Country:European Union
Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:1999
Policy Type:Information and Education>Performance Label>Endorsement label, Voluntary Approaches, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:
Agency:European Commission, DG Energy and Transport

The EU is to adopt the US administrations voluntary "Energy Star" energy-efficiency label for use on office equipment and will share in setting the schemes future standards according to a 1999 agreement with Washington. Although the label applies to many types of appliances, at this point, the EU will only use it for office equipment personal computers, fax machines, computer scanners, copiers, and printers. The current EU eco-labelling system will continue to coexist in spite of the adoption of the Energy Star.

This record is superseded by:EU-US Agreement on Energy Efficiency Labelling for Office Equipment

Last modified: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:30:45 CET