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New EU ecodesign requirements for household products

The European Commission published a draft regulation laying down ecodesign requirements for off mode, standby mode, and networked standby energy consumption  

The new ecodesign requirements would apply to the electrical and electronic household and office equipment.  They complement the existing provisions of the Directive 2009/125/EC establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products. 

The draft Commission Regulation sets requirements regarding maximum energy consumption in off mode, standby and networked standby, as well as functional and information requirements related to these modes for various electrical and electronic household and office equipment.  In accordance with Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC, products not meeting these requirements will not be allowed to be placed on the EU market. 

The draft Regulation would repeal the Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008. 

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