Energy labels are mandatory for all electrical products sold in the European Union for which a label requirement or regulation exists. They also apply to any other products expected to impact energy consumption and other energy-related products directly or indirectly.
For instance, the following products must bear an energy label:
- air conditioners
- washing machines and driers
- lamps and luminaries
- domestic ovens
- refrigerators and freezers
- ventilation units, etc.
If your product needs to bear an energy label, the label must indicate the following:
- how the product rank on a scale from A to G according to its energy consumption. Please note that Class A (green) is the most energy-efficient rank, while Class G (red) is the least energy-efficient rank.
- Additional information, such as eco-design requirements and energy-saving characteristics.
Lastly, as a manufacturer, you must also register the product in the European Product Database for Energy Labelling (EPDEL), publish the technical file and provide the energy labels to your suppliers free of charge.