Ready for 2026?

The new Ecodesign Directive for fans:
Challenges and solutions.

Future-proof with ebm‑papst

The minimum requirements for fan efficiency which have been stipulated in the Ecodesign Directive since 2009 are once again being tightened in 2026. The overall system consisting of the rotor, motor, and stator is measured, and if these components are purchased from different providers, the equipment manufacturer itself has to provide proof of EC conformity.

Save on time-consuming measurements and unnecessary paperwork! As a leading manufacturer, ebm‑papst offers complete fans from a single source – to be installed right away in your application. We therefore assume responsibility for the correctness of the efficiency information and also provide you with the required EC declaration of conformity.

Who is responsible for the EC conformity declaration?

ebm‑papst supplies the complete fan with stator, rotor, and motor. ebm‑papst has determined on suitable test benches that the overall efficiency meets the requirements of the Ecodesign Regulation. ebm‑papst declares conformity and affixes the CE mark to the product.

papst supplies all relevant components (stator, rotor, and motor). The purchaser completes the fan according to ebm‑papst specifications or ebm‑papst supplies only the motor and rotor and the purchaser manufactures the stator himself according to the ebm‑papst drawing. The purchaser can apply the performance data determined by ebm‑papst to the assembled fan system and use the EC conformity declared by ebm‑papst.

ebm‑papst supplies the rotor and motor components. The buyers complete the fan with dimensionally deviating components (stator) and thus legally become the fan manufacturers and must declare EC conformity themselves and are responsible for compliance with the Ecodesign Regulation.

The buyers purchase a complete fan from a non-EU country. They can use the documentation supplied to declare EC conformity, but are fully responsible for the correctness of the documentation.

Frequently asked questions

To help achieve the EU's climate goals. The aim of the Ecodesign Directive is to reduce the impact of our actions on the environment.

The ErP Directive deals with a large number of products that use energy in some way. This means that components such as fans, motors or pumps, as well as entire devices such as ventilation and air conditioners, are also subject to minimum efficiency requirements.

Fans of all types (axial fans, centrifugal fans with forward-curved and backward-curved blades, tangential blowers and diagonal fans) with a power consumption between 0.125 kW and 500 kW are affected. This applies to fans that are operated as "stand-alone" devices or are integrated as a component in a device or system.

Yes. The directive does not cover fans for kitchen exhaust hoods with an output of less than 280 watts or fans in dryers.

Does your ebm‑papst product meet future efficiency requirements?

Enter the exact product name in the search field below:

If you have any problems, please contact us here.

Operating instructions for your product

You can download the operating instructions for your product via the following link.

Strong together for the future

Take advantage of our outstanding expertise by working together with us as partners – and involve us in your product development early on. Our state-of-the-art test laboratories provide you with actual measured data directly from your end device. If your project is still at an early stage, you can compare different designs with one another using CFD simulations, meaning you can optimize your application and select the perfect fan.

Motor: ebm‑papst is a leader when it comes to developing highly efficient EC technology. Our GreenTech EC motors achieve top efficiency levels and are optimally integrated into our fan systems.

Electronics: As well as offering various useful functions, our innovative control electronics also feature an intelligent interface between the system and the fan. This saves additional energy thanks to the demand-based control system.

Impeller: As the key aerodynamic element of the product, we have developed the impeller over decades based on the latest findings and production methods in order to achieve optimum efficiency.

Stator: Air duct elements and the supporting unit are optimally aerodynamically coordinated to the system and therefore play a role in ensuring the product delivers high efficiency values.

Would you like more information?
Our specialists would be happy to get in touch with you.