As of 1 January 2019, suppliers (manufacturers, importers or authorised representatives) need to register their appliances, which require an energy label in the European Product Database for Energy Labelling (EPREL), before selling them on the European market.
Product information to be entered in the database relates to the energy label, technical documentation and compliance monitoring.
Suppliers need a EU LOGIN account before starting registering their products.
The EPREL guidelines explains how to manage the entire registration process. EPREL generates all necessary energy labels.
For products placed on the EU market from 1 January 2019, their registration must be completed before placing any product on the European market.
For products placed on the EU market between 1 August 2017 and 31 December 2018, their registration can be completed until 30 June 2019.
For products placed on the EU market before 1 August 2017 and which are no longer marketed after this date, their registration is on a voluntary basis (at any time).
The label generator is a complementary tool for just creating a tailor-made energy label (e.g. for printing or for on-line publication).
The energy labelling requirements for individual product groups are established under the EU's Energy Labelling framework Regulation (2017/1369). For the following product groups registration is mandatory:
- Air conditioners
- Cooking appliances (domestic)
- Dishwashers (household)
- Heaters (space and water heaters)
- Local space heaters
- Refrigerating appliances (household)
- Refrigeration (professional)
- Solid fuel boilers
- Tumble dryers
- Ventilation units (residential)
- Washing machines (household)
Consumers will be able to search for product models in the EPREL database as of the second quarter of 2019.