The ErP Regulation and the new energy label

But in contrary to those labellings, the label in our industry is not self-explanatory. The installer’s advice is always necessary to define the right system for the specific case.In an attempt to cut greenhouse gas emissions, increase the use of renewable energy and reduce energy consumption, the EU has set three ambitious energy and climate protection targets to be achieved by 2020.

In order to meet these targets the EU has come up with a new set of regulations, known as the Ecodesign Regulation, that lay down mandatory minimum efficiency and emission standards for heating and hot-water appliances.

As part of this, mandatory energy labelling requirements are also being introduced for heating and hot-water appliances. Designed to make it easier to understand how efficient a heating and hotwater appliance actually is, this new labelling system resembles current labelling on washing machines and other household appliances. But in contrary to those labellings, the label in our industry is not self-explanatory. The installer’s advice is always necessary to define the right system for the specific case.

By the end of September 2015 new appliances as well as systems in the area of heating or hot water sold within the EU will have to meet these new requirements and be marked with an energy label.

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