From working documents to binding regulations

On this page you will find the status of the different draft and adopted measures under the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling policies.

Based on the reports of the preparatory studies and under reconcilement of stakeholders' opinions the European Commission elaborates draft measures for particular product groups. Up to now they all have the legal form of regulations. As an alternative, the Commission can accept self-regulation initiatives.

Regulations

A regulation is the final output of the product group specific implementation process. Regulations are legally binding in the entire European Union without any additional legal act of the Member States. They enter into force briefly after publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. The specific product requirements become effective after a defined transition period, which differs from product group to product group.

Ecodesign:

Standby, off-mode and networked standby losses: Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008; Regulation (EC) No 801/2013 amending Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008; guidance document; measurement methodology

Simple set-top boxes: Regulation (EC) No 107/2009

Non-directional household lamps: Regulation (EC) No 244/2009; Regulation (EC) No 859/2009 amending Regulation (EC) No 244/2009; Regulation (EU) No 1428/2015 amending Regulation (EC) No 244/2009 (currently under review)

Tertiary sector lighting products: Regulation (EC) No 245/2009; Regulation (EC) No 347/2010 amending Regulation (EC) No 245/2009; measurement methodology; Regulation (EU) No 1428/2015 amending Regulation (EC) No 245/2009 (regulation currently under review)

External power supplies: Regulation (EC) No 278/2009 (currently under review); measurement methodology

Electric motors: Regulation (EC) No 640/2009, corrigenda, Regulation (EC) No 4/2014 amending Regulation (EC) No 640/2009

Circulators: Regulation (EC) No 641/2009; Regulation (EU) No 622/2012 amending Regulation (EC) No 641/2009

Televisions: Regulation (EC) No 642/2009 (currently under review); Regulation (EC) No 801/2013 amending Regulation (EC) No 642/2009; guidelines (regulation currently under review)

Domestic refrigerators and freezers: Regulation (EC) No 643/2009; measurement methodology and corrigenda  (currently under review)

Household washing machines: Regulation (EU) No 1015/2010 and corrigenda (regulation currently under review)

Household dishwashers: Regulation (EU) No 1016/2010 (currently under review)

Fans: Regulation (EU) No 327/2011 (currently under review)

Air conditioners and comfort fans: Regulation (EU) No 206/2012

Water pumps: Regulation (EU) No 547/2012

Household tumble driers: Regulation (EU) No 932/2012

Directional household lamps: Regulation (EU) No 1194/2012; Regulation (EU) No 1428/2015 amending Regulation (EU) No 1194/2012 (currently under review)

Computers and computer servers: Regulation (EU) No 617/2013

Vacuum cleaners: Regulation (EU) No 666/2013; harmonised standards; guidelines

Space heaters and combination heaters: Regulation (EU) No 813/2013, calculation and measurement methods

Water heaters and hot water storages heaters: Regulation (EU) No 814/2013, calculation and measurement methods

Domestic ovens, hobs and range hoods: Regulation (EU) No 66/2014

Power transformers: Regulation (EU) No 548/2014 

Ventilation units: Regulation (EU) No 1253/2014

Professional refrigeration: Regulation (EU) No 1095/2015

Solid fuel local space heaters: Regulation (EU) No 1185/2015

Local space heaters: Regulation (EU) No 1188/2015

Solid fuel boilers: Regulation (EU) No 1189/2015

Energy Labelling:

Televisions: Regulation (EU) No 1062/2010; Commission Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 1062/2010 (currently under review)

Domestic refrigerators and freezers: Regulation (EU) No 1060/2010; measurement methods; Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 1060/2010

Household dishwashers: Regulation (EU) No 1059/2010; communication on measurements; Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 1059/2010 (regulation currently under review)

Household washing machines: Regulation (EU) No 1061/2010 and corrigenda; Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 1061/2010 (regulation currently under review)

Room air conditioning: Regulation (EU) No 626/2011; Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 626/2011

Household tumble driers: Regulation (EU) No 392/2012 and corrigenda; Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 392/2012

Domestic lighting: Regulation (EU) No 874/2012; Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 874/2012

Vacuum cleaners: Regulation (EU) No 665/2013; Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 665/2013

Space heaters: Regulation (EU) No 811/2013; Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 811/2013

Water heaters: Regulation (EU) No 812/2013; Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 812/2013

Domestic ovens, hobs and range hoods: Regulation (EU) No 65/2014 

Residential ventilation units: Regulation (EU) No 1254/2014

Professional Refrigeration: Regulation (EU) No 1094/2015

Local space heaters: Regulation (EU) No 1186/2015

Solid fuel boilers: Regulation (EU) No 1187/2015

Self-regulation initiatives acknowledged by the Commission

As alternative to a legally binding implementing measure, the Commission can under certain circumstances accept an industry proposal for a self-regulation initiative (SRI). The following SRI have been acknowledged so far:

Complex Set-top Boxes: Voluntary Agreement (current draft), Commission Report, Website of the SRI

Imaging Equipment: Voluntary Agreement (current draft), Commission Report, Website of the SRI 

Medical Imaging Equipment: Voluntary Agreement, methodology document, website of the initiative (Note that this product group was not formally part of the Ecodesign Working Plan. The status of this SRI within the Ecodesign framework is therefore not clear.)

Games Consoles: Voluntary Agreement and related Commission Report

Drafts under scrutiny by the European Parliament and Council

The following list contains the drafts of regulations, which have been approved by the Regulatory Committee (Ecodesign) or adopted by the Commission (Labelling). These draft regulations are or have been submitted to the European Parliament and the Council for scrutiny. If the Parliament or the Council object the regulation within three months (Ecodesign) or two months (Labelling), respectively, the regulation does not enter into force. If the Parliament and the Council approve the regulation or have not objected it on expiry of that period, the regulation directly enters into force (Labelling) or is adopted formally by the Commission (Ecodesign).

Drafts for vote by the Regulatory Committee (Ecodesign only)

Draft regulations under the Ecodesign Directive need to be voted on by the Regulatory Committee (one representative per Member State and one delegate of the EU Commission). The following draft regulations are presented to the Regulatory Committee for vote:

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Working documents

For both instruments Ecodesign and Labelling, working documents are prepared as first drafts of the future measures. A preparatory study, which is carried out for each product group, is the basis for such working documents. These documents are then discussed at the Consultation Forum.

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