Energy efficiency labeling

In the European Union many household goods, such as washing machines, refrigerators, cookers, etc., are labeled and designed to meet minimum energy efficiency standards.

Labeling helps consumers to choose products that are more energy efficient. Energy labeling requirements for each product group are currently set out in the European Union Labeling Directive 2010/30/EU, and the whole area is coordinated by the European Commission. Products are labeled from A +++ (highest efficiency class) to G (lowest efficiency class).

July 2017 the European Commission published a new Energy Labeling Regulation, which should gradually replace the Labeling Directive. In the future, goods will be labeled more easily, i.e. from A to G, and currently the lowest energy efficiency classes will gradually abandoned. In the future customers will have access to branded data and other information. Moreover, goods that do not meet the required performance conditions and requirements will be prohibited.

Companies can create their own energy efficiency labels using existing efficiency tools.

Last updated: 15-04-2020