Energy related products (ErP) directive
From the 26th September 2015, the Energy-related Products (ErP directive) will come into effect for heating and hot water products, including those distributed by Baxi Potterton Myson.
The ErP directive comes as a result of the EU's environmental target to reduce emissions by 20% and to increase the amount of renewable energy used by 20% by 2020. The objective of these targets is to set new standards in efficiency and performance for all heating products. It will change the way heating products are designed, manufactured, sold and installed.
There are two parts of the ErP Directive - EcoDesign and Energy Labelling.
This means that products need to be designed to meet a certain level of energy efficiency. Any existing products that don't meet the efficiency requirement will not be able to enter the supply chain after 26th September 2015. EcoDesign will increase the energy efficiency of products manufactured and will, for the boiler market, mean that standard efficiency (non-condensing) boilers will no longer be legal.
Energy labelling requires efficiency classification labels to be applied to every heating and hot water product. The classification can range from A+++ to G, and should already be familiar to consumers as they will already see the labels on white goods, such as refrigerators.
The ErP Directive will make it easier for installers and consumers to choose the most efficient heating and hot water products that produce fewer carbon emissions and cost less to run.
From 1st July 2015, all Baxi Potterton Myson distributed products will be fully compliant with the ErP directive, so you can be confident when you choose our boilers and water heaters.
Baxi Potterton Myson is also committed to helping installers understand the changes and make sure they comply with the new legislation. Contact us to find out more about the support we can offer your business. If you are an installer looking for ErP labels or need to calculate a package label, why not try our ErP calculator?