EU Domestic Appliances

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28.09.2005
EU Domestic Appliances

EU Domestic Appliances

The energy demand for domestic appliances in households increases. Comfort and higher standards of living, consumer electronics and the Internet are some of the reasons. Effective ways to sensitize consumers and producers for the growing energy demand are the "EU labelling schemes" and the "Minimum Efficiency Requirements".


Legislation on Energy Labelling of household appliances

The EU labelling schemes increase the consumer awareness by pointing out the real energy use of household appliances through a label.The prize orientated consumer has now an environmental variable to compare energy using products.


  • Commission Directive amending Directive 94/2/EC implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of

      household electric refrigerators, freezers and their combinations


  • Commission Directive implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of

      household electric ovens


  • Commission Directive implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of

      household air-conditioner

      (Text with EEA relevance)

  • Commission Directive implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of

      household lamps


  • Commission Directive implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of

      household dishwashers

      (Text with EEA relevance)

  • Commission Directive implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of

      household combined washer-driers


  • Commission Directive implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of

      household electric tumble driers


  • Commission Directive implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of

      household washing machines


  • Commission Directive implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of

      household electric refrigerators, freezers and their combinations, amended by Commission Directive 2003/66/EC


  • Council Directive on the indication by labelling and standard product information of the consumption of

      energy and other resources by household appliances


  • Minimum Efficiency Requirements

    The aim is to encourage producers to lower energy consumption of household appliances during the use phase by improving the product design.


  • Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on energy efficiency requirements for

      ballasts for fluorescent lighting


  • Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on energy efficiency requirements for

      household electric refrigerators, freezers and combinations thereof


  • Council Directive on efficiency requirements for

      new hot-water boilers fired with liquid or gaseous fuels