This first article outlines the key ecodesign requirements as set by a new EU Regulation with regards to household refrigerating appliances, now mostly running on hydrocarbons. These encompass requirements regarding energy consumption in the use phase and product features designed to ensure more environmentally friendly use by the end-user.
|Application date||Energy Efficiency Index (EEI)|
|1 July 2010||EEI < 55|
|1 July 2012||EEI < 44|
|1 July 2014||EEI < 42|