On this page, you may find additional information on relevant European Union legislation covering energy-related products.

Energy label and product fiche

Energy labels help consumers choosing products which save energy and thus money. They also provide incentives for the industry to develop and invest in energy efficient product design.

On 4 July 2017, the EU adopted Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 setting a framework for energy labelling and repealing Directive 2010/30/EU. The Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European union and entered into force on the fourth day following that of its publication.

Following this legislation, all products will be labelled on a new, updated and clearer scale from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). This system will gradually replace the current system of A+++ to G labels, which as a result of the development of ever more energy efficient products in recent years no longer enables consumers to distinguish clearly between the most energy efficient items. The new scale will help consumers make better informed purchasing choices. In addition, a product registration database will allow the public to consult product labels and information sheets, making it easier to compare the energy efficiency of household appliances.

This page provides additional information on the Energy Label information category that is included in the PI Standard.

Please note that it is not the purpose of the PI Standard to provide an interpretation of European Union Energy Label Regulations, nor is the PI Certified Organization in the position to do so. Consequently, the manner in which the information regarding the Energy Label and the product fiche is described in the PI Standard and on the PI website, cannot be read as an explanation of said Regulation. Use of the PI Standard does not ensure compliance with this Regulation. It is the individual responsibility of the user of the PI Standard to interpret said Regulation and to comply with the legal requirements accordingly. Thus, the user is advised to consult the relevant EU Regulation for further clarifications about the information to be included in the Energy Label and the product fiche, in order to guarantee full compliance with the relevant EU requirements.

Please find below the European Energy Label Regulations for the product groups that are currently included in the PI Standard. For some products, new European Energy Label Regulations will come into force in March 2021. Transitional measures have been taken and will come into effect in November 2020.

Washing machines: 



Washer dryers: 

Refrigerating appliances:

Cooking appliances (domestic ovens and range hoods)

Water heaters

Labelling of energy related products on the internet


Ecodesign requirements

Manufacturers of items sold in EU countries are also required to follow Ecodesing legislation, which sets minimum standards for the environmental performance of products.

The Ecodesign Directive (Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products) provides consistent EU-wide rules for improving the environmental performance of products, such as household appliances, information and communication technologies or engineering. The Directive sets out minimum mandatory requirements for the energy efficiency of these products. This helps prevent creation of barriers to trade, improve product quality and environmental protection.

Ecodesign requirements for domestic ovens, hobs and range hoods


The European Commission provides a frequently asked questions document on the Commission website, with additional information on the Energy Labelling Directive and its Implementing Regulations.

Templates of the Energy Labels in InDesign format

The European Commission also provides the templates for all energy labels for certain products.