Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Date Amended:


Policy Type:Information and Education, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Commercial/Industrial Equipment

The Ecodesign Directive constitutes the framework for the introduction of the harmonized standards with regard to ecodesign of energy-using products in the EU. During the recast of the Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC), its scope was extended to all energy-relevant products.

The EU Ecodesign Directive (2005/32/EC) was transposed into German law in 2008. The Energy-using Products Act (EBPG) was replaced in 2011 through the Energy-related Products Act (EVPG). The Energy-related Products Act (EVPG) contains the national law framework for the enforcement of product-specific implementing ecodesign measures laid down by the European Commission. The act also contains provisions on market surveillance in Germany.  Implementing measures in force for energy-using and energy-related equipment in the TRS-sector: Lighting (04/2010),heating loop circulation pumps (01/2013), standby mode (01/2010), Fans (01/2013), external power supply (04 / 2010).Implementing measures for boilers and combi boilers; consumption in networked standby mode, however, are decided by the EU Commission, but not yet in force.

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Lighting, Industry

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