What is an ERP or Energy Related Products Directive
Energy-related Products is what ERP stands for. ERP is an EU directive that aims to improve energy efficiency and performance of energy-related goods sold. This regulation helps to combat climate change and use less energy. This is good to know as a consumer as it keeps running costs of item in your home down.
What are the ERP Requirements
An energy-related product must have 200,000 sales annually within the EU to be eligible for the directive. This is what the directive needs to be able to achieve.
The ErP directive informs the producer if a product is not performing as expected or poses a significant threat to the environment.
What are the ERP Goals
The directive’s primary goal is to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency and make 20% of EU renewable energy by 2020. This package is also known as the 2020 climate package.
Partly this is possible because of ongoing efforts to improve the energy efficiency and design, development, and maintenance, throughout product lifecycles. It is now illegal for poor-performing products to be manufactured or imported in violation of the directive’s energy efficiency requirements.
Energy labels have allowed manufacturers to use higher efficiency levels in order to be competitive with their competitors. Boiler suppliers now have the chance to sell more efficient boilers and higher efficiency options to their customers. Customers can be convinced by boiler suppliers that modern condensing boilers will save them money in the long-term. Because of healthy competition, energy labeling can be very effective.
Why is ErP important?
The Energy Related Products regulations will affect all products that have an environmental impact on their lives.
To help the European Union achieve its 20-20-20 goals of reducing energy consumption and increasing renewable energies by 20%, two directives will be used: Ecodesign (or Energy Labelling), and ErP.
The European Economic Area’s hot-water and space heating phases were implemented in all thirty member countries on 26 September 2015.
The ERP, boilers, and energy consumption
Labels must include the efficiency levels for all products, ranging from A-G +++. 2015
This directive requires that the manufacturer improves its grading. An energy label will be given to gas boilers with storage tanks up to 500 litres and that consume up to 70kW power. The ERP will establish new energy targets for boilers reaching 400kW and provide energy labels in the future.
Boilers must comply with the energy-related product regulations. The energy label must be provided by the boiler manufacturer. It should show the efficiency grade for heating and (in the case of combi boilers) hot water production. All boilers are rated A++ to G. This includes both their sound output and their rated output.