A heat pump is a device that can provide heating, cooling and hot water for residential, commercial and industrial use. Despite the name, all heat pumps can provide both heating and cooling. They work well in nearly all types of climate.
EHPA aims for quality. Together with its member it tries to show both the end-consumers and policy makers that heat pumps are quality products that are very energy efficient and are using the available renewable energy sources as much as possible.
EHPA is the voice of the heat pump sector in the European Union and advocates for a faster deployment of heat pumps. We want EU laws that enable heat pumps to become the number one heating and cooling solution in Europe. Everyone, everywhere should have access to sustainable, affordable heating.
EHPA members meet at the annual general assembly.
EHPA organises the annual conference Heat Pump Forum, and several heat pump related events every year.
EHPA co-organises and supports the European Heat Pump Summit in Nuremberg.
EHPA is present at major trade fairs in Europe.
The Quality Label is a programme developed by EHPA aiming to assure the end consumer of the quality of a heat pump unit or model range on the market. The label is based on tests according to international standards EN 14511, EN 14825, EN 15879 and EN 16147. The tests are executed by ISO 17025 accredited test centres.
There are currently 12 countries participating in the scheme. While the label has a European focus, it requires a national reference to verify the existence of a service organisation.
Show your quality product to the end-consumer
If you are a heat pump manufacturer, you can easily obtain the EHPA Quality Label by following the steps below.
Get your single unit or model range tested at one of the EHPA recognised Test Centres. To know if your different units can be part of a model range, please check our document, which defines the requirements of a model range. If you want to apply for a range of heat pumps where each model is an assembly of two identical single heat pump models of the same model range (twin model range), please consult our addendum.
Apply to the national quality label commission in one of the participating countries of your choice. You can find the application document here.
The national quality label commission will assess the application and grant the label for a specific country if the unit fulfills the quality requirements.
Once the label is granted, you will receive the official certificate and the label to be printed and placed on the units. The label then may also be used for marketing purposes.
Attention: the certificate can only be used in the country where the label has been granted!
Once you have obtained the original label (“parent certificate”), you can immediately apply to have your unit labelled in different countries. You need to contact the national quality label commissions in the countries you are interested in. You should provide them with:
the “parent certificate”, which is the label of the first country where you have applied
the additional national requirements, which need to be fulfilled
Attention: the different labels remain valid for the same period as the original parent certificate.
The EHPA Quality Label is valid for 3 years. It is possible to renew the validity of the label for another 3 years. This can be done up to two times. The test centres recognised by EHPA will demand a retest when needed, e.g., when a specific component has been replaced, which can have a significant impact on the overall performance. Please find the application document to renew your label here.
You can find the details on the national quality label commissions below: