EU Commission Publishes Revised Energy Labeling for Ovens, Ranges and Range Hoods

Continuing efforts originally begun in November 2010, the Commission of the European Union (EU) has issued new regulations regarding the requirements for the energy labeling of domestic cooking ovens, cooking ranges (“hobs”) and range hoods.

The revised energy labeling requirements for ovens, ranges and range hoods were published in January 2014 in the Official Journal of the European Union, and complement the eco-design requirements supplement the labeling requirements previously published in Directive 2010/30/EC.

Energy labeling requirements for a variety of home appliances and electronic devices have been promulgated by the Commission in an effort to increase consumer knowledge about the actual energy consumption of comparable household appliances, thereby creating incentives for manufacturers to improve the energy efficiency of their respective products. In recent years, the Commission has issued revised energy labeling requirements for refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, television, air conditioners and vacuum cleaners.

Read the Commission’s revised energy labeling requirements for ovens, ranges and range hoods.