Commission Regulation (EU) 1253/2014

Last updated: 18 November 2019
This Regulation applies to ventilation units and establishes ecodesign requirements for their placing on the market or putting into service.


2. This Regulation shall not apply to ventilation units which:


(a)

are unidirectional (exhaust or supply) with an electric power input of less than 30 W, except for information requirements;


(b)

are bidirectional, with a total electric power input for the fans of less than 30 W per air stream, except for information requirements;


(c)

are axial or centrifugal fans only equipped with a housing in terms of Regulation (EU) No 327/2011;


(d)

are exclusively specified as operating in a potentially explosive atmosphere as defined in Directive 94/9/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (5);


(e)

are exclusively specified as operating for emergency use, for short periods of time, and which comply with the basic requirements for construction works with regard to safety in case of fire as set out in Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council (6);


(f)

are exclusively specified as operating:


(i)

where operating temperatures of the air being moved exceed 100 °C;


(ii)

where the operating ambient temperature for the motor, if located outside the air stream, driving the fan exceeds 65 °C;


(iii)

where the temperature of the air being moved or the operating ambient temperature for the motor, if located outside the air stream, are lower than – 40 °C;


(iv)

where the supply voltage exceeds 1 000 V AC or 1 500 V DC;


(v)

in toxic, highly corrosive or flammable environments or in environments with abrasive substances;


(g)

include a heat exchanger and a heat pump for heat recovery or allowing heat transfer or extraction being additional to that of the heat recovery system, except heat transfer for frost protection or defrosting;


(h)

are classified as range hoods covered by Commission Regulation (EU) No 66/2014 (7) on kitchen appliances.

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End uses covered
  • Building end-uses
  • Building systems
  • Ventilation
  • Appliances
  • Plug loads