Ecodesign and energy labelling in manufacturing

What products do ecodesign requirements apply to?


If you manufacture certain energy-related products you must take account of environmental aspects in the design and development of the products.

If you import or supply certain energy-related products you must ensure that the product meets the specific requirements for the type of product.

Products with ecodesign requirements

Ecodesign regulations have been agreed for:

  • Air conditioners and comfort fans
  • Air heating and cooling products
  • Circulators
  • Computers and servers
  • Cooking appliances
  • Dishwashers
  • Electric motors
  • External power supplies
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Industrial fans
  • Lighting
  • Local space heaters
  • Off mode, standby and networked standby functions
  • Power transformers
  • Professional refrigerators
  • Set-top boxes
  • Solid fuel boilers
  • Space and water heaters
  • Televisions
  • Tumble driers
  • Tyres
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Ventilation units
  • Washing machines
  • Water pumps

Each category is regulated by a separate European Union (EU) implementing regulation. This sets requirements that the products must meet to be placed on the EU market.