Refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function include super market cabinets, cabinets for scooping ice-cream, refrigerated vending machines, beverage coolers and ice-cream freezers.
The EU energy labels for refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function use, as of 1 March 2021, a scale from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient) under Regulation (EU) 2019/2018. The labels provide information on the product’s
- energy efficiency class
- energy consumption
- volume or display areas of the compartments
- temperature of the compartments
For beverage coolers and ice-cream freezers, the labels also show the maximum ambient temperature.
Rules on ecodesign for refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function apply from 1 March 2021 under Regulation (EU) 2019/2024.
The regulations are expected to lead to energy savings of 48 TWh in 2030, which represents half of the final energy consumption of Belgium in 2016.