Energy-related Products Act (EVPG):Implementing measure for electrical appliances in private households

Last updated: 5 November 2017
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 private households: Simple set-top boxes (02/2010), lighting (09/2009) Televisions (07/2010), heating loop circulation pumps (01/2013), Domestic refrigerators and freezers (07/2010), Domestic Washing (12/2011), Domestic dishwasher (12/2011), standby mode (01/2010), external power supply (01/2010). Air Conditioning and Ventilation Systems (01/2013)PC's and computer monitors (06/2013), tumble dryer (11/2013).

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