The Heat Pump KEYMARK is a voluntary, independent, European certification mark (ISO type 5 certification) for all heat pumps, combination heat pumps and hot water heaters (as covered by Ecodesign, EU Regulation 813/2013 and 814/2013).
It is based on independent, third-party testing and demonstrates compliance with product requirements as set in the Heat Pump KEYMARK scheme rules and with efficiency requirements as set by Ecodesign. It is aimed at certifying the product performances declared by the manufacturers.
The Heat Pump KEYMARK scheme is owned by the European Committee for standardization (CEN). The certificates are granted by independent certification bodies to products fulfilling all requirements of the scheme. It is a full certificate supporting the quality of heat pumps in the European market. It has been developed by the heat pump industry in 2015 but it is owned by CEN.
Why heat pumps?
The European 2020 package set binding targets to ensure that the EU will:
- Reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20%
- Increase the use of renewable energy sources by 20%
- Improve energy efficiency by 20% by 2020
Heat pumps can play a considerable role in reaching those key objectives as they reduce final and primary energy demand, in particular demand of fossil sources, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and use renewable energy sources in form of latent energy from ground, water or air.
All Toshiba Estia Heat Pumps Series 5 are certified by Keymark.
You can read more about the certification by visiting the official website of Keymark.