The European Ecodesign Directive applies throughout the European Economic Area to hot water and heating appliances.
It lays down minimum standards for energy efficiency and maximum levels for harmful emissions and noise, which will lead to the gradual elimination from the market of products providing a seasonal efficiency of less than 86%.
Through Ecodesign, you can count on high-performance appliances, providing better efficiency, which are more environmentally friendly and provide you with significant savings.
They can be installed in a new or renovated house or apartment building.
- Generators with a power of less than 400 kW and water heaters and storage tanks with a capacity of less than 2000 liters are covered.
- This includes heat pumps, micro-CHP boilers, boilers, electric storage water heaters, instantaneous electric, thermodynamic or solar heaters, storage tanks and control systems.
The Ecodesign Directive applies from September 26th 2015.
- But first, on August 1st 2015, the Energy Efficiency Index for class A circulation pumps has to be reduced from 0.23 to 0.27 to provide still more savings and efficiency.
- Any products not complying with the Directive may still be marketed but only by fitters and distributors whereas manufacturers are no longer allowed to sell these products.