EcoDesign and Energy Labelling Directives
The EcoDesign and Energy Labelling Directives were published respectively in 2009 and 2010. These regulations express the Commission’s commitment towards energy efficiency, compelling the market to offer more efficient energy consuming products, in a “from design to operation” perspective.
EcoDesign refers to the design of energy consuming appliances according to efficiency and environmental criteria. It focuses on the manufacturer.
Energy Labelling focuses on the consumer. It aims at providing the end-consumers with more information regarding the products energy performance, fostering the acquisition of more energy efficient products.
Besides the product label, these regulation foresee also a new type of label, the PACKAGE LABEL. Depending on whether the label is provided by the manufacturer or issued by the dealer or installer, they have to comply with different duties. More information on the responsibilities of the different actors.
Legal back ground
The delegated regulations set for space, water and combination heaters were published in 2013.
Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 811/2013 of 18 February 2013 supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the energy labelling of space heaters, combination heaters, packages of space heater, temperature control and solar device and packages of combination heater, temperature control and solar device.
Commission Regulation (EU) No 813/2013 of 2 August 2013 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for space heaters and combination heaters.
Commission Regulation (EU) No 814/2013 of 2 August 2013 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for water heaters and hot water storage tanks.
The most relevant and innovative aspect introduced by these regulations lies on the introduction of a new concept in the energy labelling requirements, the package labelling, meant for the labelling of heating systems composed by more than one equipment, in an overall system evaluation perspective.
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(for space heating)
Space heating systems, combi systems,
packages of space heating and solar
system, temperature controller/and
packages of combi solar systems,
Space heating and combi systems
(for hot water systems)
Hot water systems, hot water
storage and packages of hot
water systems and solar system
Hot water systems and hot
water storage systems
Overview: Requirement for EcoDesign or Energy Labelling
|Low-temp. Heat pumps
|Comb. Heat Power
≤ 50 kWel
≤ 50 kWel
|Water heaters or combi. Systems
|Hot water storage tank
|≤ 2000 litres
|≤ 500 litres
|Packages of these products with
control technology or solar thermal
Storage ≤ 500 litres*
*storage tanks ≤ 2000 l have to be provided with a data sheet
Exemptions: Solid fuels, Bio mass / Steam and air driven heating systems / Existing heating systems