You are here: Products / Draft & adopted measures

From working documents to binding regulations

On this page you will find the status of the different draft and adopted measures under the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling policies.

Based on the reports of the preparatory studies and under reconcilement of stakeholders' opinions the European Commission elaborates draft measures for particular product groups. Up to now they all have the legal form of regulations. As an alternative, the Commission can accept self-regulation initiatives.

Regulations

A regulation is the final output of the product group specific implementation process. Regulations are legally binding in the entire European Union without any additional legal act of the Member States. They come into force briefly after publication in the Official Journal of the European Union, but usually allow transition periods, which differ from product group to product group. 

Ecodesign:

Standby, off-mode and networked standby losses: Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008; Commission Regulation (EC) No 801/2013 amending Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008; guidance document; measurement methodology

Simple set-top boxes: Commission Regulation (EC) No 107/2009

Non-directional household lamps: Commission Regulation (EC) No 244/2009; Regulation (EC) No 859/2009 amending Regulation (EC) No 244/2009 (currently under review)

Tertiary sector lighting products: Commission Regulation (EC) No 245/2009; Regulation (EC) No 347/2010 amending Regulation (EC) No 245/2009; measurement methodology

External power supplies: Commission Regulation (EC) No 278/2009 (currently under review); measurement methodology

Electric motors: Commission Regulation (EC) No 640/2009, corrigenda, REGULATION (EC) No 4/2014 amending Regulation (EC) No 640/2009

Circulators: Commission Regulation (EC) No 641/2009; Commission Regulation (EU) No 622/2012 amending Regulation (EC) No 641/2009

Consumer electronics TV: Commission Regulation (EC) No 642/2009 (currently under review); Commission regulation (EC) No 801/2013 amending Regulation (EC) No 642/2009; guidelines

Domestic refrigerators and freezers: Commission Regulation (EC) No 643/2009; measurement methodology and corrigenda

Household washing machines: Commission Regulation (EU) No 1015/2010 and corrigenda

Household dishwashers: Commission Regulation (EU) No 1016/2010

Fans: Commission regulation (EU) No 327/2011

Air conditioners and comfort fans: Commission Regulation (EU) No 206/2012

Water pumps: Commission Regulation (EU) No 547/2012

Household tumble driers: Commission Regulation (EU) No 932/2012

Directional household lamps: Commission Regulation (EU) No 1194/2012

Computers and computer servers: Commission Regulation (EU) No 617/2013

Vacuum cleaners: Commission Regulation (EU) No 666/2013

Space heaters and combination heaters: Commission Regulation (EU) No 813/2013, calculation and measurement methods

Water heaters and hot water storages heaters: Commission Regulation (EU) No 814/2013, calculation and measurement methods

Domestic ovens, hobs and range hood: Commission Regulation (EU) No 66/2014

Power Transformers: Commission Regulation (EU) No 548/2014 

 

Energy Labelling:

Consumer electronics TV: Commission Regulation (EU) No 1062/2010Commission Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 1062/2010

Domestic refrigerators and freezers: Commission Regulation (EU) No 1060/2010; measurement methodsCommission Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 1060/2010

Household dishwashers: Commission Regulation (EU) No 1059/2010; communication on measurements; Commission Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 1059/2010

Household washing machines: Commission Regulation (EU) No 1061/2010 and corrigendaCommission Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 1061/2010

Room air conditioning: Commission Regulation (EU) No 626/2011; Commission Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 626/2011

Household tumble driers: Commission Regulation (EU) No 392/2012 and corrigendaCommission Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 392/2012

Domestic lighting: Commission Regulation (EU) No 874/2012Commission Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 874/2012

Vacuum cleaners: Commission Regulation (EU) No 665/2013; Commission Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 665/2013

Space heaters: Commission Regulation (EU) No 811/2013Commission Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 811/2013

Water heaters: Commission Regulation (EU) No 812/2013Commision Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 812/2013

Domestic ovens, hobs and range hood: Commission Regulation (EU) No 65/2014 

Self-regulation initiatives acknowledged by the Commission

As alternative to a legally binding implementing measure, the Commission can under certain circumstances accept an industry proposal for a self-regulation initiative (SRI). The following SRI have been acknowledged so far:

Complex Set-top Boxes: Voluntary Agreement (current version) and related Commission Report, Website of the SRI

Imaging Equipment: Voluntary Agreement (draft) and related Commission Report, Website of the SRI 

Drafts under scrutiny by the European Parliament and Council

The following list contains the drafts of regulations, which have been approved by the Regulatory Committee (Ecodesign) or adopted by the Commission (Labelling). These draft regulations are or have been submitted to the European Parliament and the Council for scrutiny. If the Parliament or the Council object the regulation within three months (Ecodesign) or two months (Labelling), respectively, the regulation does not enter into force. If the Parliament and the Council approve the regulation or have not objected it on expiry of that period, the regulation directly enters into force (Labelling) or is adopted formally by the Commission (Ecodesign).

Drafts for vote by the Regulatory Committee (Ecodesign only)

Draft regulations under the Ecodesign Directive need to be voted on by the Regulatory Committee (one representative per Member State and one delegate of the EU Commission). The following draft regulations are presented to the Regulatory Committee for vote:

To top

Working documents

For both instruments Ecodesign and Labelling, working documents are prepared as first drafts of the future measures. A preparatory study, which is carried out for each product group, is the basis for such working documents. These documents are then discussed at the Consultation Forum.

To top