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Product groups

Lot 1 - Professional refrigeration

After the inclusion of professional refrigeration products in the first Ecodesign Working plan, the feasibility of Ecodesign requirements and the Energy Label for these products was assessed.

Supporting documents:

Participants of a Member States expert meeting on 28-29 April 2014 voted on the draft Ecodesign regulation for professional refrigeration products (professional refrigerated storage cabinets, blast cabinets, process chillers and condensing units) and discussed the draft Energy Labelling delegated regulation for professional refrigerated storage cabinets.

As a result, two measures have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 8 July 2015:

The first Ecodesign requirements and the first energy label came into force as of 1 July 2016. Please find here:

Moreover, concerning condensing units, please find here an Excel tool to calculate the SEPR. Manufacturers only need to insert the cooling capacity and COP of the product at the 4 rating points A, B, C and D. The spreadsheet is aligned with the standard prEN13215:2015 and calculates the SEPR value automatically using linear interpolation between the 4 rating points (assuming constant capacity for temperatures above A and below D).

For additional information, please contact GROW-ECODESIGN@ec.europa.eu, indicating 'Lot 1 - professional refrigeration' in the subject of your email.

Lot 2 – Power transformers

Following the inclusion of power transformers in the first Ecodesign Working plan, an Ecodesign preparatory study was conducted between 2009 and 2011.

In May 2014, Regulation 548/2014 on ecodesign requirements for small, medium and large power transformers was adopted:

References to the following two harmonised standards in support of Regulation 548/2014 can be found on our web page on European Standards.

  • EN 50588-1:2015 on medium power transformers 50 Hz, with highest voltage for equipment not exceeding 36 kV - Part 1: General requirements
  • EN 50629:2015 on the energy performance of large power transformers (Um > 36 kV or Sr ≥ 40 MVA)

For additional information, please contact GROW-ECODESIGN@ec.europa.eu, indicating 'Lot 2 – power transformers' in the subject of your email.

Lot 3 – Sound and imaging equipment (includes games consoles)

Following the inclusion of sound and imaging equipment in the first Ecodesign Working plan, the feasibility of Ecodesign requirements and of an Energy Label for these products was assessed.

Relevant documents and links:

Voluntary Agreement on games consoles

The Commission recognised an Ecodesign voluntary agreement on games consoles on 22 April 2015. It contains:

  • industry commitments on minimum energy efficiency levels for all game consoles to be placed on the market when they are used in 'navigation mode' and 'media playback mode'
  • a commitment to attempt to cover the 'gaming mode' (the main mode of a console) when it is first revised in 2017
  • provisions to make consoles easier to repair by making spare parts and technical documentation available, as well as easier to disassemble

Relevant documents:

For additional information, please contact GROW-ECODESIGN@ec.europa.eu, indicating 'Lot 3 – Sound and imaging equipment' in the subject of your email.

Lot 4 – Industrial ovens and furnaces

Following the inclusion of industrial ovens and furnaces in the first Ecodesign Working plan, the feasibility of Ecodesign requirements and of an Energy Label for these products was assessed.

Relevant documents and links:

For additional information, please contact GROW-ECODESIGN@ec.europa.eu, indicating 'Lot 4 – Industrial ovens and furnaces' in the subject of your email.

Lot 5 – Machine tools

Following the inclusion of machine tools in the first Ecodesign Working plan, the feasibility of Ecodesign requirements and of an Energy Label for these products was assessed.

Relevant documents and links:

For additional information, please contact GROW-ECODESIGN@ec.europa.eu, indicating 'Lot 5 – Machine tools' in the subject of your email.

Lot 6 – Ventilation units

After the inclusion of ventilation units in the first Ecodesign Working plan, the feasibility of Ecodesign requirements and the Energy Label for these products was assessed.

Supporting documents:

Participants of an expert meeting on 16-17 December 2013 voted on the draft Ecodesign regulation for ventilation units.

As a result, two measures have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 25 November 2014:

The first Ecodesign requirements and the first energy label came into force as of 1 January 2016. Following a dedicated technical assistance study, a guidance document and a Commission communication on relevant standards and transitional methods were published.

For additional information, please contact GROW-ECODESIGN@ec.europa.eu, indicating 'Lot 6 – ventilation units' in the subject of your email.

Lot 7 – Steam boilers

Following the inclusion of steam boilers in the Ecodesign Working plan 2012-14, the feasibility of Ecodesign requirements for these products has been analysed in a dedicated preparatory study. See the final report.

For additional information, please contact GROW-ECODESIGN@ec.europa.eu, indicating 'Lot 7 – steam boilers' in the subject of your email.

Lot 8 – Power cables

Following the inclusion of power cables in the Ecodesign Working plan 2012-14, a dedicated preparatory study was undertaken between 2013 and 2015.

Relevant documents and links:

For additional information, please contact GROW-ECODESIGN@ec.europa.eu, indicating 'Lot 8 – power cables' in the subject of your email.

Lot 9 – Enterprise servers, data storage and ancillary equipment

After the inclusion of Enterprise servers, data storage and ancillary equipment in the Ecodesign Working plan 2012-14, the feasibility of Ecodesign requirements for these products has been assessed in a dedicated preparatory study, which ended in November 2015. Moreover, a technical assistance study on standardisation gaps (mainly related to the area of energy efficiency/product performance), ended in August 2016.

Currently, potential policy options for these products are being analysed by the European Commission in a dedicated impact assessment. With the aim to gather experiences, views and opinions of stakeholders and of the public, various consultations are taking/already took place:

A synopsis report summarises the results of the abovementioned consultations. Please do regularly consult this page for further updates.

For additional information, please contact GROW-ECODESIGN@ec.europa.eu, indicating 'Lot 9 – enterprise servers' in the subject of your email.