Ecodesign status: Final regulation

Labelling status: Final regulation

Professional refrigerating and freezing equipment: 2015/1095 and 2015/1094

Last updated: 20 November 2015

Ecodesign and energy labelling regulations for professional refrigerating and freezing equipment entered into force in August 2015.


The ecodesign regulation includes requirements for:

  • Electric mains-operated blast cabinets
  • Electric mains-operated professional storage cabinets (including those sold for the refrigeration of items other than foodstuffs)
  • Condensing units, operating at low or medium temperature or both.
  • Process chillers intended to operate at low or medium temperature.

Energy efficiency requirements are proposed from 2016, 2018 and 2019.

Energy labelling

The energy labelling regulations sets requirements for labelling and product information on professional refrigerated storage cabinets.

Requirements apply from 2016 and 2019.

Date Process Key documents
2014-01 WTO notification

Draft ecodesign (pdf) and labelling (pdf) regulations notified to the WTO

2013-06 Interservice Consultation

Ecodesign (pdf)
Labelling (pdf)

None Study on refrigerating and freezing equipment

Preparatory study (pdf)