The Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations for space and water heaters were published in 2013 and for solid fuel boilers in 2015. The regulations establish minimum requirements and an energy labelling scheme for the products in their scope. These guidelines aim to help relevant stakeholders, including industry and public authorities, to implement the Regulations in practice. They summarise the most relevant information from the regulations to give SMEs an introduction to the subject matter and answer the most common questions.
Throughout this document, the wording "space heaters and combination heaters" is used in reference to the products in scope of Regulations (EU) 811/2013 and (EU) 813/2013; the wording "water heaters" is used in reference to the products in scope of Regulations (EU) 812/2013 and (EU) 814/2013; and the wording "solid fuel boilers" is used in reference to the products in scope of Regulations (EU) 2015/1187 and (EU) 2015/1189.
The guidelines are intended to be used only for facilitating the implementation of the Regulations. They are not intended to replace the Regulations or to provide “interpretation” beyond their intent. The guidelines only reflect the opinion of the Commission services and are not legally binding. A finally binding legal interpretation of EU legislation may only be provided by the European Court of Justice. The guidelines are without prejudice to the position the Commission might take should an issue arise in a procedure before the European Court of Justice.
Table of Contents
1. Purpose of the guidelines and disclaimer
2. The Regulations
3.1. Space Heaters and Combination Heaters
3.2. Water Heaters
3.3. Solid fuel boilers
4. Product environmental impacts
5. State of play of legislation
5.2. Transitional provision
6. Key requirements
6.1. Ecodesign requirements
6.2. Energy Labelling requirements
6.3. Labelling requirements for packages
6.4. Packages where not all information is available
7. Measurements and calculations, the Relationship between the regulations, the commission communications and harmonised standards
8. Frequently Asked Questions