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Framework for the Setting of EcoDesign Requirements

27 March 2017

This Regulation establishes eco-design requirements for the placing on the market and/or putting into service of:

  • air heating products with a rated heating capacity not exceeding 1MW;
  • cooling products and high temperature process chillers with a rated cooling capacity not exceeding 2MW; and
  • fan coil units.

What is the new legislation: Regulation (EU) 2281/2016
Who does this affect: Europe, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
When does this change take place: 1st January 2017
Air heating product" means a device that:

  • incorporates or provides heat to an air-based heating system;
  • is equipped with one or more heat generators;
  • may include an air-based heating system for supplying heated air directly into the heated space by means of an air-moving device.

"Heat generator" means the part of an air heating product that generates useful heat using one or more of the following processes:

  • the combustion of liquid or gaseous fuels;
  • the Joule effect, taking place in the heating elements of an electric resistance heating system;
  • by capturing heat from ambient air, ventilation exhaust air, water or ground heat sources and transferring this heat to the air-based heating system using a vapour compression cycle or a sorption cycle.

"Cooling product" means a device that:

  • incorporates or provides chilled air or water to an air-based cooling system or water-based cooling system; and
  • is equipped with one or more cold generators.

The full text of the Regulations may be found here.

Source: http://www.legislation.gov.uk