In September 2015, a new Energy related Product (ErP) directive from the European Union (EU) will take effect.
The ErP regulation is mandatory for all countries in the EU for space and water heaters. To find out more about ErP, please visit our Explaining ErP page.
What does ErP mean for installers?
- It will be easier to select the most efficient products.
- It will be easier to explain product efficiencies to consumers, who are already familiar with product labels on white goods such as fridges and washing machines.
- When several components are installed together (e.g. a boiler and controls) then an overall efficiency rating and a system energy label will be required for the complete system - Santon will provide tools, documents, advice and guidance to make this process easy.
- Consumers will be able to understand system efficiency more easily, as tangible energy ratings will be available. Quotes can be based on varying levels of energy efficiency.
- It will drive higher quality, best practice installations that take whole system efficiency in to account.
How will ErP compliance be enforced and regulated?
The requirements are likely to be included in Part L of the Building Regulations.
The National Measurement & Regulation Office (NMRO) will be responsible for ensuring compliance.
How to find out more about ErP
At Santon, our team is here to help you. If you have any questions or would like to know more about the Ecodesign or Energy Labelling Directives, what it means for you and what you may need to do, whether you're a consumer, installer, merchant or specifier, please click here to contact our expert team.