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Europe - Draft Regulations on Energy Labeling and Eco-design

Europe
December 17, 2018

By Elena Andreula, EMEA Regulatory Program Expert

The European Commission has released the draft regulations on Energy Labeling and Eco-design requirements for refrigerating appliances, household dishwashers, household washing machines and household washer-dryers.

Therefore, the following Commission Regulations should be repealed:

  • (EC) No 643/2009 – Eco-design requirements for refrigerating appliances
  • (EU) No 1060/2010 - Energy Labeling requirements for refrigerating appliances
  • (EU) No 1016/2010 - Eco-design requirements for household dishwashers
  • (EU) No 1059/2010 - Energy Labeling requirements for household dishwashers
  • (EC) No 1015/2010 – Eco-design requirements for household washing machines and household washer-dryers
  • (EU) No 1061/2010 and Directive 90/60/EC - Energy Labeling requirements for household washing machines and household washer-dryers

 

Main proposal objectives

  • Review and update the current energy label with a new layout, an A to G rescaled energy label, and a QR code linking the model information to the public part of the product registration database has been introduced
  • Clarify the scope and set the appropriate requirements for the different product groups
  • Introduce new calculation methods and requirements
  • Facilitate compliance checks and market surveillance introducing the EU Product Database for Energy Labeling (EPREL) where manufacturers should enter and provide product information and data

 

Layout of the new Energy Label for household washing machines

 

Layout of the new Energy Label for household washer-dryers

Layout of the new Energy Label for household refrigerating appliances

 


Layout of the new Energy Label for household dishwashers

 

Obligations of suppliers in relation to the product database

  • Beginning January 2019, any new model shall be registered in the database
  • Until June 2019, all models placed on the market between August1, 2017 and January 1, 2019 shall be registered in the database
  • Only models placed on the market before August 1, 2017 may be registered
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