Ecodesign & Energy Labelling

The European 2030 climate and energy framework for improving energy efficiency will have a significant impact on the heating, ventilation and air conditioning sectors.

Therefore a new set of rules for energy efficiency measurements and specifications have been defined which will be integrated in the new energy efficiency label.

Today, buildings are responsible for the largest energy consumption, with HVAC systems being the most energy-intensive of all. The HVAC sector is now committed to manufacturing energy-efficient products for its clients to favour sustainable development.

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The fundamental change from today’s situation comes from the fact that seasonal efficiencies become the main focus of attention.
In doing so low performing products cannot be introduced in the market form January 2013 and with more restrictive limits form January 2014.

Energy efficiency values, together with the sound levels of the units, will be reflected in the new Energy label to allow end-customers to do better and environmentally sensible choice.

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New energy efficiency label

Energy Efficiency Class

In heating and cooling mode the new set of labels will increasethe scale every year from the actual A to a top rating of A+++


These value indicates the Seasonal Efficiency in Cooling (SEER) and heating mode (SCOP) calculated on annual operating hours at different climate zones

Climate zones

To better evaluate the consumption europe has been divided in three different climate zones:

  • Average – annual temperature of Strasbourg
  • Warmer – annual temperature of Athens
  • Colder – annual temperature of Helsinki

Sound levels

The operating noise of the indoor and the outdoor units expressed in decibel

New energy efficiency label

Minimum efficiency

New sets of rules has been defined in order to avoid the introduction of not efficient  products in the union.
Products with SEER and SCOP values lower than class D in SEER and Class A in SCOP or with elevated noise levels cannot be imported in Europe and will not be allowed to use the CE mark.

A+++ ≥ 8,50 ≥ 5,10
A++ ≥ 6,10 ≥ 4,60
A+ ≥ 5,60 ≥ 4,00
A ≥ 5,10 ≥ 3,40
B ≥ 4,60 ≥ 3,10
C ≥ 4,10 ≥ 2,80
D ≥ 3,60 ≥ 2,50


Sound levels ≤ 6kW ≥ 6kW
Indoor unit 60 dB(A) 65 dB(A)
Outdoor unit 65 dB(A) 70 dB(A)

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Will be effective for all products imported from January 1st 2013.

This directive applies also to fan motors of air conditioners and the manufacturer should include this data on the product nameplate.