Ecodesign requirements

Ecodesign requirements apply to circulators sold in the EU. These requirements cover:

  • energy efficiency
  • functionality
  • product information

Energy savings

Circulators - pump devices used to circulate a fluid in a closed system, such as hot water in heating systems or cooling water in cooling distribution systems – are subject to EU ecodesign requirements. By 2020, energy efficiency rules for circulators will lead to annual energy savings of 23 TWh in the European Union, reducing CO2 emissions by 11 million tonnes.

The regulation also covers circulators built into other products, such as boiler-integrated circulators. It does not cover drinking water circulators.