With the ErP (Energy related Products) Directive now implemented we have put together some important things you should know.
ErP was implemented for water heaters, boilers, heat pumps and solar thermal products and they need to meet minimum efficiency requirements.
Water heaters and space heaters with an output less than 400kW (those less than 70kW require a label).
Yes, products already "on the market" can continue to be installed, even after the cut-off date. But since 26 September 2015 products placed into the supply chain by manufacturers are ErP compliant.
Energy Labelling is part of the ErP directive, and came into force on 26 September 2015. It requires products up to 70kW output to be labelled according to their energy rating. Certain combinations of products, when installed together, require a package label. A package is formed by the addition of temperature controls (ie. room thermostat) and/or solar thermal.
ErP is a European wide directive that affects all member states in the same way, at the same time. It is part of the EU's aim to reduce energy consumption by 20% and increase the share of renewable energies by 20% by 2020.
ErP will help to enhance product quality and reduce environmental impact by ensuring only the most efficient products are installed.