Mandatory Construction Material Standard - Top Runner Program

Last updated: 16 October 2019

The Top Runner Program is a mandatory standard programme based on the Energy Conservation Act targeting manufacturers and importers of energy-consuming products.


Energy efficiency of construction material has been recognized as the important measure to facilitate energy efficiency in housing and construction sector, and under this circumstance, there was an amendment to the Act to newly target construction materials such as window (sash and multi-layered glass), on Nov. 2015, and  insulation material on Dec. 2015.


Manufacturers and other entities of top-runner building materials are required to achieve energy efficiency criteria within the target fiscal year (2022).

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