Guidelines on the most simple Ecodesign and energy labelling requirements and main test standards and conditions for complex Ecodesign and energy labelling requirements

This report identifies the current and potential future energy using and energy related products that fall under the Ecodesign and/or Energy Labelling Regulations of the European Union, European Economic Area, and European Free Trade Agreement areas. Further, this report attempts to establish an introduction to these regulations with a specific view to assist in the identification of non- compliance. Framed especially for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), it shall serve as a guide to simple steps that can be taken by individuals or organisations to identify manufacturers and retailers who do not adhere to the above regulations. Additionally, the report outlines the complex requirements and numerous associated test standards used to implement individual regulations. It is these test standards that serve as the framework for full compliance testing. The report covers all measures that are in force at the time of publication (2013).

Author: Alun Jones, ECOS
Pages: 66

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Air conditioners

Circulators in buildings


Directional lights

Non-directional lights

Fridges & freezers

Washing machines

Electric motors

Power supplies

Tumble dryers

Set top boxes



Ventilation fans