July, 1st 2020
The refrigerated cabinets in our product catalog excluded from energy labeling are:
- refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function for the sale and display of live foodstuffs, such as living fish and shellfish, refrigerated aquaria and water tanks;
- saladettes, i.e. refrigerating appliances with one or more doors or drawer fronts into which temporary storage bins can be inserted for easy-access storage of foodstuffs such as pizza toppings or salad items;
- horizontal serve-over counters with integrated refrigerated storage of at least 100 litres per meter length, designed to work at chilled operating temperatures;
- corner cabinets;
- vending machines that are designed to work at frozen operating temperatures;
- serve-over fish counters with flaked ice;
- professional refrigerated storage cabinets, blast cabinets, condensing units and process chillers as defined in Regulation (EU) 2015/1095;
- wine storage appliances and minibars.
The so-called special cabinets, with strong customization for a customer, the prototypes and the so-called pilot projects, of which it is unknown if they will be repeated or not, are also subject to labeling if they are placed on the market and sold.
“Even if I only do one? …. YES!!”
Refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function that are displayed at trade fairs must bear the energy label if the first unit of the model has already been placed on the market or is placed on the market at the trade fair.
Besides, internet sales platforms are responsible for enabling the displaying of the label provided by the supplier and the product information in proximity to the price.
As you can easily understand the effectiveness of this energy measure directly depends on its coverage, and it is therefore essential that all products sold in the European market are labeled.
In fact, measures from the ecodesign applied to refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function will give an estimated 48 TWh of annual final energy savings in 2030, which can be further improved significantly by the energy labelling measure, an important contribution to the Green Deal goals which will make Europe the first climatically neutral continent in the world.