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.
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.
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.
|Aug 2015||Ecodesign regulation in force||
Ecodesign regulation 2015/1189 ()
|13 Oct 14||Regulatory Committee||
WD solid fuel boilers (pdf)
|Jul 2013||Proposals for solid fuel boilers notified to the WTO|
|Jul 2013||Proposals for solid fuel local space heaters notified to the WTO|
|17 Dec 12||Meeting on measurement methods for local space heaters||
|19 Oct 12||Comments||
NGO & Consumers
|20 Sep 12||Consultation Forum Local Space Heaters||
|12 Jul 12||Consultation Forum Solid Fuel Boilers||
NGO & Consumers:
|1 Mar 12||Final report available|
|2011||Product study completed|
|Launch of study on solid fuel small combustion installations||www.ecosolidfuel.org