Ecodesign status: Final regulation

Labelling status: Coming products

547/2012: Electric pumps (commercial buildings, drinking water, food, agriculture)

Last updated: 01 November 2019

A revision of the ecodesign requirements is currently ongoing with a draft report available. 

An Ecodesign Pump Revision Study was finalized in December 2018. The study also includes prestudies made for Pumps for waste waters (Lot 28) and Large pumps and pumps for pools, fountains, aquariums (Lot 29).

Some proposed new possibilities for the new regulation includes:

  • EPA (Extended Product Approch) to integrate the pumps with speed control (VSD) and the engine, and then calculate the total energy efficiency.
  • Including pump types from Lot 28 and Lot 29, increasing the number of pumps included in the regulation from five to between 12-24.
  • To set energy efficiency requirements for constant flow of water and for variable flow.
  • Increased requirements for pump manufacturers to specify the type of pump placed on the market to facilitate market control.


Ecodesign requirements took effect January 1, 2013.

The energy efficiency requirement is determined as the lowest permissible efficiency. pump type and operating conditions, according to a formula in Annex III of the Regulation. On January 1, 2015, the energy efficiency requirement for water pumps were tightened.

The product information requirements are intended for those who buy a pump to get relevant product information, but it is also important for market control. Information about the pump should be available on the manufacturer's freely available websites. 

The regulation also addresses requirements for how market monitoring should be carried out for water pumps that are covered by the requirements.

Date Process Key documents
2019-09 Draft revision report

Draft report Water Pumps (pdf)

2018-12 Final revision study report

Ecodesign Water Pumps revision study (pdf), Annexes (pdf)

2012-06 Approved regulation

Regulation 547/2012 (pdf)

None Study completed (2008)

Final report pumps (pdf)


Archived documents (zip)