Energy efficiency class fridges, freezers and combined fridge-freezers
Energy-efficient fridges, freezers and combined fridge-freezers ensure low energy consumption, thereby reducing the environmental impact through their use.
- Special contract terms
- Fridges, freezers and combined fridge-freezers
Refrigerators, freezers, and combination fridge freezers must at least meet the energy efficiency class E, in accordance with regulation (EU) 2019/2016 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding energy labelling of refrigerating appliances.
Ensure that refrigerators, freezers, and combination fridge freezers supplied under the contract meet the energy efficiency class stated in the requirement by checking the energy label. Energy labels in accordance with regulation (EU) 2019/2016 regarding energy labelling of refrigerating appliances.
Alternatively, request information from the EPREL database (European Product Database for Energy Labelling) to ensure that the energy efficiency class is in compliance with the requirement.
Information about the criterion
The contract terms can be used in combination with the award criteria “Improved energy efficiency class” (CriterionID 11453) to reward better energy efficiency classes.
The Energy Labelling and Ecodesign regulations mentioned in this requirement took effect on 1 March 2021.
The new scale goes from A to G. The calculation formulae used in energy classification have been updated in the revised version of the Ecodesign Regulation. The Ecodesign Regulation (EU) 2019/2019 now also covers resource efficiency and requirements regarding repairability and the availability of spare parts.
The minimum requirement from March 1st 2021 according to the Ecodesign Regulation (2009/125/EC) is that refrigerators, freezers, and combination fridge freezers that are placed on the market must have at least class F energy efficiency. This special contract term is therefore one energy labelling class more stringent than what is required from 2021 according to the Ecodesign Regulation.
Products supplied during the contract period must meet the energy efficiency classes applicable at the time of delivery.
Energy efficiency class E has been set as limit according to the new Energy Labelling regulation, (EU) 2019/2016. If the procuring organization want to set more stringent energy efficiency requirements, it is recommended to have a dialogue with potential suppliers.
The ecodesign requirements do not apply to refrigerators and freezers using primarily other energy sources than electricity, such as gas (LPG), kerosene, biodiesel or batteries.
The requirement applies to household refrigerators, freezers and combination fridge freezers. The requirement does not include wine coolers. There are however ecodesign and energy labelling regulations for wine coolers, but they have not been evaluated according to the limits in this requirement.
Energy use in the user phase is part of the environmental impact of the appliance. Buying energy efficient fridges, freezers and combined fridge-freezers thus reduces the environmental impact from the user phase
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
- Current ID
- Version date
2021-05-03, Requirement ID 10136:2: The text in the requirement has been updated since the new energylabelling regulation has been enforced and the old one is therefore not needed anymore. 2020-06-17, Requirement ID 10136: 1: The requirement has been tightened and supplemented with energy labeling classes in accordance with upcoming energy labeling regulations. 2014-02-13, Requirement ID 10136: Original version