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The Energy Label

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From March 2021

This is APPLiA's one-stop-shop for suppliers, dealers & consumers.

It is only the label that changes,

not the energy consumption.

On March 1st, a new energy label appears in shops and online.

It is a fresh restart, making room for further innovations.

Enjoy APPLiA’s animated video, available in other 15 languages on our YouTube channel.

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Appliances with new energy label
as from 1 March 2021
Appliances that will be subject to future rescale
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Beyond energy efficiency

A new element of the label: the QR code.
With EPREL - the European Product Database for Energy Labelling - Consumers will be able to search for energy labels and product information sheets.
QR code
New EU Energy Label

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on the operations of home appliance manufacturers, the European Commission has published a Communication Notice (here) on the application of the new Energy Labelling requirements for Washing Machines, Washer Dryers, Dishwashers and Refrigerators/Freezers and Electronic Displays. 

The Notice invites member States’ Market Surveillance Authorities to consider this exceptional context when enforcing those Energy Labelling Regulations. In particular, in order to avoid the unnecessary and unwanted scrapping of some new appliances, manufacturers would then be allowed to place products on the market that only have the current energy label until 1 March 2021, i.e. four months after the deadline set in the legislation.

As from

Autumn 2019

1 November 2020

1 March 2021


Manufacturers will offer trainings

for sales teams & dealers

By law, manufacturers shall include

both the existing & rescaled labels

with the product 

New labels for dishwashers, washing machines, washer-dryers, fridges & freezers, wine storages visible on the shop floor 


Retailers must make the switch

within 14 working days

New labels for

air conditioners and

tumble dryers

Information on the rescale of other home appliances will be made available upon publication of the Draft Regulations by the Commission

Questions and answers

Questions & Answers

Anchor 1

Double labelling: why two different labels in shops?

On the shop floor, some appliances display the new label - the one with the QR code on it - others the old one. Why is it so?


The new energy label that started appearing in shops on 1 March 2021, currently only applies to washing machines, washer-dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers. The other product groups, such as air conditioners, ovens, range hoods, tumble dryers and water heaters are regulated under older legislation and display the old generation label.


It will not always be like this. The rules for those product groups will soon be reviewed, meaning they will also bear the new energy label in the future. 


In the meantime, both new - on washing machines, washer-dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers - and old labels - on air conditioners, ovens, range hoods, tumble dryers and water heaters - coexist on the shop floors and online. It is only the label that changes, not the energy consumption.

European Commission projects
Two labels in shops

European Commission projects 

in support of the new label

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This project aims to facilitate the transition to the new label by informing stakeholders and market actors, inform consumers and stimulate manufacturers to research and improve their products.


This project supports the consumers and professional buyers providing effective information, services and tools and retailers in the correct implementation of the new label.

Which are the tools available?

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