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Status: Final regulation


1. Product study completed

A study for each product group examines market data, technological status and other relevant issues. When the study is completed, the Commission formulates a proposal (working document) taking the findings and recommendations of the study into account.

2. Consultation Forum and first proposal

The proposal (working document) from the Commission is communicated to experts, stakeholders and Member States. These parties meet in the Eco-design Consultation Forum to discuss the proposal.

Based on the Consultation Forum and the impact assessments, the Commission formulates a draft regulation.

3. Draft Regulation

When the Commission has formulated a draft regulation, it is sent to Inter-service Consultation (which means internal consultation of the different services of the Commission.). Before it is submitted to the Eco-design Regulatory Committee it is also notified to the WTO.

4. Approved by Regulatory Committee

The draft regulation is then submitted to the Regulatory Committee, which is composed by one representative from each EU Member State.

After the proposed regulation is adopted by a majority of the Regulatory Committee, it is sent to the European Parliament and Council for scrutiny.

5. Final Regulation

The regulation is formally adopted by the Commission and published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) before it enters into force.

The most likely legal form of the implementation is “regulation”, which means that it takes direct legal effect in all Member States.

Status: Final regulation


1. Product study completed

A study for each product group examines market data, technological status and other relevant issues. When the study is completed, the Commission formulates a proposal (working document) taking the findings and recommendations of the study into account.

2. Consultation Forum and first proposal

The proposal (working document) from the Commission is communicated to experts, stakeholders and Member States. These parties meet in the Eco-design Consultation Forum to discuss the proposal.

Based on the Consultation Forum and the impact assessments, the Commission formulates a draft regulation.

3. Draft Regulation

When the Commission has formulated a draft regulation, it is sent to Inter-service Consultation (which means internal consultation of the different services of the Commission.). Before it is submitted to the Eco-design Regulatory Committee it is also notified to the WTO.

4. Approved by Regulatory Committee

The draft regulation is then submitted to the Regulatory Committee, which is composed by one representative from each EU Member State.

After the proposed regulation is adopted by a majority of the Regulatory Committee, it is sent to the European Parliament and Council for scrutiny.

5. Final Regulation

The regulation is formally adopted by the Commission and published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) before it enters into force.

The most likely legal form of the implementation is “regulation”, which means that it takes direct legal effect in all Member States.

2015/1187 and 2015/1189: Solid fuel boilers:

Last updated: 23 September 2015

Ecodesign and labelling requirements for solid fuel boilers entered into force in August 2015.

    Ecodesign

    The ecodesgin requirements apply to solid fuel boilers with a nominal heat output of 50 kW or less and commercial local space heaters a nominal heat output of the product or of a single segment of 120 kW or less.

    The ecodesign requirements will be introduced 1 January 2022.

    Labelling

    The labelling regulation sets requirements for the energy labelling of:

    • solid fuel boilers with a rated heat output of 70 kW or less;
    • packages of a solid fuel boiler with a rated heat output of 70 kW or less;
    • supplementary heaters,;
    • temperature controls; and
    • solar devices.

    The regulation applies from April 2017.

      Date Process Key documents
      Aug 2015 Ecodesign regulation in force

      Ecodesign regulation 2015/1189 (pdf)
      Labelling regulation 2015/1187 (pdf)

      13 Oct 14 Regulatory Committee

      WD solid fuel boilers (pdf)

      Jul 2013 Proposals for solid fuel boilers notified to the WTO

      Ecodesign (pdf)
      Labelling (pdf)

      Jul 2013 Proposals for solid fuel local space heaters notified to the WTO

      Ecodesign (pdf)
      Labelling (pdf)

      17 Dec 12 Meeting on measurement methods for local space heaters

      Background information (pdf)
      Presentation (pdf)

      Comments:
      Member States:

      Norway, Denmark (pdf)

      19 Oct 12 Comments

      NGO & Consumers
      Env NGO (pdf)

      20 Sep 12 Consultation Forum Local Space Heaters

      Proposed requirements and explanatory notes (pdf)
      Presentation (pdf)

      Comments:
      Industry & Trade:

      CECED (pdf)
      CEFACD 1 (pdf), 2 (pdf)
      AEGPL (pdf)
      AEGPL Marogaz (pdf)
      AFYCET (pdf)
      CECED IT (pdf)
      DIgitalEurope (pdf)
      VEUKO (pdf)
      EHI (pdf)
      EFA (pdf)
      ESCHFOE (pdf)
      EUHA (pdf)
      HHIC (pdf)
      GrDF (pdf)
      IECOM (pdf)
      NHK (pdf)

      Member States:
      Czech Republic (pdf)
      Denmark1 (pdf)
      Denmark 2 (pdf)
      Denmark 3 (pdf)
      France (pdf)
      Germany (pdf)
      Ireland (pdf)
      Netherlands (pdf)
      Norway 1 (pdf)
      Norway 2 (pdf)
      Spain (pdf)
      Sweden (pdf)
      United Kingdom (pdf)

      Env & NGOs:
      NGOs (pdf)
      Env NGOs (pdf)

      Standardisation and certification organisations:
      HETAS (pdf)
      CEN TC62 (pdf)
      CEN TC295 (pdf)
      WG 12 (pdf)

      Industry & Trade:
      CECED (pdf)
      CEFACD (pdf)



      12 Jul 12 Consultation Forum Solid Fuel Boilers

      Working document (pdf)
      Annexes (pdf)
      Presentation (pdf)
      Draft minutes (doc)

      Comments:
      Member States:

      Austria (pdf)
      Cyprus (pdf)
      Denmark (docx)
      Germany (pdf)
      Netherlands (pdf)
      Sweden (pdf)
      Sweden additional comments (pdf)

      Trade & Industry:
      Ceced Italy (pdf)
      CEFACD, general (pdf)
      CEFACD (pdf)
      EHI (pdf)

      Standardization working groups:
      CEN TC 57/WG 1 (pdf), amendment (pdf)
      Italian Mirror Group for CEN/TC 295
      part 1 (pdf), part 2 (pdf)

      NGO & Consumers:
      Env NGOs (pdf)

      1 Mar 12 Final report available

      Final report
      task 1 (pdf)
      task 2 (pdf)
      task 3 (pdf)
      task 4 (pdf)
      task 5 (pdf)
      task 6 (pdf)
      task 7 (pdf)
      task 8 (pdf)

      2011 Product study completed
      Launch of study on solid fuel small combustion installations www.ecosolidfuel.org
      documents section

      Products & status