Energy Requirements for Products

The EU sets requirements for energy-related products

To promote energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption, the EU sets requirements for ecodesign and energy labeling of energy-consuming and energy-related products.

The EU 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. appear from regulations for covered product groups.

Ecodesign sets requirements for the energy efficiency of products when they are placed on the market in the EU. Products covered by the rules must comply with minimum requirements for energy efficiency, requirements regarding other significant environmental conditions, and any 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.

The Danish Safety Technology Authority is the National Market Surveillance Authority

The Danish Safety Technology Authority enforce whether the rules on 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.