The CPR (EU) No 305/2011/EU was adopted on 9 March 2011. CPR is replacing the CPD 89/106/EEC and laying down harmonized conditions for the construction products market. The full legislation relating to manufacturers, importers and distributors came into force on 1 July 2013.
According to the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) "construction product" means any product or kit which is produced and placed on the market for incorporation in a permanent manner in construction works (buildings and civil engineering works) or parts thereof and the performance of which has an effect on the performance of the construction works with respect to the basic requirements for construction works.
Most of HVAC products are used in buildings, in order to provide healthy and comfortable indoor environment without wasting energy. Therefore, HVAC products can generally speaking be regarded as construction products.
According to the Regulation, construction products are subject to obligatory CE marking, which means that CE marking is affixed to construction products for which the manufacturer has drawn up a declaration of performance (DoP) and thus taking a responsibility for the conformity of the product.