Energy Labelling and Ecodesign Requirements for Solid Fuel Local Space Heaters
SAFEGUARDS | Electrical & Electronics NO. 178/15
On 21 July 2015, the European Union announced Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1186, supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, with regard to energy labelling of local space heaters, as well as Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1188 and (EU) No. 2015/1185, implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, with regard to ecodesign requirements for solid fuel local space heaters.
Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1186
Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1186 supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU establishes requirements for the energy labelling of, and the provision of supplementary product information on, local space heaters with a nominal heat output of 50 kW or less. It also specifies the responsibilities of suppliers and dealers, as well as the measurement and calculation methods to define energy efficiency class.
Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1188 and (EU) No. 2015/1185
Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2015/1188 establishes ecodesign requirements for domestic local space heaters with a nominal heat output of 50 kW or less, and commercial local space heaters with a nominal heat output of the product, or of a single segment of 120 kW or less.
These two Regulations specify ecodesign requirements and timetable, the conformity assessment, the verification procedure for market surveillance purposes, indicative benchmarks and transitional provision.
- Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2015 /1186 of 24 April 2015 shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (21 July 2015). It shall apply from 1 January 2018 for local space heaters that are not flueless heaters using solid fuels or open to chimney heaters using solid fuels. However, some requirements shall apply from 1 April 2018. Further, this Regulation shall apply from 1 January 2022 for flueless heaters using solid fuels and open to chimney heaters using solid fuels. However, some requirements shall apply from 1 April 2022.
- Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2015 /1188 of 28 April 2015 and (EU) No. 2015 /1185 of 24 April 2015 shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (21 July 2015).
What do the changes mean for energy related products?
These regulations affect local space heaters with a nominal heat output of 50 kW or less. In addition, you must ensure products are in compliance with this regulation before it enters into force.
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