EPEE position paper on the review of Regulations 206/2012 and 626/2011 (ENER Lot 10) following the Consultation Forum of 6 July 2021
The European Commission is reviewing ecodesign Regulation 206/2012 and energy labelling Regulation 626/2011 for air conditioners and comfort fans (ENER Lot 10). EPEE, the voice of the air conditioning, heat pump, and refrigeration industry in Europe, supports the EU ecodesign and energy labelling policies, and agrees with the need to keep the legislation up-to-date and in line with the latest technological developments.
Our position paper provides EPEE’s comments to the most recent proposals from the Commission on the review of ENER Lot 10. In the first part, we will elaborate our views on the proposals in the Addendum Report on alternative testing methods and thermal comfort, which was presented by the Commission at the last Consultation Forum of 6 July 2021. The second part of this paper explains our support for a merged energy label for air conditioners and comfort fans (ENER Lot 10) and electric space heaters (ENER Lot 20), as we believe that this will help consumers choose the most energy efficient products.