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European Registry for Energy Labelling (EPREL) (GEN – 905.00)

16 May 2018

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European Registry for Energy Labelling (EPREL) (GEN – 905.00)

16 May 2018

2 min read

GEN – 905.00. As the industry should be able to enter data into the EPREL database from 1 November 2018 onwards, the industry is asking the Commission to focus on getting the database operational on time. This should be done rather than developing an Implementing Act before the database is operational.

Background of the letter 

Development of the database EPREL

The article 12 of the revised Energy Labelling Directive 2017/1369 that was published on 4 July 2017 request that the Commission shall establish and maintain a product database consisting of a public part, a compliance part and an online portal giving access to those parts. This database, now often referred to as EPREL should be operational on 1 January 2019 with the possibility to enter data from 1 November 2018.

With previous documents, the associations and manufacturers concerned have been kept informed.

Notwithstanding major efforts by the European Commission and support from industry, the progress towards having the database operational on time is challenging.

Implementing Act

A possible draft Implementing Act was announced for publication in April. The Commission did not have time to draft this act (yet). 

Most associations already indicated at the EPREL meetings that the development of the database should be prioritised over the Implementing Act. 

The Implementing Act would then benefit from the actual experience of EPREL. 

In earlier meetings among associations, some associations pleaded to have the Implementing Act in place before EPREL as this would provide legal certainty. These associations have meanwhile co-signed the enclosed joint industry position.

Suppliers are the manufacturers or their representatives in Europe that will need to upload the data into EPREL.

Uploading data will be required for five product groups (within the scope of Eurovent) that must comply with Energy Labelling Regulations. The summary of the data that will have to be uploaded can be found in the‘EPREL exchange model’:

  • Professional refrigerated storage cabinets(Regulation 2015/1094)
    • Workspace forum 5.8, see page 87
  • Residential ventilation (Regulation 1254/2014) 
    •  Workspace forum 5.15, see page 111
  • Air-conditioners (Regulation 626/2011) 
    • Workspace forum 5.16, see page 118
  • Space heaters, including heat pumps (Regulation 811/2013)
    • Workspace forum 5.19 – see pages 138-139 (packages) 154 heaters
  • Water heaters, including heat pumps (Regulation 812/2013) 
    •  workspace forum 5.20 – see pages 163 and 167

Recommended actions

The uploading of EPREL should commence in November 2018 for the products that are subject to energy labelling and that are available on the market be ready by 31 December 2018.

Manufacturers (professional refrigerated storage cabinets, residential ventilation, air conditioners, space and water heaters (including heat pumps) are strongly recommended to identify who will do this job within their company, most likely these persons will be found in the IT departments.

They are recommended to check the previous Eurovent GEN documents and to get familiar with eDelivery.

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