After consulting the European Union Eco-Labelling Board, the European Commission has adopted the decision to amend the 2007/742/EC Decision, which establishes the ecological criteria for the award of the Community eco-label to electrically driven, gas driven or gas absorption heat pumps.
The criteria normally expired on 31 December 2013. Yet, an assessment has been carried out to evaluate the relevance and appropriateness of the current ecological criteria, as well as of the related assessment and verification requirements, established by this Decision. Given the stage of the revision process for this Decision, the Commission found it appropriate to prolong the period of validity of the ecological criteria and the related assessment and verification requirements which it sets out.
Therefore, the period of validity of the ecological criteria and the related assessment and verification requirements set out in Decision 2007/742/EC will be prolonged until 31 October 2014.
More information about the Ecolabel for heat pumps can be found here.
Please contact Mr. Pieter-Jan Cluyse at pieterjan.cluyse[at]ehpa.org for more information.