Energy efficiency class [energy_efficiency_class], Minimum energy efficiency class [min_energy_efficiency_class], Maximum energy efficiency class [max_energy_efficiency_class]

Use the energy efficiency class [energy_efficiency_class], minimum energy efficiency class [min_energy_efficiency_class] and maximum energy efficiency class [max_energy_efficiency_class] attributes to tell customers the energy label of your product.

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

 Product attribute: energy efficiency class example

When to use

  • Optional for each product

The energy efficiency class [energy_efficiency_class], minimum energy efficiency class [min_energy_efficiency_class] and maximum energy efficiency class [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 implementing acts of Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 and any other applicable local law.

It's strongly recommended that you submit the energy efficiency class [energy_efficiency_class], minimum energy efficiency class [min_energy_efficiency_class] and maximum energy efficiency class [max_energy_efficiency_class] attributes for applicable products. You might need provide this class for these types of products:

refrigerator Freezer centre-align 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 that Google understands the data that you're submitting.

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

Supported values

[Energy Format] A+++ [Energy Format] A++ [Energy Format] A+ [Energy Format] A++ [Energy Format] B
[Energy Format] C [Energy Format] B [Energy Format] E [Energy Format] F [Energy Format] G
Schema.org property
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Product.hasEnergyConsumptionDetails,

Type: EnergyConsumptionDetails

Repeated field No

Formatting for energy efficiency class

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, have a look at the Content API for Shopping.

Formatting for minimum energy efficiency class

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, have a look at the Content API for Shopping.

Formatting for maximum energy efficiency class

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, have a look at the Content API for Shopping.

Guidelines

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

Minimum requirements

These are the requirements that 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 on the Diagnostics page of your Merchant Center account.

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

Best practices

These best practices can help you go beyond the basic requirements to optimise 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 the energy efficiency class attribute will be shown.

Examples

Refrigerator
Product data for a stainless steel refrigerator
Attribute Value
Title [title] Stainless steel refrigerator – 240 litres
Energy efficiency class [energy_efficiency_class] A+
Minimum energy efficiency class [min_energy_efficiency_class] D
Maximum energy efficiency class [max_energy_efficiency_class] A+++

 

Dishwasher
Product data for a built-in dishwasher
Attribute Value
Title [title] Built-in dishwasher – width: 60 cm, depth: 55 cm
Energy efficiency class [energy_efficiency_class] A++
Minimum energy efficiency class [min_energy_efficiency_class] G
Maximum energy efficiency class [max_energy_efficiency_class] A+++

 

Wine cooler
Product data for a wine cooler
Attribute Value
Title [title] Wine cooler – width: 45 cm, depth: 52 cm
Energy efficiency class [energy_efficiency_class] B
Minimum energy efficiency class [min_energy_efficiency_class] F
Maximum energy efficiency class [max_energy_efficiency_class] A
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