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EU Energy Label

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By law, the European Community Energy Label must be displayed on all new household products displayed for sale, hire or hire-purchase.

The Directive applies to the following types of household appliances, even where these are sold for non-household uses: refrigerators, freezers and their combinations; washing machines, dryers and their combinations; dishwashers; ovens; water heaters and hot-water storage appliances; lighting sources; air-conditioning appliances.

Household appliances offered for sale, hire or hire-purchase must be accompanied by a fiche and a label providing information relating to their consumption of energy (electrical or other) or of other essential resources. Products are generally rated from ‘A’ to ’G’, with ‘A’ being the most efficient (‘A+’ and ‘A++’ for the most efficient fridges and freezers).

The supplier must establish technical documentation sufficient to enable the accuracy of the information contained in the label and the fiche to be assessed.

Council Directive 92/75/EEC

Learn more: EU Energy Label websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with EU Energy Label's standard is verified by the company or organization applying for the label (first party).

Certification / registration required

Applicants register for the ecolabel in order to use the label (but certification is not required)

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

European Commission

Member of

Unknown

Type

Government

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Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 1992

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Appliances Building products Electronics


Where this ecolabel is found
South Africa



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Last updated: 12 August 2014