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UL Solutions Now a KEYMARK Certification Body

UL Solutions can now provide KEYMARK testing and certification services for manufacturers of heat pumps looking to enter the European market.

Heat pumps outside the modern house.

June 4, 2024

UL Solutions is an approved KEYMARK empowered certification body authorized to assess and certify heat pumps, combination heat pumps and hot water heaters for compliance to European Standards. KEYMARK is a leading certification scheme in the European market owned by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Electrotechnical Committee for Standardization (CENELEC).

With this approval, UL Solutions joins the ranks of a small, select group of KEYMARK certification bodies authorized to confer Heat Pump KEYMARK certification to manufacturers in this market and support measurable advancement in sustainability and performance.

Heat pumps and sustainability

As the world transitions away from fossil fuels, more buildings will be equipped with technology that limits greenhouse gas emissions and boost energy usage efficiency — due to regulations, consumer demand and companies making environmental commitments. Heat pumps, devices that leverage thermal energy from different sources like air and water, represent a technological advance that can help support progress in the fight to mitigate climate change.

The pace of growth of the heat pump market is significant. Government subsidies and favorable policies have encouraged acceleration in the global market for heat pumps, including a 39% growth in European sales in 2022 (accordingly to the European heat pump market and statistics report 2023 by EHPA). Despite a recent slowdown in European Union (EU) sales in 2023, at current growth rates heat pumps are expected to double their share of heating in buildings by 2030, according to the International Energy Agency.

The increasing use of heat pumps supports sustainability goals without sacrificing occupant comfort. By providing access to testing, inspection and certification services as a KEYMARK empowered certification body, UL Solutions can help heat pump manufacturers demonstrate that their products meet the relevant European safety standards.

“KEYMARK is a scheme that perfectly fits in the path to performance optimization for our heat pump customers, so it became natural to include it in our capabilities as we keep supporting our vast network of customers in Europe and abroad,” says Giorgio Decataldo, global business development manager for Appliances, HVAC and Lighting at UL Solutions.

Testing, inspection and certification for KEYMARK

UL Solutions is committed to helping manufacturers play a meaningful role in impacting climate change while maintaining a commitment to safety. By pursuing Heat Pump KEYMARK certification, manufacturers reassure users that their products have been evaluated against relevant safety and performance standards for the EU market.

Heat pump products that are eligible for KEYMARK certification include:

  • Heat pump space heaters that provide heat to water-based central heating systems for space heating purposes.
  • Heat pump combination heaters that provide heat to water-based central heating systems for space heating purposes and heat to domestic hot water.
  • Heat pump water heaters that are dedicated to providing domestic hot water.

To speak with one of our representatives about KEYMARK, heat pump certification and UL Solutions offerings as a KEYMARK empowered certification body, please fill out the Contact us form to get in touch.


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