EU Directive 206/2012 Ecodesign requirements for air conditioners and comfort fans

Last updated: 18 November 2019
This Regulation establishes eco-design requirements for the placing on the market of electric mains-operated air conditioners with a rated capacity of ‰¤ 12 kW for cooling, or heating if the product has no cooling function, and comfort fans with an electric fan power input ‰¤ 125W.
From 1 January 2013
double duct air conditioners:
- if GWP of refrigerant > 150, EER 2.40, COP 2.36;
- if GWP of refrigerant ‰¤ 150, EER 2.16, COP 2.12;
single duct air conditioners:
- if GWP of refrigerant > 150, EER 2.40, COP 1.80;
- if GWP of refrigerant ‰¤ 150, EER 2.16, COP 1.62.
air conditioners except double ducts and single ducts
- if GWP of refrigerant > 150, SER 3.60, SCOP(Average heating season) 3.40;
- if GWP of refrigerant ‰¤ 150, SER 3.24, SCOP(Average heating season) 3.06.
From 1 January 2014
double duct air conditioners:
- if GWP of refrigerant > 150 for
- if GWP of refrigerant ‰¤ 150 for
- if GWP of refrigerant > 150 for 6-12 kW, EER 2.60, COP 2.60;
- if GWP of refrigerant ‰¤ 150 for 6-12 kW, EER 2.34, COP 2.34;
single duct air conditioners:
- if GWP of refrigerant > 150 for
- if GWP of refrigerant ‰¤ 150 for
- if GWP of refrigerant > 150 for 6-12 kW, EER 2.60, COP 2.04;
- if GWP of refrigerant ‰¤ 150 for 6-12 kW, EER 2.34, COP 1.84;
air conditioners except double ducts and single ducts
- if GWP of refrigerant > 150 for
- if GWP of refrigerant ‰¤ 150 for
- if GWP of refrigerant > 150 for 6-12 kW, SER 4.30, SCOP(Average heating season) 3.80;
- if GWP of refrigerant ‰¤ 150 for 6-12 kW, SER 3.87, SCOP(Average heating season) 3.42.

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End uses covered
  • Building end-uses
  • Building systems
  • Space cooling