The Energy related Product (ErP) Directive affects any product that consumes energy (excluding methods of transport). The main aim of ErP is to dramatically reduce the harmful gases produced by these product that pose risk to the environment.
The main aim of ErP is to dramatically reduce the harmful gasses produced.
Product groups have been split into separate lots with 'lot 1' covering heat producing appliances such as boilers and heat pumps with an output up to 400kW and 'lot 2' covering water heaters and hot water storage tanks up to 400kW output or 2000 litres. Since September 2015 these two lots have to reach minimum efficiency and emissions requirements, failure to meet the requirements means the products cannot be sold.
All installers are responsible for ensuring compliance with certain parts of the ErP Directive when carrying out an installation or replacement. Installers have to carry out efficiency calculations for the installed system, provide energy labels and complete the 'fiche' document.
Potterton Commercial is committed to supporting installers with everything they need to complete the fiche and ensure everything is ErP compliant. We strongly recommend installers become familiar with how ErP works.
For more information on the ErP Directive please visit: www.gov.uk/placing-energy-related-products-on-the-uk-market.