Main features of the new energy label
The energy label has been a mainstay of appliances and products for more than 25 years. It's supported consumers and professional buyers in the searching and choosing of energy efficient products, and helped manufacturers and retailers develop more innovative and efficient products. Due to increased demand for more environmentally friendly options, the energy that products use has reduced. This meant that the old labelling scheme - ranging from A+++ to G - had become less effective. This made it more difficult for consumers to identify the most efficient products. The label has therefore been revised and optimised. The new label, which started to appear in high street and online shops from March 2021, features a new, simpler range: A to G.
- The new label uses a uniform A-G scale for all products. A+++/A+ will no longer exist.
- In the upper right corner of the label a QR-Code has been introduced which provides a direct link to further product information.
- The energy consumption of the products is shown more prominently towards the middle of the label.
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