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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.

  • Fees valid from 1 January 2021

    Application fee

    Application fee including one on-site inspection within the Nordic region *) 30 000 SEK excl. VAT.
    Renewal fee *) 15 000 SEK excl. VAT.

    Annual licence fee

    Annual Nordic licence fee**) 0.3% of turnover + VAT
    from 0 – 30 million EUR
    0.05% of turnover + VAT
    > 30 million EUR
    Minimum fee for the Nordic countries 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT
    Maximum fee for the Nordic countries No maximum fee
    Annual licence fee outside the Nordic countries (for licence holders with a turnover of more than 300 000 EUR of Nordic Swan ecolabelled products, sold outside the Nordic countries) 2 000 EUR annually excl. VAT

     If the Nordic Swan ecolabelled products are only sold outside the Nordic countries, a minimum fee is always charged.

    Fee for extensions/alterations of licence

    Extension/alteration of existing licence The fee is based on how long it takes to handle the matter:
    - Less than 4 hours: 3 750 SEK excl. VAT
    - Between 4 and 8 hours: 7 500 SEK excl. VAT
    - More than 8 hours: 15 000 SEK excl. VAT

    Fees for on-site inspections

    Extra fee for additional on-site inspection within the Nordic countries 5 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit
    On-site inspection outside the Nordic region, but within Europe***) 15 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit
    On-site inspections outside Europe***) 25 000 SEK excl. VAT per visit

    Euro rate: The exchange rate of the first day of the year is used to convert amounts in Euro to national currency.

    *) Micro enterprises are charged half the fee. A micro enterprise, according to our definition, is a company with a maximum of 10 employees and with a total turnover of 2 million EUR (including both ecolabelled and non-ecolabelled products).

    **) Corporations pay only one licence fee

    ***) There is an extra fee of 1 000 EUR per day if the inspection takes more than one day.

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

    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, please contact portal@svanen.se to receive login information for the Portal.

    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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