Get Ready For ErP With Ease With Glow-worm
Your guide to the new regulations and how they affect you
First, let’s take a brief look at the changes
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% increase in the use of renewable energies by 2020
- 20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020
- 20% cut in energy consumption by 2020
It’ll come into effect on the 26th of September 2015.
What product groups are affected?
The most important product groups (known as LOTs) affected are:
• LOT1 – covers gas, oil and electric boilers/combination boilers and heat pumps ;
• LOT2 – covers gas, oil and electric water heaters , DHW heat pumps and hot water tanks.
About the new labelling
From September 2015 products and systems in these LOTs will have to display an energy label. Just like the labels you are familiar with from washing machines and fridges.
Any literature or advertising that contains information on a product’s technical specifications, energy consumption or price must also display an energy label.
What happens from 26th September 2015?
All manufacturers will only produce ERP rated boilers with an Energy Label from 26th September 2015.
Merchants will be able to sell their remaining “non ERP” boilers that they have in stock alongside the introduction of the new ERP rated boilers.
Installers will be able to install these non ERP products after 26th September until stocks run out.
What do you need to do?
Provide your customers with energy labels and data sheets for the products and systems you supply.
Provide your customers with advice on the product or system’s energy efficiency rating and label.
Calculate the energy efficiency of the systems you install, create a system label and provide a system data sheet.
Display the energy class label in the correct dimensions when you exhibit the product.
Provide the product or system’s efficiency rating when you show technical, price or energy-related information in any form.
Don’t worry - we’ve made energy labelling easy
We know your time is best spent advising customers and installing heating solutions. That’s why we’ve made creating labels for Glow-worm products easy.
All Glow-worm products will come with an Energy label in the box.
If you create a system - for example Glow-worm Boiler + Climapro control, then you can use the free Glow-worm online labelling tool.
You can create and print labels for systems comprising different products using a step-by-step questionnaire. You can then save the result in your favourites to re-use again.
If you need to print the single product label – just select it and press print.
Easy upgrading for more efficiency
One benefit of the new regulations is that it enables you to give customers a better label by upgrading their heating or hot water system to make it more energy efficient.
One of the easiest ways of doing this is by adding a control. Glow-worm has an extensive range of controls from simple room thermostats to wireless programmable controls that can easily be combined with the boiler or heat pump to improve their efficiency.