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 over the past four years we have seen a positive effect of the legislation with more energy efficiency cabinets being produced. Manufacturers now have to design and manufacture professional refrigerated cabinets with efficiency in mind and provide an energy efficiency rating between A+++ to E when tested. The minimum energy performance (MEP) is now “E”.
In brief, the products that are currently included in the scope of the Ecodesign directive for professional refrigeration are all solid door fan assisted refrigerated cabinets used for storage but not display of product.
March 2021 will see further changes to the Ecodesign Directive which will widen the scope of cabinets that will also require an energy efficiency rating. The energy label will also change to include additional information. Pentland Wholesale is working closely with our suppliers to ensure that cabinets supplied by Pentland Wholesale will comply with the new standards.