EUP | Ecodesign Directive

The Ecodesign Directive provides with consistent EU-wide rules for improving the environmental performance of energy related products (ERPs) through ecodesign.

The Ecodesign Directive provides with consistent EU-wide rules for improving the environmental performance of energy related products (ERPs) through ecodesign. It therefore prevents disparate national legislations on the environmental performance of these products from becoming obstacles to the intra-EU trade. This should benefit both businesses and consumers, by enhancing product quality and environmental protection and by facilitating free movement of goods across the EU.

Energy related products (the use of which has an impact on energy consumption) account for a large proportion of the energy consumption in the EU and include:

  • Energy-using products (EUPs), which use, generate, transfer or measure energy (e.g. electricity, gas, fossil fuel), including consumer goods such as power adaptors, boilers, water heaters, computers, televisions, and industrial products such as transformers, industrial fans and industrial furnaces.
  • Other energy related products (ERPs) which do not necessarily use energy but have an impact on energy and can therefore contribute to saving energy, such as windows, insulation material or bathroom devices (e.g. shower heads, taps).


The Directive is under the responsibility of DG Enterprise and Industry and DG Energy.

For more information on EUP | Ecodesign Directive visit: http://ec.europa.eu

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