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European Commission ErP Ecodesign Directive

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The European Commission's Ecodesign Directive (2005/32/EC) aims at reducing the environmental impact of energy-related products* (ErPs), including the energy consumption throughout their entire life cycle. The Directive establishes a framework for setting Ecodesign requirements (such as energy efficiency requirements) for all ErPs in the residential, tertiary and industrial sectors.

* Formerly Energy Using Products (EuPs).

Countries: European Union
Type: Mandatory
Links: European Commission Ecodesign main page
2016-2019 Working Plan
2020-2024 Working Plan Preparatory Study
Summary of existing energy efficient product programs

 

Ecodesign Directive standards currently "in force" ** Upcoming ecodesign regulation Under Revision Status
Lot 1 - Space heaters and combination heaters (Boilers) EU 813/2013   y  
Lot 2 - Water heaters EU 814/2013   y  
Lot 3 - Computers/Computer Servers EU 617/2013   y Proposal for revised requirements adopted. Scrutiny by the European Parliament and the Council period, until 17 January 2019
Lot 4 - Imaging equipment voluntary agreement     The voluntary agreement on imaging equipment was revised in 2014 and implemented in January 2015.
Lot 5 - Televisions EC 642/2009  Regulation for electronic displays (EU) 2019/2021   From March 2021, the new ecodesign regulation for electronic displays EU 2019/2021 will repeal the current regulation on televisions EC 642/2009
Lot 6 - Standby and Off-mode EC 1275/2008   y Revision ongoing. Consultation Forum 20 December 2017. Specific requirements for network-connected standby devices were introduced in 2013. Since January 2017, networked standby devices must not consume more than 3 to 12 Watts depending on the product.
Amendment to Lot 6 - EU 801/2013
Lot 26 - Networked standby losses EU 801/2013
Lot 7 - External Power Supplies EU 2019/1782     From April 2020, Regulation (EU) 2019/1782 has replaced Regulation (EC) No 278/2009.
Lot 10 - Room Air conditioning Appliances EU 206/2012      
Lot 11 - Ventilation Fans EU 327/2011   y A proposed revised regulation for ventilation fans was discussed in Consultation Forum 30 April 2015
Lot 11 – Water Pumps - EU 547/2012   y Draft revision report available as of September 2019
Lot 11 – Circulators in buildings - EU 641/2009     Amendment adopted in July 2012
Amendment to Lot 11 - EU 622/2012 
Lot 11 – Electric motors - EC 640/2009 Regulation for electric motors and variable speed drives (EU) 2019/1781   From July 2021, the current regulation will be repealed and replaced by Regulation on electric motors and variable speed drivers (EU) 2019/1781. Under the new rules, several induction motors that were previously not covered will be regulated, including smaller motors between 120W and 750W, larger motors between 375kW and 1000kW, and 60Hz motors, 8 poles motors and single phase motors (the latter only as of July 2023).
Lot 13 - Refrigerators EC 643/2009  Regulation for refrigerating appliances (EU) 2019/2019    From March 2021, the new ecodesign regulation for refrigerating appliances EU 2019/2019 will repeal the current regulation EC 643/2009.
Lot 14 - Pt. I - Dishwashers - EU 1016/2010 Regulation for household dishwashers EU 2019/2022   From March 2021, the new ecodesign regulation for household dishwashers EU 2019/2022 will repeal the current regulation EU 1016/2010.
Lot 14 - Pt. II - Washing Machines - EU 1015/2010 Regulation for household washing machines and washer-dryers (EU) 2019/2023   From March 2021, the new ecodesign regulation for household washing machines and washer-dryers EU 2019/2023 will repeal the current regulation EU 1015/2010.
Lot 16 - Household Tumble Driers - EU 932/2012   y Revision ongoing. A project study was launched in 2017 and finalized May 22, 2019. An updated version of the final report was uploaded June 27, 2019.
Lot 17 - Vacuum cleaners EU 666/2013   y Draft revision report available as of September 2019
Lot 18 Complex set-top boxes voluntary agreement - COM (2012) 684     Complex set-top boxes are covered by a voluntary agreement. 
Lot 18a - Simple set-top boxes EC 107/2009    y Ecodesign rules for simple set-top boxes are mandatory. However, a draft proposal of a new Voluntary Agreement was finalized on July 16, 2015.
Lot 8 - Tertiary Lighting EC 245/2009  Regulation for light sources and separate control gears (EU) 2019/2020   From September 2021, the existing rules outlined in (EC) No 244/2009, (EC) No 245/2009 and (EU) No 1194/2012 will be repealed and replaced by new requirements for light sources and separate control gears under Regulation for ecodesign requirements for light sources and separate control gears (EU) 2019/2020. With the new regulation, most halogen lamps and the traditional fluorescent tube lighting, which are common in offices, will be phased-out from September 2023 onwards.
Lot 19 - Non-directional Household lamps EC 244/2009 
Lot 19 (part 2) - Directional Lamps, Light emitting diode lamps, and related equipment EC 1194/2012
Lot 20 - Local room heating products EU 2015/1188   y A review of regulation 2015/1188 for local space heaters is ongoing.
Lot 22/23 - Domestic ovens, hobs, and range hoods - EU 66/2014      
ENTR Lot 2 - Distribution and Power Transformers - EU 2019/1783     From November 2019, Regulation (EU) 2019/1783 has replaced Regulation (EU) No 548/2014.
ENTR Lot 3 Sound and Imaging Equipment - Voluntary Agreement for Game Consoles     A voluntary agreement on game consoles was recognised by the Commission in April 2015.

** Passed by the European Parliament

Product Lot Reviews/Studies

 

The product study of Smart appliances started in 2014. Phase two of the study started 2016 and was finalized in October 2018.