Legislation from different local or international authorities affects Fläkt Woods as a supplier of products and solutions to an international market. In our development we have often surpassed coming legislative demands and directives making our solutions futureproof. Not only do we deliver best-in-class Air Comfort & Fire Safety Solutions - we also deliver energy efficient products which has a positive impact on property owners and our shared environment.



Following the Kyoto protocol the European Union has set a target to reduce energy consumption. For buildings the target is set at a 20% reduction by 2020.
The 160 million buildings in the EU use over 40% of Europe’s energy and create over 40% of its carbon dioxide emissions. And unfortunately that proportion is increasing.

Therefore the Commission of the European Union has issued The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). Reducing the energy use of buildings without compromising the indoor environment and services is the key challenge for Europe.

This directive allows for the European European Commission to set regulations to ensure that environmental targets can be met.

Ecodesign and ErP

EU Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC) for Energy-related Products (ErP)

The Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC) for energy-related product is a vital part of the European Union’s framework that allows the European Commission to develop regulations for product used in buildings to the commitment of reaching the “2020 goals”

  • 20% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • 20% share of renewable energy
  • 20% better energy efficiency

At Fläkt Woods we focus on developing energy efficient products and solutions that are beneficial for occupants, property owners and for our shared environment. We welcome these initiatives and many of our products are not just ErP compliant today – they are already futureproof.

Ecodesign Ventilation Units


Implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to Ecodesign requirements for ventilation units, the European Commission has developed Ecodesign Regulation 1253/2014 for Residential and Non-Residential Ventilation Units and Ecodesign Regulation 1254/2014 for Energy labelling.

These regulations set out minimum performance levels for the energy recovery and for the fans in ventilation units.

Fläkt Woods fully support these initiatives as they are fully in line with our strategy to develop Air Handling Units for residential and non-residential use and fans with low energy consumption that meet or surpass legislative demands.

Fläkt Woods has prepared for this by developing new products for rotary heat exchangers, run-around coils and plate heat exchangers to meet the minimum temperature efficiency requirements as well as the energy consumption of the fans.

All of our heat recovery products have a thermal bypass to allow the control of the energy recovered and the fans in our ventilation units are both highly efficient and speed controlled. Compliance with this Regulation is a requirement for CE marking.

Ecodesign Ventilation Fans


The Commission Regulation (EU) No 327/2011 is related to Ecodesign requirements for fans driven by motors with an electrical input power between 125W and 500kW.

The first phase (tier 1) came into force on the 1st January 2013. A second phase (tier 2) of tighter efficiency grades came into force on the 1st January 2015.

The regulation sets out minimum efficiency grades for fans within its scope being placed on the market for the first time. The efficiency grade is based on the electrical input power and therefore encompasses both the fan efficiency and the motor efficiency.

Any fan placed onto the market for the first time (usually by the manufacturer) will have to comply with these efficiency grades. This will not affect the onward selling by a distributor, stockiest etc.

It will be illegal to introduce a fan into the market after 2012 that does not comply.

The efficiency grade of the fan will be clearly visible on the data plates/ labels, technical documentation, free access websites of manufacturers of fans, etc. as set out in the regulation.