EcoDesign and Energy Labelling Directives
The EcoDesign and Energy Labelling Directives were published respectively in 2009 and 2010. These regulations express the Commission’s commitment towards energy efficiency, compelling the market to offer more efficient energy consuming products, in a “from design to operation” perspective.
EcoDesign refers do the design of energy consuming appliances according to efficiency and environmental criteria. It focuses on the manufacturer of a product.
Energy Labelling focuses on the consumer. The idea is to make different products and product packages comparable and to facilitate consumers to make decisions with awareness of the future use of energy.