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


Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Commercial/Industrial Equipment

The federal government has implement the EU's Ecodesign Directive (2005/32/EC) into German law by means of the Energy-using Products Act (EBPG). 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. With the implementing measure for electric motors, minimum standards with respect to the efficiency of electric motors were in several stages [2011 (in force), 2015 2017] defined.

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Industry, High-efficiency industrial equipment and systems, Industry

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