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Jun 2012

Revised German energy consumption labelling legislation entered into force

On 15, Jun 2012 | In News @en | By KuL-Blog

The revised German “Energieverbrauchskennzeichnungsgesetz” (energy consumption labelling legislation) has recently entered into force. The new law transposes the European Energy Labelling Directive of May 19, 2010.

The new law aims at expanding its scope. Apart from household appliances, industrial and commercial products will be also included in the future. Furthermore, the law foresees additional energy efficiency classes A+, A++ and A+++ on top of the existing class A. The labelling scale contains further energy efficiency classes from A to G, with the aim to reduce the classes step by step from A to D by increasing energy efficiency of products.

Besides products requirements, the revised energy consumption labelling legislation improves market surveillance due to added enforcement obligations and rights on a regional level.