The importance of being ErP compliant
Since September 2015 the Energy related Product (ErP) Directive has impacted boilers, water heaters and hot water storage tanks. Potterton Commercial are committed to ensuring that all products are compliant and all heating professionals understand ErP regulations.
The ErP Directive was designed to reduce harmful non-environmentally friendly emissions from energy consuming products. This is to contribute to the European Union's 20-20-20 targets on climate change and energy.
There are three main objectives for 2020:
- A 20% reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 levels
- Raising the share of EU energy consumption produced from renewable resources to 20%
- A 20% improvement in the EU's energy efficiency
20% reduction in EU greenhouse gas emissions as part of EU 20-20-20
The ErP directive is also designed to help reduce energy costs for the consumer and to allow manufacturers to reduce their carbon foot print without incurring excessive costs.
Any installers or manufacturers that produce and install commercial heating systems that are not ErP compliant could face legal action and even criminal prosecution. The National Measurement Office will be responsible for enforcing the ErP Directive.
For more information about enforcement and compliance please visit: www.gov.uk/placing-energy-related-products-on-the-uk-market.