Topten Act

Topten is a consumer-oriented online search tool, which presents the best appliances in various product categories. The key criteria are energy efficiency, impact on the environment, quality. As a communication tool it helps to show how our energy consumption causes climate change and what we can do personally to reduce our impact. It is also a powerful instrument to influence manufacturers.

Topten was launched in 2000 in Switzerland. Since then, 16 additional European national Topten sites have been established, as well as China and the United States. Topten is rigorous and transparent, independent from producers and commercial distributors. Topten relies on neutral tests and analysis of independent institutions, labels and on standardized declarations of manufacturers (e.g. EU-directives for household appliances).

For more information about the international consortium, please click here.

Funded by: Commissione Europea, Programma Horizon 2020

Period: 2015-2018

Contact point: Riccardo Nigro (