EEPLIANT3 - Work Package 7 - Air conditioners and Comfort Fans

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Work Package Leader: Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Croatia
Work Package Coordinator: Austrian Energy Agency

Scope and Objectives

The action is based on the EU regulations in place. The core objectives of the work package are summarised as follows:

  • Assessment and use of screening methods to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of market surveillance actions;
  • Checking product compliance based on document inspection;
  • Checking product compliance based on product testing;
  • Check of compliance for online labelling;
  • Feedback and recommendations from experiences with document inspection and product testing to support the further development of standards and legislation. Identification of circumvention issues;
  • Impact assessment for the action.

Approximately 47 (32 models in a mix of single/double duct and split air conditioners and 15 units in the category split air conditioners) product models shall be tested with the intention of a roughly equal share of models between Market Surveillance Authorities.

EU Legislation – Energy Labels & Eco-design

This Work Package is dedicated to a comprehensive market surveillance action for the product group air conditioners and comfort fans, subject to:

  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 206/2012 (Eco-design);
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 626/2011 (energy labelling);
  • Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 518/2014 (labelling of energy-related products on the internet).

Work Plan

  • Setting the focus of the action;
  • Product screening to enhance the efficiency of the action;
  • Document inspection;
  • Inspection of online labels and product information stored in the EPREL database;
  • Product testing;
  • Enforcement measures;
  • Impact assessment;
  • Digest of issues from inspection and testing.


11 Market Surveillance Authorities and 3 other organisations from the following 11 Member States: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal and Sweden. Please note that Portugal withdrew from this Work Package as of 31.07.2021.