Final eco-design and labelling regulations for refrigerating appliances published
Eco-design and energy labelling regulations were published on 5 December 2019 for Refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function (commercial refrigerated cabinets) and Domestic refrigerators. The full document listing all the regulations can be downloaded from: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2019:315:TOC
The eco-design and labelling regulations for refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function apply from 1 March 2021. After this date it will be a legal requirement to energy label products. To do this suppliers and dealers must ensure that cabinets are ‘tested and approved’. This means that the cabinet must:
- have been tested for the operating conditions prescribed in the regulations and be tested according to the requirements in the regulations. This means that cabinets must be tested according to relevant legislation and/or European or international standards;
- it is accompanied by evidence, to be included in the technical documentation in the form of a certificate, a type approval mark or a test report, that the product has been specifically approved for the mentioned operating condition or application;
- be placed on the market specifically for the mentioned operating condition or application, as evidenced at least by the technical documentation, information provided for the product and any advertising or marketing materials.
The regulations clearly point to testing to European standards that are available to test refrigerated display cabinets, beverage coolers, ice cream freezers, gelato-scooping cabinets and vending machines. Much of the information on testing and requirements that the regulations require can be found in previous RD&T news articles at:
If you would like advice on eco-design regulations or require testing for any of these products please contact Judith Evans at RD&T (firstname.lastname@example.org).