The EU legislations on Ecodesign and energy labelling aim at improving the energy efficiency of products. It helps eliminate the least performing products from the market, contributing to the EU’s 2020 energy efficiency objective.

The Ecodesign Directive provides consistent EU-wide rules for improving the environmental performance of products, such as household appliances, information and communication technologies or engineering. The Directive sets out minimum mandatory requirements for the energy efficiency of these products.

The Energy Labelling Directive complement Ecodesign requirements with mandatory labelling requirements, ensuring consumers receive harmonized information to make enlightened choice when buying products.

Bioenergy installations

When it comes to biomass installations, two groups of products are subject to eco-design requirements:

The directives impose energy efficiency requirements, as well as emission limit values for OGC, CO, NOx and PM.

The same groups of biomass products are subject to eco-labelling requirements:

Our position

In order to ensure a decarbonised heating and cooling sector and reduce the level of emissions from the residential sector as soon as possible, it is crucial to foster the replacement of the old and inefficient existing stock of heating installations with highly efficient biomass stoves and boilers.

Read our summary of the requirements for bioenergy installations.