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Airedale International - Ecodesign Directive

Ecodesign - PAC - Energy Efficiency - Comfort Chillers - Seasonal Energy Performance Ratio - SEPR

Ecodesign defines minimum requirements for energy-related products to improve product design and energy efficiency.

It is a European framework, designed to help the European Union meet its 2020 energy efficiency targets.

Directive implementation is via product group-specific regulations, and relevant products have been divided into “Lots” with specific implementing measures.

Airedale products appear under Lot 21.

Ecodesign: Our Responsibility

As a British Manufacturer, we are committed to limiting the environmental impact of our products.

We dedicate our time to work with you to deliver Ecodesign Directive compliance and all associated benefits.

The below covers issues which will be relevant to you when considering Ecodesign.

Precision Air Conditioning (PAC)

PAC is exempt from Ecodesign when applied in process applications e.g. data centres, clean rooms, laboratories, etc.

PAC must comply with Ecodesign when applied in a comfort application.

Comfort Chillers

Must comply with Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards (MEPS) for Seasonal Space Cooling Energy Efficiency (SSCEE) in two tiers:

Tier 1 – 1 January 2018 and Tier 2 – 1 January 2021.

High Temperature Process Chillers

Do not provide cooling of space for the thermal comfort of human beings.

Must comply with Minimum Efficiency Performance Standards (MEPS) for Seasonal Energy Performance Ratio (SEPR) in two tiers:

Tier 1 – 1 January 2018 and Tier 2 – 1 January 2021.

1. If a chiller is declared only for high-temperature process cooling according to its documentation, then only the MEPS for SEPR must be achieved.

2. Dual purpose chillers i.e. those that provide cooling for both comfort and process must comply with the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for comfort i.e. SSCEE.

Ecodesign: Implementation

Lot 21: Ecodesign applies in two steps:

Step 1 – from January 2018 onwards;

Step 2 – active from 1 January 2021 (phase 2 further tightens the requirements).

Within the European Union and the UK, chillers, heating products, cooling products and fan coil units must meet the new energy efficiency requirements from these dates.

Ecodesign: Our Commitment

Providing our customers with energy efficient solutions has been a pillar of our business since our foundation.

All our ongoing products will be designed to meet current and future Ecodesign and F-Gas regulations regarding energy efficiency and carbon emissions.

Performance Tested

Quality is assured by our on-site, world-class testing facilities that set the standard as one of the most advanced testing centres of its kind within the global air conditioning industry. This facility is integral to our development process and ensures our team of designers and engineers conduct a rigorous test program to produce and improve each of our manufactured units.

Designed and built to exceed stringent international standards, our test centre can test a complete range of air conditioning equipment, including precision air conditioning to 250kW and chillers up to 2MW.

We apply a consistent design philosophy which combines innovative sustainability with premium performance and efficiency across each range.

Our state-of-the-art, on-site R&D laboratory is BS EN 14511 and BS EN 13053 compliant and allows us to test units for every application.

Our air conditioning units consistently offer some of the industry’s leading proven environmental and cost performance figures, combined with the highest quality, reliability and service.

Airedale tests all air conditioning units prior to despatch to our customers. This rigorous testing procedure involves both on-line safety testing for leaks, as well as post-production testing to ensure conformance to strict guidelines. In addition, customer witness tests are coordinated in association with the customer to demonstrate individual product performance capabilities.

Airedale operates a continuous research and development programme to develop innovative and high-performance air conditioning units. This characteristically requires rigorous and complex development testing carried out in advanced insulated chambers with the capability to sustain a specific combination of ambient temperature conditions. Airedale’s refrigeration and air conditioning laboratory ensures that our air conditioning units consistently offer some of the industry’s leading proven environmental and cost performance figures, combined with the highest quality, reliability and service.

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