Ecodesign and Energy Labelling for Energy-related Products (ErP)

European Union

Whether you require a product now or for a project completed in some years’ time. We take compliance seriously, guaranteeing that our solutions always meet current and upcoming European Union environmental and energy efficiency regulations such as Ecodesign. Our global team of regulatory experts is always by your side.

Ecodesign and Energy Labelling drive the market towards the most efficient HVAC solutions

Ecodesign and Energy Labelling, in combination, have been considered one of the most effective policy tools in energy efficiency worldwide. The key objective of the EU’s Ecodesign measures is to improve products’ energy and environmental performance by setting minimum efficiency requirements. Its related Energy Labelling schemes, applicable mostly to consumer products, provide a simple way to compare products. They guide customers towards the most efficient solutions available today.

A critical project requirement

The EU Ecodesign Directive impacts all energy-related products (hence often known simply as “ErP”) sold within the European Union. The Directive, which is mandatory in all EU Member States and adopted in a few non-EU countries such as Turkey, creates a framework within which manufacturers of energy-related products (e.g., ventilation units, fans, air conditioners) are obligated to reduce their energy consumption and environmental impact through the life cycle.

The Directive and its underlying ErP Regulations are regularly reviewed, meaning minimum requirements tighten over time. Complying with these laws is mandatory for projects in every segment.

Pacific Ventilation commits to future-proof compliance

The trend towards ever stricter energy requirements and cutting greenhouse gas emissions to limit climate change favours Pacific Ventilation, which invests heavily in developing high-quality, long-lasting and, above all, low-energy usage products.

Through our extensive engagement with trade associations, standardisation bodies and policymakers across Europe, our experts shape the development of these laws, which translates back into our forward-thinking product development processes.

If you order with us today, you can rest assured that all our products already consider upcoming legal revisions and corresponding requirements.

Lena Eklind
Technical Director, Group

Why Ecodesign is pivotal to achieving sustainability

The EU aims to be the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. One of the key objectives to achieve this overarching goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030. Green Deal objectives have resulted in revising climate, energy, and transport-related legislation under the ‘Fit for 55’ package to align current legislation with 2030 and 2050 targets.

The next phase of the legislation

Effectively, Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives are integral puzzle pieces of a complex network of legislation to reduce energy consumption, promote more sustainable processes and reduce carbon footprints and emissions. The EU legislative landscape is transforming as we see more and more sustainability-related criteria being proposed in revised legislation to promote a more circular economy, such as material and resource efficiency, recyclability, durability, reparability, and re-usability.

Nerissa Deoraj
Senior Public Affairs Manager, Group

Ecodesign has proven successful but is reaching its limit regarding how much energy savings can be achieved. The next phase of legislation has been proposed under the EU Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI), which, in the future, will revise and transform the existing Ecodesign Directive into the ‘Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation’ (ESPR).

Revised legislation will introduce sustainability-related calculations and declarations to demonstrate performance from both the energy and sustainability aspects of products.