Review study of the existing ecodesign and energy labelling measures for solid fuel boilers covered under Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1189 and Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2015/1187

The Ecodesign Directive establishes a framework for setting requirements for energy-related products with the aim of ensuring their free movement within the internal market of the European Union.


According to Article 7 of the Regulation (EU) 2015/1189 and Article 7 of Regulation (EU) 2015/1187, both Regulations are to be reviewed by the Commission in view of technological progress no later than 1 January 2024. In particular, the review shall assess whether it is appropriate:

a) On ecodesign

  • to include solid fuel boilers with a rated heat output of up to 1000 kW;
  • to include non-woody biomass boilers, with ecodesign requirements for their specific types of pollutant emissions;
  • to set stricter ecodesign requirements for energy efficiency and for emissions of particulate matter, organic gaseous compounds and carbon monoxide;
  • to vary the verification tolerances.

b) On energy labelling: to add a water heating efficiency class on the label for combination boilers.


The aim of the specific contract is to assist the Commission throughout the whole process of review of both Regulations. The review shall follow as closely as possible the Better Regulation Guidelines and Better Regulation Toolbox. 

The work includes three main tasks:

  • Task 1: assistance with the Call for Evidence and Open Public Consultation
  • Task 2: evaluation of Regulation (EU) 2015/1189 and Regulation (EU) 2015/1187
  • Task 3: impact assessment

In addition, the deliverables include a working document with detailed preliminary ideas for how the Regulation could be amended.

Impact Assessment report and a working document with detailed preliminary ideas for how the Regulation could be amended.


November 2022 until May 2024


  • European Commission (DG ENER)


  • Viegand Maagøe (Denmark) (Framework contract management)
  • Danish Technological Institute (Denmark)
  • Wuppertal Institute (Germany)


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