Fabian Demicoli

Update on eco design requirements and Energy labeling

 GRTU has been informed of the following communication from the Malta Standards Authority:

Please note that various implementing measures that treat the minimum energy efficiency requirements of various product groups will enter into force later on this year.  These include:

 

External Power Supplies through regulation 278/2009

High intensity Discharge lamps and fluorescent lamps without integrated ballast through regulation 245/2009

Televisions through regulation 642/2009

Household refrigerators through regulation 643/2009

Also as from 1 September 2010 stage 2 of the requirements on non-directional lamps will start to apply. For more information see – http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/ecodesign/lumen/index_en.htm

More details on these dates may be found at http://www.msa.org.mt/rad/ecodesign/EUP_inforce/EUP%20in%20force.doc

Information on the above regulations may be found at – http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/ecodesign/legislation_en.htm

As regards Energy labelling – the proposals on the energy labelling of televisions and the revamping of the energy label of refrigerators is in a very advanced stage.  The draft regulations may be found at :

http://www.msa.org.mt/rad/ecodesign/EUP_discussed/sound%20and%20vision/Television/

http://www.msa.org.mt/rad/ecodesign/EUP_discussed/commercial%20and%20household%20equipment/refrigerators/

Besides an energy label with a new format these regulations will introduce requirements related with the advertisement and promotional material related to these products.

If more information is required please contact the undersigned Ing. Joseph Micallef

Tel: +(356) 23952221        e-mail:

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