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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.

814/2013 and 812/2013: Water heaters and hot water storage tanks

Last updated: 04 October 2013

Final ecodesign and labelling regulations for water heaters and hot water storage tanks entered into force in September 2013.

A water heater is defined as a product connected to an external supply of drinking water to generate heat and transfer this water to desired temperature levels. The hot water is typically used for cooking, cleaning, bathing and space heating (and several items in industry).

The scope of the ecodesign regulation include:

  • Water heaters with a rated heat output ≤ 400 kW
  • Hot water storage tanks with a storage volume ≤ 2 000 litres.

Exceptions are, among others:

  • water heaters specifically designed for using predominantly biomass fuels;
  • water heaters using solid fuels;
  • water heaters designed for making hot drinks and/or food only;

For storage tanks, requirements for standing loss and product information are specified of Annex II, point 2.1.

    Date Process Key documents
    6 Sep 13 Final regulation published in the OJ

    Final ecodesign regulation (pdf)
    Final labelling regulation 812/2013 (pdf)

    13 Mar 13 Ecodesign and labellling requirements adopted

    Ecodesign:
    Water heaters (pdf)
    Space and combination heaters (pdf)

    18 Feb 13 Labelling regulation

    Adopted labelling regulation (pdf)

    12 Dec 12 Updated proposal energy labelling heaters

    Energy labelling proposal (pdf)

    29 Jun 12 Meeting of Member States experts
    5 Jun 12 Revised working documents submitted

    Water heaters:
    Ecodesign (pdf)
    Labelling (pdf)

    Space and combination heaters:
    Ecodesign (pdf)
    Labelling (pdf)

    Feb 2012 New working documents submitted

    Water heaters:
    Ecodesign (pdf)
    Labelling (pdf)
    Testing and calculation (pdf)
    Explanatory note (pdf)

    Space and combination heaters, including comments for water heaters: see Lot 1

    Jun 2010

    Working document ecodesign (pdf)
    Working document energy labelling (pdf)
    Notes on working document (pdf)

    2010

    WD transitional testing calculation (pdf)
    Corrected working document ecodesign (pdf)

    Comments:
    CECED comments on draft communication (pdf)
    CECED comments  (pdf)
    BEAMA comments (pdf)

    Reports:
    Swedish Energy Agency (SP) (pdf)
    Swedish Energy Agency (doc)

    2010

    Comments:
    Member States:
    Austria (doc)
    Belgium (doc)
    Czech Republic (pdf)
    Denmark (docx)
    Finland (doc)
    France (pdf)
    France (pdf)
    Germany (pdf)
    Germany Labelling (pdf)
    Ireland (doc)
    Malta ( doc)
    Netherlands (pdf)
    Norway (pdf)
    Portugal (doc)
    Spain (doc)
    United Kingdom (doc)

    Industry & Trade:
    ZVSHK (pdf)
    EURELECTRIC (pdf)
    TEHVA (doc)
    Eurocommerce (doc)
    ESTIF (pdf)
    EPEE (doc)
    CEN CENELEC (pdf)
    CEN CENELEC add (pdf)
    EHCA (doc)
    EDF (pdf)
    EDF labelling (doc)
    EDF calculation (xls)
    HWA (doc)
    HHIC ecodesign (doc)
    HHIC testing calulation (doc)
    HHIC labelling (doc)

    NGO & Consumers:
    BEUC ANEC (pdf)
    Env NGO (pdf)

    Others;
    Prof. Hirschberg (pdf)

    Dec 2009

    Comments:
    Austria (doc)
    Austria (e-mail) (pdf)
    Finland (doc)
    Finland, preliminary (doc)

    Studies:
    Danish Technological Institute Study (pdf)

    CECED documents (zip)

    Sep 2008

    Revised Annex IV (v 2) (pdf)

    8 Jul 08 Second Consultation Forum

    Revised working document (pdf)
    Annex IV (pdf)

    Presentation Lot 2 (ppt)
    Presentation Annex IV (ppt)
    Presentation NOx limits (ppt)

    Comments before CF (zip)
    Comments after CF (zip)

    18 Mar 08

    eceee comments (doc)

    29 Feb 08 Consultation Forum

    Working document (pdf)
    Annex V (pdf)

    2007 Study on water heaters

    www.ecohotwater.org

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