Skip to main content
city-and-nature_c

The European Ecodesign regulation

Ecodesign is an approach to product design that encourages manufacturers to consider the environmental impact of the product over its entire lifecycle.

The European Union has developed the Ecodesign regulation in order to reduce energy consumption in equipment in buildings, including lighting, IT, water heating and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning). Carrier is committed to limiting the environmental impact of its products and solutions and reducing energy consumption.
Carrier, in line with the targets of the European climate and energy package for 2030
carrier-ecodesign-graphic-energy-efficiency-lower-greenhouse-gas-emissions-renewable-energy
New metrics because seasonal efficiency matters
EER & COP belong to the past as they measured operations only at a single point and at full thermal load. Compliance with the Ecodesign regulations therefore involves the use of new, more meaningful seasonal efficiency metrics. The new metrics all ensure precise evaluation of the energy actually consumed by chillers and heat pumps, by including seasonal variations in their measurements.
carrier-icon-eer-cop-forbidden
carrier-green-down-arrow-drawing
carrier-icon-ecodesign-sepr
SEPR

Seasonal Energy Performance Ratio

For chillers in industrial process cooling applications.
carrier-icon-ecodesign-seer
SEER

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio

For chillers in comfort cooling applications
carrier-icon-ecodesign-scop
SCOP

Seasonal Coefficient of Performance

For space heating applications

carrier-green-down-arrow-drawing

 
ηs,c (Etas,c)
ηs,h (Etas,h)

New measurement expressed in primary energy in order to compare the energy efficiency of products using different sources of energy.

Higher energy efficiency requirements apply under the new regulations

REGULATION 1253/2014
  • Ventilation units equipped with filters, energy recovery devices, fans and motors
REGULATION 2016/2281
  • Chillers of up to 2000kW used in air conditioning applications for comfort cooling
  • Industrial process cooling chillers (high temperature) up to 2000kW
  • Air conditioners, rooftops & VRF
REGULATION 2015/1095
  • Industrial process cooling chillers with negative leaving water temperatures.
REGULATION 813/2013
  • Air- and water-to-water heat pumps up to 400kW
  • Heat pumps up to 70kW must also carry Energy Labelling
Carrier solutions already compliant

Carrier's chillers, heat pumps and air handling units are already aligned with the European Ecodesign regulation requirements on energy efficiency. Please download our Ecodesign manuals from our dedicated Ecodesign website.

Download Ecodesign manuals

Air Handling Units : Overall product improvement

carrier-icon-energy-efficiency
EFFICIENCY / SPECIFIC FAN POWER
  • A ventilation unit with higher energy efficiency (less absorbed energy per m3 of air treated): higher fan efficiency, lower internal pressure drops.
carrier-icon-energy-recovery-green
ENERGY RECOVERY
  • More efficient heat recovery, lower pressure drops
carrier-icon-indoor-air-quality-green
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
  • Better filtration for better air quality and energy efficiency
carrier-icon-information
INFORMATION
  • Reinforced product information
carrier-ecodesign-energy-label_sm
Energy Labelling
In addition, European Energy Labelling regulation 811/2013 classifies heat pumps up to 70 kW from G to A++, according to their energy efficiency. From September 2019, the E, F and G classes will no longer exist. A new A+++ class will identify the most energy efficient products.