The Ecodesign Directive which applies to a wide variety of Professional Refrigerated Storage Cabinets has seen some changes since it was first introduced into this product category on the 1st July 2016. Pentland Wholesale is continually working with our suppliers to ensure that all our products comply with relevant legislation and we have seen a positive effect of the legislation with more energy efficiency cabinets being produced.
The most efficient energy rating for a professional refrigerator is A+++, and the lowest on the label is a G, however the minimum permissible energy rating is an E classification. It is important that when comparing energy efficiency marks, you only compare similar cabinets as the testing criteria is different for different types of equipment.
1st March 2021 will see further changes to the Ecodesign Directive which will widen the scope of cabinets to include cabinets with a direct sales function. This means that most display refrigeration cabinets will now require an energy efficiency rating, the energy label is rated from A to G. Pentland Wholesale is working closely with our suppliers to ensure that cabinets supplied by Pentland Wholesale will comply with the new standards and are tested to the correct testing standards for the applications for which they are being used.