Top Runner Program

Developing the World’s Best Energy-Efficient Appliances

The Top Runner Program was introduced in 1999 as a countermeasure to reduce energy consumption in civil sector and transportation sector. This program is the standard of energy efficiency for products and applied to 31 products of machinery, equipment and vehicles prescribed under the Energy Conservation Law.

[ Brochure data (as of March 2015) ] (Source: METI)
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* For details regarding the formulation of Top Runner Standards, please see “Final Reports on the Top Runner Target Product Standards”


 Promotion video of “Top Runner Program”

This video has especially made for G8 Summit held in Toyako.

Highlight from ENEX 2008 (Draft version) ※ This video is available only in Japanese



This video was recorded at ENEX 2008 in Tokyo. AEEC made a debut producing the original booth for the first time. The event achieved a great success by tremendous efforts of staff involved and tens of thousands of visitors.

Training in Japan



ECCJ is implementing the training program by inviting governmental officers and experts from Asian countries. Through this program, ECCJ introduced Japanese legislation system, policy and measures, and technology on energy conservation to China, India and ASEAN countries.

Promotion video of Top Runner Program (Short version)



This video has especially made in order to promote advanced technology of Japanese energy efficiency and conservation at G8 Summit held in Toyako(Northern Japan). High standards and ceaseless efforts are all for the bright future.