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Overview Ecodesign

The Ecodesign Directive aims at setting mandatory minimum requirements for individual product groups. Whereas the directive only sets the frame, product group specific implementing measures (so far without exception regulations) are elaborated in a subsequent process, in case no self-regulatory initiative (SRI) has been presented by the industry.

After a product group has been selected and listed in the working plan, the next steps to obligatory regulations are as follows:

  1. Compiling background data in preparatory study
  2. Working Document drafted by the European Commission, discussion in the Consultation Forum; depending on the development of the discussions, draft documents can be revised several times (only the most recent version is linked below)
  3. Draft Implementing Measure (voted by the Regulatory Committee)
  4. The draft regulation is sent to the EU-Parliament for scrutiny
  5. Mandatory regulation published in the Official Journal of the European Union
Product groupsPreparatory StudyWorking document / Consultation ForumRegulatory CommitteeEU-Parliament ScrutinyRegulation /
Requirements mandatory from
Lot- Simple Set-Top BoxesCompleted   Reg. 107/200925.02.2010
Lot 1 Boilers and combiboilers   Reg. 813/201326.09.2015
Lot 2 Water heaters   Reg. 814/201326.09.2015
Lot 3 PCs (Desktops and Laptops)   Reg. 617/201301.07.2014
Lot 3 DisplaysWorking document
Lot 4 Imaging Equipment  SRI*
Lot 5 Consumer Electronics: TV
Working document
  Reg. 642/2009Amendm. 801/201307.01.2010
Lot 6 Standby and off-mode losses   Reg. 1275/2008Amendm. 801/201307.01.2010
Lot 7 Battery chargers and external power supplies
Review study
Working document
  Reg. 278/200927.04.2010
Lot 8 Office lighting   Reg. 245/2009Amendm. 347/201013.04.2010
Lot 9 Street lighting   Reg. 245/2009Amendm. 347/201013.04.2010
Lot 10 Room air conditioning   Reg. 206/201201.01.2013
Lot 10 Comfort Fans   Reg. 206/201201.01.2013
Lot 10 Residential Ventilation   Reg. 1253/201401.01.2016
Lot 11 Electric motors   Reg. 640/2009Amendm. 4/201412.08.2009
Lot 11 Circulators   Reg. 641/2009Amendm. 622/201201.01.2013
Lot 11 Fans   Reg. 327/201101.01.2013
Lot 11 Water pumps   Reg. 547/201201.01.2013
Lot 12 Commercial refrigerators and freezersWorking document
Lot 13 Domestic refrigerators and freezers   Reg. 643/200901.07.2010
Lot 14 Domestic dishwashers   Reg. 1016/201001.12.2011
Lot 14 Domestic washing machines   Reg. 1015/201001.12.2011
Lot 15 Solid fuel boilers   Reg. 1189/201510.08.2015
Lot 16 Household tumble driers   Reg. 932/201201.11.2013
Lot 17 Vacuum cleaners   Reg. 666/201301.09.2014
Lot 18 Complex set-top boxes  SRI*01.07.2010
Lot 19 Domestic lighting part I non-directional lamps   Reg. 244/2009Amendm. 859/200901.09.2009
Lot 19 Domestic lighting part II directional lamps   Reg. 1194/201201.09.2013
Lot 20 Solid fuel local space heaters   Reg. 1185/201510.08.2015
Lot 20 Local space heaters   Reg. 1188/201510.08.2015
Lot 21 Central heating products using hot air to distribute heatWorking documentDraft Regulation
Lot 22 Domestic and commercial ovens   Reg. 66/201420.02.2015
Lot 23 Domestic and commercial hobs and grills   Reg. 66/201420.02.2015
Lot 24 Professional washing machines, dryers and dishwasherWorking document
Lot 25 Non-tertiary coffee machines  see Reg. 801/201301.01.2015
Lot 26 Networked standby losses of energy using products   Reg. 801/201301.01.2015
Lot 27 Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
Lot 28 Wastewater pumps
Lot 29 Clean water pumps (larger than those under Lot 11)
Lot 30 Motors and drives (outside scope of Regulation 640/2009)Working document
Lot 31 CompressorsWorking document
Lot 32 Windows
Lot 33 Smart appliances
Lot 37 Lighting systems
ENTR Medical imaging equipment Draft SRI*
ENTR Lot 1 Professional refrigerated storage cabinets   Reg. 1095/201501.07.2015
ENTR Lot 2 Transformers   Reg. 548/201401.07.2015
ENTR Lot 3 Sound and imaging equipment  SRI*
ENTR Lot 4 Industrial and laboratory furnaces and ovensWorking document
ENTR Lot 5 Machine toolsDraft SRI*
ENTR Lot 6 Air-conditioning and ventilation systems   Reg. 1253/201401.01.2016
ENTR Lot 7 Steam boilers
ENTR Lot 8 Power Cables
ENTR Lot 9 Enterprise Servers
JRC Taps and showers

* SRI = Self-regulatory initiative (Voluntary agreement)