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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 to the design of energy consuming appliances according to efficiency and environmental criteria. It focuses on the manufacturer.

Energy Labelling focuses on the consumer. It aims at providing the end-consumers with more information regarding the products energy performance, fostering the acquisition of more energy efficient products.

Besides the product label, these regulation foresee also a new type of label, the PACKAGE LABEL. Depending on whether the label is provided by the manufacturer or issued by the dealer or installer, they have to comply with different duties. More information on the responsibilities of the different actors.