The aim of the Ecodesign Directive and the Energy Labelling Regulation is to increase the energy efficiency of products, reducing their overall environmental impacts, promoting the free-movement of energy-related products within EU, and providing consumers with information allowing them to select the more energy efficient products.
Ecodesign is of the highest importance to the heat pump industry as it sets requirements to be met directly by manufacturers. It ensures that inefficient and outdated technologies will be kept out of the European market, thus fostering continuous innovation.
EHPA supports the standards imposed on heating and cooling solutions.
The European Commission is now operating under the Ecodesign Working Plan for the 2022-2024 period, adopted in March 2022 to ensure that this successful policy will continue to contribute to the EU’s energy efficiency targets.
The Energy Labelling Regulation is an EU tool to help consumers choose energy-efficient products. It complements the EU Ecodesign requirements with mandatory labelling requirements. The European Commission has proposed a rescaling of the labels for heat pumps as they have become more efficient over time.
In addition, EPREL, a product database, has been set up under the new Regulation in order to make it easier to compare the energy efficiency of household appliances. EPREL has a public part and a compliance part. Since 1 January 2019, heat pump manufacturers and suppliers have been required to upload the necessary data to ensure that their products are allowed on the market. In March 2022, a trial version of the public database was launched. Consumers are now able to consult the product database for energy labels and product information sheets.
Energy labelling aims to help consumers make informed choices and push consumers toward better products. Since heat pump technologies are in the highest classes of the energy label in heating, cooling, and domestic hot water, the sector indirectly benefits from this additional communication.
EHPA strongly supports the rescaling of the energy label which gives more visibility to the most performant products on the market, the heat pump technologies.
Relevant papers and reports
Ecodesign framework directive
|Joint industry letter to EU Commission on compliance support facility proposals (March 2022)||23/03/2022||Download –|
Energy Labelling Regulation
|Joint industry statement on EPREL implementation||08/03/2021||Download –|
Sustainable Products Regulation and circular economy
|EHPA response to public consultation on the SPI||17/08/2022||Download –|
|EHPA annexe to the public consultation on SPI||17/08/2021||Download –|
|EHPA Feedback to the public consultation on the Sustainable Consumption of Goods||04/04/2022||Download –|
|Joint industry proposal on ESPR Amendments – first round||04/04/2022||Download –|
|Proposal ESPR SoC Supporting associations (October 2022)||17/10/2022||Download –|
MEErP and Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Working Plans
|EHI EHPA proposal LT emitters under EPBD||21/12/2021||Download –|
|he Methodology for the Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP)||Download –|
ENER Lot 1-2 Space and Water Heaters
|EHPA position on Compensation Method||07/06/2021||Download –|
|EHPA position on peak temperature||07/07/2021||Download –|
|EHPA position on compensation Method after the update given by BAM||25/05/2022||Download –|
|EHPA position on monitoring requirement||22/08/2022||Download –|
|EHPA position on testing and calculation methods||23/09/2022||Download –|
|EHPA-EHI joint paper on sound power level||31/05/2021||Download –|
|EHPA comments on Lot 1||Download –|
|Letter to the EU Commission on ecodesign and energy labelling for space and water heating||Download –|
|EHPA written comments on Lot 2||Download –|
ENTR Lot 6 Multifunctional Units
|Platform on MFUs Ventilation Units MFU report||28/02/2020||Download –|
|Platform multifunctional Units Information Requirements EU||15/05/2020||Download –|
|Proposal for a Standardisation Strategy for Multifunctional Residential Ventilation Units||17/05/2021||Download –|
ENER Lot 10 Air conditioning appliances
|EHPA comments on the review of ENER Lot 10||15/09/2021||Download –|
|Joint statement on the merging of the labels Lot 10 & Lot 20||02/11/2022||Download –|
|EHPA Position on Merging of Energy Label Lot 10 and 20||13/07/2022||Download –|
|EHPA contribution to the Public Consultation on the merging of the labels||29/08/2022||Download –|
|EHPA Feedback to Call for Evidence on Ecodesign Lot 10||18/02/2022||Download –|
|EHPA written comments on the suggested resource requirements for air conditioners||07/07/2022||Download –|
ENER Lot 38 BACS
|EHPA position paper on Lot 38 BACS||13/12/2021||Download –|