Top Runner

Japan Top Runner

Type:Voluntary Label
Links:Top Runner Home Page

A best practices approach implemented by the Japanese Ministry for Economic Trade and Industry (METI, formerly MITI) in order to lower CO2 emissions as required by Japan's Law Concerning the Rational Use of Energy.

The Top Runner approach identifies the most efficient product in the market and turns its specs into the level that all similar products must meet by a specified date. Standby requirements currently exist for computers, copiers, TVs, and VCRs, with more anticipated in the future.