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Ecodesign guidelines for energy use of products

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

If you produce energy-using or energy-related products or bring them on the European market, you must comply with the European Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC. The requirements concern the maximum permitted energy use, provision of information and labelling. Rules have been laid down for the following product groupsExternal link (in Dutch):

  • consumer electronics
  • household white goods
  • industrial products
  • Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • professional white goods
  • lighting
  • transcending issues and products

CE marking (EC statement of conformity)

Are your energy-using or energy-related products compliant with the Ecodesign directive? Only then you may affix a CE marking to the product. Appendix VI to directive 2005/32/ECExternal link contains the required elements of CE marking.

Ecodesign and installers

For some product groups, for example electric motors, the Ecodesign requirements also apply to putting the products into use. In that case, you, as an installer, have obligations. The CE marking guarantees you that the product met the requirements when it was brought onto the market.

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO