shown.

Examples

Refrigerator
Product Stainless Steel Refrigerator
title Stainless Steel Refrigerator - 240 liters
energy_efficiency_class A+
min_energy_efficiency_class     D
max_energy_efficiency_class     A+++
Dishwasher
Product Dishwasher
title Built in Dishwasher - width: 60 cm, depth: 55 cm
energy_efficiency_class A++
min_energy_efficiency_class     G
max_energy_efficiency_class     A+++
Wine cooler
Product Wine cooler
title Wine Cooler - width: 45 cm, depth: 52 cm
energy_efficiency_class B
min_energy_efficiency_class     F
max_energy_efficiency_class    A
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