As of 1 January 2016, the new Ecodesign Regulation for Ventilation Units introduces new ecodesign requirements, making the CE marking mandatory.
Heat recovery will become a standard feature in bidirectional ventilation units in Europe. Except for stricter minimum energy efficiency requirements, this will have no impact on standard practices in Finland.
According to the new Ecodesign Regulation for Ventilation Units, the minimum thermal efficiency of a residential run-around Heat Recovery System (HRS) is 63%.
The minimum thermal efficiency of all HRSs except run-around HRSs is 67%. The requirements will become even stricter as of 1 January 2018, increasing by a further 5 to 6%.
Energy labelling becomes mandatory too
Energy labelling will also become mandatory for residential ventilation units as of 1 January 2016. It indicates the energy efficiency class of the unit for an average climate in Europe, maximum flow rate (@100 Pa) as well as sound power level.
Energy labelling was introduced in order to facilitate the comparison of products for example. The objective of the Commission is to see the least energy-efficient ventilation units on the market give way to more efficient ones.