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EU washing machine energy label. European Union (EU) energy label on a washing machine in France. The label has an overall energy rating (A-plus) on a seven-point scale from A-triple-plus to D, and colour-coded efficiency from high (green) to low (red). Also shown is the water consumption (9299 litres per year), energy consumption (197 kilowatt-hours per year), capacity in kilograms (6 kilograms), spin-drying efficiency class (B), and noise emissions in decibels for wash cycle (57) and spin cycle (78). Energy labels, in use on many EU products since 2010, have been mandatory for new EU washing machines since December 2011. Photographed in 2012.
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