In September 2013 the official publication of the Regulation on the Ecodesign of Lot 1 and 2 as well as the Energylabel ensured that heat pumps provide renewable heating and cooling in the most efficient manner. The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) celebrated the finalization of this important and forward-looking legislation with the cutting of the “Energy Label Cake” during the European Heat Pump Summit 2013 in Nürenberg.
The cake depicted the energy label for heat pumps in its most advanced level, showing also the energy efficiency class A+++. The requirements of this class can only be fulfilled by heat pump technology. Mr. Karl Ochsner, president of EHPA, served the first piece of the cake to Thomas Nowak, Secretary General of EHPA (see picture on the next page) during the dinner reception of the Heat Pump Summit on the 15th of October 2013 in Nürnberg. Over 150 participants enjoyed that fruity lemon taste of the first energy label cake ever prepared. They widely agreed that the A+, A++ and A+++ pieces were the tastiest parts of the dessert.
“Even though it took nearly seven years to prepare the final version of the regulations, our efforts have been rewarded. A single EnergyLabel allows for the comparison of different types of heaters and shows heat pumps as the most efficient technology for heating and among the best alternatives for hot water preparation! Ecodesign and the Energylabel are necessary steps towards an energy transition in the heating industry. More is to come for a true shift towards the use of renewable energy. One thing is certain, the heat is on!” said Thomas Nowak, Secretary General of EHPA.
EHPA hopes that the energy label will contribute to faster unleashing the benefits of the technology in the European market place. Much stronger market growth is essential for Europe to reach its energy and climate targets.
The pictures of the event can be found using this link!
Download the press release here.
For more information please contact Ms. Eirini Litina at eirini.litina[at]ehpa.org