Energy labelling requirements apply to electric mains-operated professional refrigerated storage cabinets sold from July 2016 onwards.
The European Commission provides tools for generating energy labels for products on the EU market.
In addition to professional refrigerated storage cabinets, ecodesign requirements cover blast cabinets, condensing units and process chillers.
Professional refrigerators (refrigerated storage cabinets) are used in environments such as restaurants, canteens and hospitals. These regulations are expected to lead to energy savings of 6.3 TWh – which represents 70% of Estonia's annual energy consumption in 2014 – in 2020 and 15.6 TWh in 2030.