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Commission Regulation (EU) No 1253/2014 of 7 July 2014 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for ventilation units

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The English version of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 1253/2014 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC with regard to ecodesign requirements for ventilation units, as published in the Official Journal of the EU on 7 July 2014.


According to the Directive 2009/125/EC, ecodesign requirements are to be set by the Commission for energy-related products representing significant volumes of sales and trade, having a significant environmental impact and presenting significant potential for improvement in terms of their environmental impact without entailing excessive costs.


The Commission analysed the technical, environmental and economic aspects of ventilation units. The study showed that ventilation units are placed on the European Union market in large quantities and their energy consumption in the use phase is the most significant environmental aspect, presenting significant potential for cost-effective energy savings and greenhouse gas emission reduction.


This Regulation applies to ventilation units and establishes ecodesign requirements for their placing on the market or putting into service.



Of particular relevance to BUILD UP:

“Ventilation units consume more than 2% of total EU electricity consumption, which makes them the most important electricity consumers in the building environment after lighting, heating and cooling. Regardless of the energy efficiency improvements already achieved, the scope for further reducing the energy consumption of ventilation units is substantial.”


The text of the Directive in all languages can be found at:


The English version of the Directive can be found at:

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