For remote and plug-in supermarket cabinets, ice-cream freezers, gelato-scooping cabinets, beverage coolers and refrigerated vending machines, the current regulations are Energy Labelling (EU) No 2019/2018 and Ecodesign (EU) No 2019/2024. They came into effect in March 2021, along with the first tier of the minimum efficiency requirements; the second tier will apply from September 1st, 2023. Once the review process for those regulations is initiated, Topten will publish new policy recommendation on this page.
The review will start no later than 5 years after coming into force of the regulation (i.e. 1.3. 2026).
- The first energy labels for professional cooling appliances - lessons learnt. Steffen Hepp, Maike Hepp. EEDAL 2022, Paper and presentation
- Topten Summary on Energy Labelling and Ecodesign Regulation for refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function, Nov. 2020
- Memo on product declaration to Topten
- ProCold Publishable Report, project results 2016-2018, July 2018
- ProCold Technical Report, market overview and development 2016-2018, April 2018
- Commercial and Professional Refrigeration Products: Promoting Energy Efficiency with Legislation, Empowered Stakeholders and Rebates. Eva Geilinger, Eric Bush. EEDAL 2015, presentation and paper
Standards and labels
- EN 16902 Commercial beverage coolers - Classification, requirements and test conditions
- European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), CEN-CENELEC
Energy label and ecodesign requirements:
Other public product lists with standard data:
- Energy efficiency measures by the European Commission.
- eceee, the European council for an energy efficient economy, provides a status overview on all products in the Ecodesign & Energy Labelling process.
- Coolproducts informs about the EU ecodesign process. It is a coalition of NGOs' campaign for a stronger, fast Ecodesign Directive to save the climate and money.
- ECOS (Ecostandard) is an international NGO with a network of members and experts advocating for environmentally friendly technical standards, policies and laws.
- EPREL (European Product Registry for Energy Labelling) is the European product database. Products with an energy label are registered in EPREL in order to provide consumers with detailed product information.