The Energy Label

Colourful A-to-G rainbow

The energy label from A to G.

As from March 2021, a new scale for dishwashers, washing machines, washer dryers, refrigerators, including wine storage fridges, and freezers will be helping consumers  to make the right choice for them.
This is APPLiA's one-stop-shop for suppliers, dealers & consumers.
 

What can you find here?

  • Product by product

    Get all the information on the new Energy Label product by product.

  • Timeline

    Know the main deadlines in the introduction of the new Energy Label.

  • Questions?

    Find an answer to your questions.

  • EU Commission

    Learn what is the EU Commission doing to communication about the new Energy Label and access the deliverables made available.

  • QR code

    A new element on the Energy Label.

  • Get in touch

    If you wish to know more, contact us.

 
Click to get all the info product by product
Appliances with new energy label
as from 1 March 2021
Appliances that will be subject to future rescale
 

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

2022

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 2 weeks

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 & Answers

Are you a consumer?

Why will the "A+++" washing machine I have just bought become an “E"?


The EU legislation for the Energy Label has changed for the following products: dishwashers, washing machines, washer dryers, refrigerators, including wine storage fridges, and freezers. The new Energy Label with the QR code will be applicable as from 1 March 2021 and can be ignored until that date.

The energy efficiency of the appliance you have just bought stays the same. It is only the rating, i.e. the letter on the energy label, that changes, not the product efficiency.




Why does the box of my recently bought home appliance include two labels?


The EU legislation for the Energy Label has changed for the following products: dishwashers, washing machines, washer dryers, refrigerators, including wine storage fridges, and freezers. The new Energy Label with the QR code will be applicable as from 1 March 2021 and can be ignored until that date.




Why do I have two labels in the box of my recently bought home appliance, and they show different grades?


The EU legislation for the Energy Label has changed for the following products: dishwashers, washing machines, washer dryers, refrigerators, including wine storage fridges, and freezers. The new Energy Label with the QR code will be applicable as from 1 March 2021 and can be ignored until that date.

Yet, the fact that you see one label with A+++ and one with F does not mean that the appliance you bought is different from the one you saw in the shop or on the website where you bought it.

The efficiency of the appliance stays the same. It is only the rating, i.e. the letter on the energy label, that changes, not the product efficiency.




Why does the energy efficiency grade change that much?


The new EU Energy Label has been introduced to give room for differentiation for more technologically advanced home appliances. Depending on the level of efficiency they reach, they will be attributed a different grade on the energy label scale. The EU legislators decided to rescale the current label, leaving the upper classes empty to allow room for progress in future-developed appliances.

There is no easy conversion table from the old rating to the new rating, as the new energy label is calculated on the basis of a new testing method. This is why home appliances will be graded differently with the new energy label. The efficiency of the appliance yet stays the same. It is only the rating, i.e. the letter on the energy label, that changes, not the product efficiency.





European Commission projects 

in support of the new label

 

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?

 

Going beyond energy efficiency

Glossary of icons & what do they mean?

 

Be 100% informed

A new element of the new label is the QR code which allows consumers to get additional information about the appliance they are interested in by simply scanning it with their smartphones.
With EPREL - the European Product Database for Energy Labelling - Consumers will be able to search for energy labels and product information sheets.

Get in touch

 
 

Bld Brand Whitlock 114 

1200 Brussels

Belgium

+32 2 738 78 10

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