Ecodesign Directive (EUP, ERP)

2010/30/EU - 2009/125/EC

The energy efficiency of consumer products is governed throughout the EU by the CE-relevant Ecodesign Directive – ErP – “Energy Consumption Directive”.

On 20 November 2009, Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council took effect, which is a directive that is valid throughout Europe and is to be implemented into national law by the member states in order to create a framework for the definition of requirements for environmentally sound design of products of relevance to energy consumption. In addition to all energy-using products and product groups, except vehicles, products whose use influences the consumption of energy (insulating materials, windows, etc.) also fall within the scope of the Directive. The aim of the Ecodesign Directive is to exclude particularly inefficient equipment from the European market in order to ultimately be able to achieve national and European climate protection targets. Minimum efficiency requirements are stipulated for various product groups in the course of individual so-called implementing measures of the Directive. The Directive itself does not contain any detailed product requirements. Environmentally compatible design of products as well as the saving of energy and other resources are to be promoted in manufacturing, operation and disposal.

The Ecodesign Directive is applied in Germany in the “Gesetz über die umweltgerechte Gestaltung energiebetriebener Produkte” (= Act concerning environmentally compatible design of energy-driven products) (Energiebetriebene-Produkte-Gesetz/EBPG).

In collaboration with accredited testing laboratories, TMK offers you the following ecodesign services for all consumer goods, appliances and IT equipment commonly used in homes and households: