Energy Labelling Directive in Europe
Energy labelling is used in legislation in Europe for electrical products where marketing studies show that consumers pay attention to energy use of the product.
Examples are white goods, televisions.
The Energy labelling directive 2010/30/EU prescribes that we shall be able to compare environmental data for the different products when we buy in store. Information requirements are product specific, but consist of a visible product label when displayed in store and a more comprehensive product fiche.
The requirement for labelling are now being extended to also include purchase over internet. Meaning that if you look at products on internet store you shall be able to see relevant environmental data.
Services by Nemko:
- Testing of the relevant product
- Consulting on legislation
Product categories covered as of Q1, 2014.
- Boilers and combi-boilers
- Water heaters
- Consumer Electronics: TV
- Office lighting
- Room air conditioning
- Domestic refrigerators and freezers
- Domestic dishwashers
- Domestic washing machines
- Household tumble driers
- Vacuum cleaners
- Domestic lighting part I and II
- Domestic and commercial ovens
- Domestic and commercial hobs and grills