Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) for every unit in Eprel database
Suppliers have to enter product information to Eprel database. Eprel is a European Product Database for Energy Labelling and it is maintained by the EU. The product information that suppliers entered in the Eprel database relates to the energy label, technical information and compliance monitoring.
Energy efficiency index (EEI) is defined in Climate Class 3 (+25°C ambient conditions with 60% relative humidity) for certain product temperature classes (M1, M2, H1 or H2). Key calculation parameters are energy consumption and Total Display Area (TDA). In practice this means that larger display area provides better EEI value. However, open cabinets will have higher EEI than door cabinets due to significantly higher electricity consumption.
It’s also good to remember that different cabinet types have own calculation formula and therefore they are not directly comparable (e.g. chilled multidecks vs. full glass door freezers).
Product life cycle and spare parts availability
Product life cycle is an important part of the ECO design directive. Manufacturers have to be ready to ship the needed spare parts within 15 days from the order date.
Information on spare parts and how to order them has to be available online for everyone without any access restrictions. Moreover, availability of the spare parts have to be guaranteed to 8 years after the last cabinet unit has been produced and delivered.