European Commission ErP Ecodesign Directive

European Commission ErP Ecodesign Directive


The European Commission's Ecodesign Directive (2005/32/EC) aims at reducing the environmental impact of energy-related products* (ErPs), including the energy consumption throughout their entire life cycle. The Directive establishes a framework for setting Ecodesign requirements (such as energy efficiency requirements) for all ErPs in the residential, tertiary and industrial sectors.

* Formerly Energy Using Products (EuPs).

Countries: European Union
Type: Mandatory
Links: European Commission Ecodesign main page
2016-2019 Working Plan
Summary of existing Ecodesign product programs (November 2016)

Ecodesign Directive standards currently "in force" **

** Passed by the European Parliament

Ecodesign Directive Working Documents (Used for developing Lot efficiency standards) and Draft Commission Proposals (used for voting on standards)

Product Lot Reviews/Studies