Energy Labelling Directive

A new Energy Labelling regulation 2017/1369 was adopdet in July 2017, replacing the former Energy Labelling Directive 2010/30/EU. It includes several big new, such as a reintroduction of the original A-G scale for labbelling and a new database (EPREL).

New Energy Labelling Scale

The new labelling regulation will reintroduce the original A-G scale for future labels and establish a common product registry database to support market surveillance.
The rescaling of the old labelling will apply to a total of 15 product groups – including some of the most energy-consuming home appliances (i.e. refrigerators, washing machines).

European Product Registry for Energy Labelling (EPREL)

As of 1 January 2019, suppliers (manufacturers, importers or authorised representatives) need to register their appliances, which require an energy label in the European Product Database for Energy Labelling (EPREL), before selling them on the European market. 

The Energy Labelling Directive

The former Energy Labelling Directive Directive 2010/30/EU was adopted by the European Parliament and Council in May 2010. It extended the energy labelling to energy-related products in the commercial and industrial sectors, for example cold storage rooms and vending machines.

Energy labelling requirements are already in force for a number of products and the Commission will continuously adopt delegated regulations for energy labelling in parallel with the adoption of the Ecodesign regulations.

Regulations with energy labelling requirements are presented at the Eco-design Products & status website. The regulation for online labelling entered into force in June 2014.

Date

Process

Key documents/links

July 4, 2017 New labelling regulation Energy Labelling Directive 2017/1369
Sept 4, 2015 eceee views submitted eceee labelling proposal position (pdf)
July 15, 2015 New labelling regulation proposal launched Proposed regulation (pdf)
2014 Ecodesign and Labelling evaluation finalised Ecodesign and Labelling evaluation
June 18, 2010 Directive published in the OJ Final regulation (pdf)
May 19, 2010 Recast Directive adopted Directive 2010/30/EU (doc)

Products & status