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On this page, you may find additional information on, for example, the PI Standard's true values glossary, relevant energy labels and product fiches, emplates of the Energy Labels in InDesign format, and a legal disclaimer.


True value glossary

Please find on the bottom of this page for download the true value glossary that is used in the PI Standard. The true value glossary lists all values that are included in the Standard, as well as the translations in all 14 PI Standard languages.


Energy label and product fiche

On 19 May 2010, the EU adopted the Directive 2010/30/EU on energy labels. Energy labels help consumers choosing products which save energy and thus money. They also provide incentives for the industry to develop and invest in energy efficient product design.

This page provides additional information on the Energy Label information category that is included in the PI Standard.

Please note that it is not the purpose of the PI Standard to provide an interpretation of European Union Energy Label Regulations, nor is the PI Certified Organization in the position to do so. Consequently, the manner in which the information regarding the Energy Label and the product fiche is described in the PI Standard and on the PI website, cannot be read as an explanation of said Regulation. Use of the PI Standard does not ensure compliance with this Regulation. It is the individual responsibility of the user of the PI Standard to interpret said Regulation and to comply with the legal requirements accordingly. Thus, the user is advised to consult the relevant EU Regulation for further clarifications about the information to be included in the Energy Label and the product fiche, in order to guarantee full compliance with the relevant EU requirements.

Please find below the European Energy Label Regulations for the product groups that are currently included in the PI Standard. The links for each product group will direct you to the Official Journal of the EU, where you can download the legislative text in .pdf format all official EU languages by clicking on the relevant icon:


Washing machines:



Washer dryers:

Refrigerating appliances:

Cooking appliances (domestic ovens and range hoods):

Vacuum cleaners:

Labelling of energy related products on the internet:

Water heaters:


Ecodesign requirements

The Ecodesign Directive (Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products) provides consistent EU-wide rules for improving the environmental performance of products, such as household appliances, information and communication technologies or engineering. The Directive sets out minimum mandatory requirements for the energy efficiency of these products. This helps prevent creation of barriers to trade, improve product quality and environmental protection.

Ecodesign requirements for domestic ovens, hobs and range hoods



The European Commission provides a frequently asked questions document on the Commission website, with additional information on the Energy Labelling Directive and its Implementing Regulations. Please click here to continue:


Templates of the Energy Labels in InDesign format

The European Commission also provides the templates for all energy labels in InDesign format. Please click here to continue:


Nested display arrows for Internet Energy Labels

Also available on the European Commission website are the arrows for the online energy labels. The arrows are obtainable in .eps and .png formats, as well as in left or right direction formats. Please click here to continue:


New Energy Label

The European Committee for Domestic Appliance Manufacturers (CECED) has created a website detailing the new EU energy label for all relevant products, as a guide for manufacturers and retailers. The website addresses the legal background of the label, the purpose of the label, the timetable, and the content of the label. It also provides the obligations of economic operators and an FAQ. The website will be available in all EU official languages. Please click here to continue:

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