Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
If you manufacture or sell certain household electrical equipment you must label it with its energy efficiency rating. Known as the European Energy Label (EEL), household electrical products that you must label include:
EEL labels must show how energy efficient the appliance is and how much electricity the product uses in kilowatt hours. Ratings run from A-G, with A+++ best (a green label) and G worst (a red label). Categories A+, A++ and A+++ distinguish particularly energy-saving products.
While EEL labelling is only compulsory for some domestic products at the moment, the scheme is set to grow - adding boilers and vacuum cleaners, for example - so you should consider fulfilling the scheme's requirements from the start of product design.
*You do not need to label certain ovens including:
Read the detailed guidance from the National Measurement Office (NMO) on the GOV.UK website.
Energy labelling: Which products does it apply to?
Guidance - Noise and vibration management: environmental permits, Guidance - Noise and vibration management: environmental permits
Environmental Plans, Principles and Governance for Northern Ireland – Synopsis of Responses, Public responses to the Discussion Document: Environmental Plans, Principles and Governance
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