Ecodesign and energy labelling in manufacturing



Certain energy-related products must meet energy labelling and ecodesign requirements. These aim to improve the products' environmental performance throughout their lifecycle.

Ecodesign is a legal requirement if you manufacture certain energy-related products such as boilers, lighting and electrical and electronic equipment. If you supply or import energy-related products you must ensure that the products meet specific design requirements.

If you manufacture or sell certain energy-related products, you must clearly label your products with their energy efficiency rating. This helps consumers to make a better informed decision.

From 1 January 2021, there are some differences in the rules for placing energy-related products on the market in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and placing energy-related products on the market in Northern Ireland.

This guide explains who is affected by the energy labelling and ecodesign of energy-related product requirements and what you have to do to comply.