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ErP 101 - The driver behind the ErP and ELD initiative

We have been preparing to meet the new regulations on ErP (Energy-related Products) and ELD (Energy Labelling Directive) since their announcement.

In this three part guide we’ll explain ErP in a simple way and cover:

  • The driver behind the ErP and ELD initiative
  • The responsibilities of the manufacturer, merchant/wholesaler/distributer, and the installer
  • How Glow-worm will help you make it easier

Why the New Regulations?

The European Union agreed on a package of energy and climate protection measures known as the Energy-related Products (ErP) Regulation and the Energy Labelling Directive (ELD). As a result of this agreement the EU Commission has set ambitious new targets for energy and climate protection.

The targets are to achieve:

  • 20% use of renewable energy by 2020
  • 20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020
  • 20% cut in energy consumption by 2020

What needs to be done?

The energy efficiency of the heating and hot water appliances will need to be clearly displayed on the label. The products that are affected are:

  • Boilers (gas, oil, electric)
  • Heat Pumps
  • Water heaters
  • DHW heat pumps
  • Hot Water Storage Cylinders
  • Pumps

What does the label look like?

It’s the same kind of label that is on fridges and washing machines and will look like this:

When will this come into force?

26th of September 2015.

Now that you know what the drive behind ErP and ELD is, we’ll be explaining the responsibilities of the manufacturer, installer, and merchant/distributer in our next instalment.