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Windows and exterior doors 062

Nordic Ecolabelled windows and exterior doors:

– Have a low climate impact through low energy losses.
– Have low environmental impact through tough environmental requirements on primary materials and the production process.
– Offer superior function and a long service life
– Are sold with good fitting and care instructions.

  • Valid from 1 January 2021 Amount excluding VAT

    Application fee

    Application for a new licence 3 000 EUR.
    Application for a renewed licence when the requirements have been tightened 1 500 EUR.

    Annual licence fee

    The licence fee for the Nordic Swan Ecolabelled products is based on their turnover in the Nordic countries The fee is 0,3 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries up to 30 million EUR.
    The fee is 0,05 % of the products' turnover in the Nordic countries for the amount exceeding 30 million EUR.
    Minimum fee in the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR per year.
    Fixed fee that is added for sales outside the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR per year if the turnover exceeds 300 000 EUR.

    Fee for extension / change of licence

    Fixed fee that is charged depending on how long the work takes.

    Up to 4 hours 375 EUR.
    4–8 hours 750 EUR.
    8 or more hours 1 500 EUR.

    Fee for on-site inspections

    One on-site inspection in the Nordic countries is included when applying for a new or renewed licence.

    Additional on-site inspection within the Nordic countries 500 EUR per visit.
    On-site inspection outside the Nordic region, but within Europe 1 500 EUR per visit.
    On-site inspection outside Europe 2 500 EUR per visit.
    Additional fee for on-site inspections lasting longer than one day 1 000 EUR per day.

    Ecolabelling Sweden AB has no financial profit purpose and is financed through the fees above along with an annual government grant. The company is however liable for VAT according to article 56 of the European Council Directive 2006/112/EC.

    Invoicing is made in SEK with the exchange rate from the first banking day of the year.

    When both the applicant and the manufacturer are micro-enterprises, the application fee is reduced by 50%. A micro-enterprise is in this context defined as an enterprise with less than 10 employees and an annual turnover (of both ecolabelled and not ecolabelled products) below 2 million EUR.

     

  • Information on the latest version of the criteria for windows and exterior doors

    4.13 ⇛ 4.14: Adjustment of the criteria

    Adjustment to requirements O2 and O3 so that both sizes of windows/doors specified in standard EN 14351-1 can be used for the product's U-value, solar energy transmittance and daylight transmittance. The new version is called 4.14 and is valid until 31 March 2023.

    4.12 ⇛ 4.13: Adjustment of the criteria

    The time limitation in the exception for propiconazole in wood preservatives has been removed. The new version, 4.13, is valid until 31 March 2023.

    4.11 ⇛ 4.12: Adjustment of the criteria

    Adjustment regarding exemptions for TiO2 in requirements O14 and O 15 has been made. In addition, the wood requirements have been updated. The new version, 4.12, is valid until 31 March 2023.

    4.10 ⇛ 4.11: Adjustment of the criteria

    Adjustment for elevated limit value (<1000 ppm) for D4, D5 and D6 as a pollution have been made. The new version, 4.11, is valid until 31 March 2023.

    4.9 ⇛ 4.10: Alteration and prolongation of the validity of the criteria

    Adjustments have been made for the following:

    • Harmonization of test requirements regarding. durable wood.
    • Requirement O14 exception for isosate-based adhesives.
    • Time-limited exception for the biocide propiconazole and "reproductive toxic 1B".
    • Permission of alumina in nanoform in powder coating for window frames

    In addition, the requirements have been prolonged by 12 months. The new version, 4.10, is valid to 31 March 2023.

    4.8 ⇛ 4.9: Alteration of the criteria

    Exceptions in the chemical requirements for formaldehyde (requirement O15) and nanoparticles (requirement O17) have been made. The new version, 4.9, is valid until 31 March 2022.

    4.7 ⇛ 4.8: Prolongation of the criteria

    It was decided to prolong the criteria with 24 months until 31 March 2020. The new version is 4.4.

    4.6 ⇛ 4.7: Alteration of the criteria

    • O5 Windows and exterior doors of non-renewable materials: Alteration relating to aluminium.

    The new version, 4.7, is valid until 31 mars 2021.

    4.5 ⇛ 4.6: Prolongation of the criteria

    On the 9 October 2017 Nordic Ecolabelling’s Criteria Group decided to remove O32 Take-back system. 
    On the 14 December 2017 Nordic Ecolabelling’s Criteria Group decided to prolong the criteria with 12 months until the 31 March 2021
    The new version is 4.6.

    4.4 ⇛ 4.5: Alteration of the criteria

    It was decided to introduce the new requirements on forestry. Applicants can choose to either fulfil the requirements on wood introduced in version 4.0 (part A) or the new wood requirements listed in part B.
    The new version is 4.5.

    4.3 ⇛ 4.4: Prolongation of the criteria

    It was decided to prolong the criteria with 24 months until 31 March 2020. The new version is 4.4.

    4.2 ⇛ 4.3: Alteration of the criteria

    Adjustments have been made in requirements O14 and O15 where exemptions for polyurethane adhesives containing methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) classified Carc 2 H351 were introduced. The new version, 4.3, is valid until March 31st 2018.

    4.1 ⇛ 4.2: Alteration of the criteria

    • O2–O4: Adjustments regarding verifying methods were introduced.
    • O2: The figures for highest acceptable U-values were clarified.
    • O6–O8 + chemical requirements: Minor text adjustments were made in the requirements.

    The new version, 4.2, is valid until March 31st 2018.

    4.0 ⇛ 4.1: Alteration of the criteria

    • O16: An exemption for non-bioaccumulative biocides and preservatives were added to the requirement.
    • O33: The requirement regarding marketing was removed.

    The new version, 4.1, is valid until March 31st, 2018.

    4.0: New version of the criteria

    On March 19th the Nordic Ecolabelling board decided on new updated criteria for Nordic Ecolabelled windows and exterior doors. The new version, 4.0, is valid until March 31st 2018.

  • In order to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in your marketing, you must have a valid Nordic Swan Ecolabel licence. Please log in to The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal to apply for a licence. You are free to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in all of your marketing from the date of approval until your licence expires.

    Go to The Nordic Ecolabelling Portal and start your application process!

    If this is the first time you apply, an authorised signatory in your company must approve the terms and conditions for the Nordic Ecolabelling Portal. Then you will get a login to the portal and the right to assign access to other colleagues.

    Please, fill in the power of attorney.

    When you have filled in the power of attorney, you will receive an e-mail from us with your login credentials.

    Start by going through the requirements and fees that apply to your specific product group. These can be found above.

    In some cases, you must use our separate application form. For example, the form must be used in cases where the producer and licensee are two separate companies, or if you wish to cancel a licence. Please contact your advisor in these cases, or if you are unsure what applies to you. The form to be used in these special cases can be downloaded here.

    For more details on the application process, please head to our application guide: "Application step by step".

    Good luck with your application!

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