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Ecodesign of energy-related products legislation

Ecodesign legislation

This page provides links to the full text of key pieces of environmental legislation relating to the ecodesign of energy-related products. The websites hosting the legislation may list amendments separately.

If you are setting up an environmental management system (EMS) for your business, you can use this list to start compiling your legal register. Your legal adviser or environmental consultant will be able to tell you if other environmental legislation applies to your specific business.

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The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2015

Amend the 2010 and 2011 Regulations to include power transformers from 1 July 2015 and ventilation units from 1 Jan 2016

The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2014 No 1290

Adds a number of products into Schedule 1 of the 2010 regulations including vacuum cleaners, water heaters, domestic ovens ands range hoods and space heaters

The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2013 No 1232

Regulations to make provision  relating to fans driven by motors with an electric input power between 125W and 500kW, directional lamps, light emitting diode lamps, household tumble driers and electrical lamps and luminaires.

The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2012 No 3005

Inserts additional products (water pumps, air conditioners and comfort fans) into the table in Schedule 1 of the Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products Regulations 2010. Amends items in the Energy Information Regulations 2011

The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products (Amendment) Regulations 2011 No 2677

Insert two additional products (household dishwashers and household washing machines) into the table in Schedule 1 to the Ecodesign for Energy Related Products Regulations 2010.  Amend the Energy Information Regulations 2011 to require persons to make technical documentation available from the time when the person placed products on the market and for 5 years after.

Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products Regulations SI 2010/2617. Puts in place a framework for setting minimum energy efficiency standards for energy-related products. Adds availability of civil sanctions as an enforcement mechanism. Introduces powers to require manufacturers to pay for cost of testing products if shown that they do not comply with legislation.

You can find a summary of the European Community (EC) Regulations on ecodesign for a range of energy related products on the europa website.

Europa: Ecodesign legislation

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