The EU energy label was first introduced back in 1995. It was designed to provide accurate, recognisable and comparable information on domestic household products regarding energy consumption and is considered one of the drivers of technological progress in appliances. It is a legal requirement to display this label on the appliance, in retail outlets and on any websites.
Over the years, continued improvements in energy saving technology have elevated large household appliances to the top of the rating scale, between A to A+++ , however this is limiting any further advances in technology.
In order to allow for this, the space between these energy ratings must be rescaled and this has resulted in a new energy label with new measurement criteria in place.
The new energy label will ensure plenty of space within the industry for development and allow customers to compare products much more easily.