NEW EU ENERGY LABELS

Discover the new EU Energy Labels for domestic appliances.

NEW EU ENERGY LABELS

Starting from March 1st, 2021, a new EU Energy Label will be introduced for washing machines, dishwashers and cooling appliances.
Keep reading to discover what is changing.

WHY A NEW ENERGY LABEL?

As a result of the increasing development of energy-efficient products and because of the unclear difference between A++ and A+++ for consumers, the European Commission has decided to gradually change energy labels categories reintroducing the simple A to G scale.

Energy labels

WHAT’S NEW?

Here are the key changes across all product categories.

 

RESCALED ENERGY EFFICIENCY

The current "Plus" classes, such as A +++, A ++ and A +, will be replaced by a new energy consumption scale from A to G.

 

QR CODE

A QR code will redirect you to the European Product Registry for Energy Labelling (EPREL), where you will find energy labels compliance information on your product.

There, you will also be able to download product information sheet for your product and all other appliances with the new Energy Label.

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NOISE RATING

A noise-rating feature will also be shown on some appliances. In case of washing machines or dishwashers for example, the noise of emissions during the spin cycle will be displayed and expressed in dB(A).

 

STORAGE VOLUMES

The new labels for freezers and refrigerators will express the total volume of their compartments. 

 

WASHING MACHINES

  1. 1 QR code.
  2. Energy efficiency class.
  3. Weighted energy consumption* in kWh/100 operating cycles (in Eco 40-60 program).
  4. Maximum load capacity.
  5. Duration of “Eco 40-60” program.
  6. Weighted water consumption in liters/operating cycle (in Eco 40-60 program).
  7. Spin efficiency class.
  8. Noise emissions during spin cycle expressed in dB(A) re 1 PW and noise emission class.

*Values apply to quarter, half and full loads.

 

WASHER-DRYERS

  1. QR code.
  2. Energy efficiency class** (complete operating cycle).
  3. Energy efficiency class* (wash cycle).
  4. Weighted energy consumption in kWh/100 cycles (complete operating cycle**).
  5. Weighted energy consumption* in kWh/100 cycles (wash cycle).
  6. Maximum load capacity (complete operating cycle**).
  7. Maximum load capacity (wash cycle).
  8. Weighted water consumption in litres/operating cycle (complete operating cycle**).
  9. Weighted water consumption* in litres/operating cycle (wash cycle).
  10. Program duration (complete operating cycle**) in full load conditions.
  11. Duration of “Eco 40-60” program in full load conditions.
  12. Spin efficiency class*.
  13. Noise emissions during spin cycle expressed in dB(A) re 1 pW and noise emission class.

*Values apply to washing quarter, half and full load. While washing and drying to half and full load.

**Wash and dry

 

DISHWASHERS

  1. QR code.
  2. Energy efficiency class.
  3. Energy consumption in kWh/100 operating Eco cycles.
  4. Number of standard place settings.
  5. Water consumption in litres/operating Eco cycle.
  6. Duration of the “Eco” cycle.
  7. Noise emissions expressed in dB(A) re 1 pW and noise emission class.
 

FREEZERS AND REFRIGERATORS

  1. QR code.
  2.  Energy efficiency class.
  3.  Energy consumption in kWh/year (measured under new standard conditions).
  4.  Total volume of all freezer compartments.
  5.  Total volume of all refrigerator compartments.
  6.  Noise emissions expressed in dB(A) re 1 PW and noise emission class.
 

WINE COOLERS

  1.  QR code.
  2. Energy efficiency class.
  3. Energy consumption in kWh/year (measured under new standard conditions).
  4.  Number of standard wine bottles that can be stored.
  5. Noise emissions expressed in dB(A) re 1 PW and noise emission class.