We are talking about a very important European Union directive, an effective strategy that will drive to in reduced pollution and therefore improve the life of citizens all over Europe.
The ErP directive (2009/125/CE) - the acronym stands for "Energy Related Products" - assesses very precise guidelines for design and the manufacturing of eco-compatible products and defines the minimum mandatory requirements for the efficiency and environmental performance of all power-consuming devices.
The goal is to reach the famous 20-20-20 by 2020. The repetition of the number 20 makes it easier to remember the three key targets of the directive:
- INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY OF ENERGY USING APPLIANCES BY 20%
- REDUCE THE EMISSION OF CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2) IN THE ATMOSPHERE BY 20%
- RAISE THE PERCENTAGE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY ON FINAL CONSUMPTION TO 20%
Two deadlines have been set to establish a road map for the adjustment.
Starting from 1 AUGUST 2015 it will be mandatory to place on the market appliances fitted with energy efficient circulators.
Starting from 26 SEPTEMBER 2015 the ErP and ELD Directives will enter into force requiring energy labelling of all the appliances placed on the market.
Placing on the market means the first time the product is invoiced by Immergas to the dealer. If an appliance is placed on the market before 1 August/26 September 2015, it can be sold, installed and put into service without time limits. The ErP and ELD regulations are not retroactive.
ELD: EVERYTHING CLEAR IN THE LABEL
The European Union has made the new energy labelling system mandatory to enable consumers to see immediately the level of environmental compatibility of every single product. The Energy Labelling Directive (2010/30/CE) requires every product subject to the ErP Directive to bear a label highlighting not only the energy efficiency class but also other performance factors such as sound power level, use and power consumption.
IMMERGAS WELCOMES THESE ADJUSTMENTS WITH PARTICULAR CONVICTION, IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT ONLY A MARKET THAT STIMULATES TECHNOLOGY WITH THE HIGHEST ENERGY EFFICIENCY CAN BE RESPECTFUL OF THE ENVIRONMENT.