European Commission ErP Ecodesign Directive


The European Commission's Ecodesign Directive (2005/32/EC) aims at reducing the environmental impact of energy-related products* (ErPs), including the energy consumption throughout their entire life cycle. The Directive establishes a framework for setting Ecodesign requirements (such as energy efficiency requirements) for all ErPs in the residential, tertiary and industrial sectors.

* Formerly Energy Using Products (EuPs).

Countries: European Union
Type: Mandatory
Links: EC ErP Ecodesign Directive
EC ErP Ecodesign Working Plan
2015-2017 EC ErP Ecodesign Working Plan (Draft Task 1 Report)
2014 "Omnibus" Review Study

Ecodesign Directive standards currently "in force" **

** Passed by the European Parliament

Ecodesign Directive Working Documents (Used for developing Lot efficiency standards) and Draft Commission Proposals (used for voting on standards)

Try the New ErP Ecodesign Standards Finder

The ErP Standards Finder allows users to select an application from an A-to-Z listing and then immediately view the Tier One and Tier Two limits for standby, active-mode, and no-load power consumption. Links to relevant Power Integrations reference designs are also displayed in the search results. Commentary from energy-efficiency standards guru Mr. Green provides additional insight into how the Ecodesign Directive applies to the specified product.

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