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Ecodesign and energy label

The Danish Energy Agency

Ecodesign and energy label

The EU sets requirements for energy-related products

To promote energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption, the European Union sets requirements for ecodesign and energy labeling of energy-using and energy-related products.

The directive on ecodesign (Directive 2009/125 / EC) and the regulation on energy labeling (Regulation 2017/1369) lay down the overall framework for ecodesign and energy labeling schemes, while the specific requirements for energy efficiency, etc. are defined in regulations for each product group.

Ecodesign sets requirements for the energy efficiency of products when they are placed on the market in the EU. Products covered by ecodesign must comply with minimum requirements for energy efficiency, resource efficiency, and any other requirements for function and quality.

The EU energy label makes the most energy-efficient products on the market visible for consumers and provides them the opportunity to choose products with low energy consumption and low operating costs when purchasing new products.

There are also several voluntary schemes targeting energy-related products - for example, voluntary agreements under the Ecodesign Directive, the EU Code of Conduct (voluntary guidelines), and the eco-labels Flower and Swan.

See further information on requirements on products on the European Union website Your Europe.

National Market Surveillance

The Danish Safety Technology Authority is the National Market Surveillance Authority

The Danish Safety Technology Authority enforces whether the provisions of energy labelling and ecodesign are complied with in Denmark. The market surveillance includes four types of control: internet controls, shop controls, document inspections and measurement inspections.

Updated 26.02.2021
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