What is the ERP directive?

What is ERP or Energy Related Products directive

ErP stands to Energy-related Products. ErP is an EU directive that aims to improve the energy efficiency and the performance of energy-related products sold adhere to these regulations to help with climate change and using less energy.

Why is ErP important

All products with an environmental impact in their lives will be affected by the Energy Related Product (ErP).

Two directives called ErP, Ecodesign (or Energy Labelling) will be used to help the European Union reach its 20-20-20 goal of reducing energy consumption by 20% and increasing the use of renewable energies by 20% by 2020.

On 26 September 2015, the European Economic Area’s hot water and space heating phases came into effect in all 30 member countries.

ERP Requirements

To be eligible for this directive, an energy-related product must reach 200,000 annual sales within the EU market. It is in the best interest of the directive that they achieve this level of sales on energy using products.

The ErP directive informs the manufacturer if a product is not performing well and presents a significant risk to the environment.

ERP Objectives

The directive’s main goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency by 20% each and make 20% of EU energy renewables by 2020. This package is also called the 2020 energy & climate package.

This is partly possible by continuing efforts to improve energy efficiency of products with an emphasis on design, development, and maintenance throughout their entire lifecycle. It is now illegal to continue manufacturing or importing poor-performing products that do not comply with the directive’s energy efficiency requirements.

Manufacturers can now use higher efficiency levels to compete with their competitor thanks to the introduction of energy labels. Boiler suppliers have the opportunity to sell their customers higher efficiency boilers and more efficient options. They can also upsell customers to the fact that their modern condensing boiler will help them save money over the long-term. The energy labeling will be extremely effective because of the healthy competition.

The ErP label

All products must be labeled with the efficiency levels of their products ranging from A to G +++. as of 2015.

The manufacturer is responsible for improving their grading in accordance with this directive. Gas boilers that use up to 70kW of power and have storage tanks of up to 500 litres will receive an energy label. The ErP will set new energy targets for boilers that reach 400kW and provide energy labels later.

Boilers are bound by the energy-related products regulations. Your boiler manufacturer must provide an energy label that shows the efficiency grade for heating or (in the case with combi boilers) hot water production. All boilers are rated from A++ through G. This includes their sound output as well as their rated output.

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