Energy Labels for Household Appliances
The framework energy labelling Directive 2010/30/EU was adopted in December 2011 (replacing 92/75/EEC) and the Delegated Acts for refrigerating equipment, dishwashers, washing machines, televisions in June 2012, tumble driers in May 2013, air conditioners in December 2013, domestic ovens, range hoods and vacuum cleaners in January 2015, and electrical lamps and luminaires in February 2015. Manufacturers or suppliers must provide information regarding the energy consumption of the appliances in the form of an energy label and form, as well as technical documentation for verification (including model of appliance, main design properties of model together with the related technical drawings, test reports, user guide). The necessary documentation must be kept available for five years from the date of production or import. In the case of distance sales, the manufacturer must submit written communication similar to the information contained on the label.
In parallel to energy labeling, the EU Ecodesign Framework Directive (2009/125/EC) was adopted in October 2010 and the ecodesign requirements (implementing measures) for standby and off mode electric power consumption of electrical and electronic household and office equipment, simple set top boxes, non-directional household lamps, fluorescent lamps without integrated ballast, for high intensity discharge lamps, and for ballasts and luminaires able to operate such lamps, no-load condition electric power consumption and average active efficiency of external power supplies, glandless standalone circulators and glandless circulators integrated in products are in force since August 2011. Televisions, household refrigerating appliances, household washing machines, household dishwashers are in force since September 2011. Electric motors in force since February 2012, household tumble driers are in force since July 2013, vacuum cleaners and domestic ovens, hobs and range hoods are in force since January 2015 and directional lamps, light emitting diode lamps and related equipment and computers and computer servers are in force since February 2015 in Turkey. The MR&V activities regarding compliance with these requirements are implemented by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology.
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