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Just when you thought it was safe to buy a chiller… - Airedale

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Just when you thought it was safe to buy a chiller… - Airedale

Just when you thought it was safe to buy a chiller…
Just when you thought it was safe to buy a chiller…
January 29, 2021
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Buying a chiller can be an emotional experience nowadays…even Ecodesign is in tiers.
2018 seems like a long time ago now. Since then we’ve had a world cup, a royal wedding, a presidential impeachment, a new Prime Minister, Brexit shenanigans, a global pandemic…and Greta Thunberg has led the world in demanding a greener future for our planet.
One of the EU’s responses to the global climate emergency was the introduction of Ecodesign regulations for energy using products…and the specific legislation covering much of the HVAC industry came into force on what seems like eons ago now, the 1st January 2018.
We know…Ecodesign has been done to death, it’s been covered heavily not just on the Airedale website. End users, consultants and contractors may be forgiven for thinking that all is rosy; after all, it is incumbent on manufacturers, not them, for ensuring the regulations are adhered to. However, with the passing of the new year and all that went with it, you would be forgiven for forgetting that Ecodesign Tier 2 is here…meaning it is time for the whole industry to once again pay attention.
A Quick Recap
The Ecodesign legislation was introduced by the EU in order to reduce the impact that energy-using products such as air conditioning has on the planet. The directive sets out minimum mandatory requirements for the energy efficiency of these products and helps prevent creation of barriers to trade, improve product quality and deliver environmental protection. As well as air conditioning equipment, it also affects consumer goods like dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, computers and TVs.
With the introduction of the Ecodesign Directive, the different product categories were separated into groups called Lots. Lots that affect industrial refrigeration end-users are collected in two product groups:
ENTR Lot 1 includes Medium and Low Temperature process chillers (supply water temperatures


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