Energy Labelling

Background

The energy label is a benchmark for the end-consumer to see how economical, environmentally friendly and/or energy saving the product is. Taking all the performance indicators into consideration, the product will be put in a category ranging from A (best) to G (worst), with the option of adding classes A+, A++ and A+++ to accommodate for technical progress. These classes are colour-coded from green (A) to red (G).

The role of heat-pump solutions

The energy label for heat pumps is based on the system's efficiency determined via ErP Lot 1, 2 and 10. With regards to the energy classes, it is as follows:

      A+++: heat pumps with an eta % primary energy > 150% for 55ºC heat emitter systems and primary energy > 175% for 35ºC heat emitter systems.

      G: heat pumps with an eta % primary energy < 40%.

The end-user can compare different, functionally identical heat generators and select the one that best suits his needs. Hence, all space heating systems will be compared via one label, which has as a consequence that heat pumps will be in the top tier/classifications of the label. In fact, only heat pumps with an efficiency class of A+ and better will be allowed on the market.

Policy state of play

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EHPA policy work

Objectives

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