ErP & Ecodesign
Our use of energy is changing – not least from the perspective of European legislation. The ErP Directive ensures that 'Energy-related Products' have to be clearly labelled. This page explains the key content of the ErP Directive in relation to air conditioning technology and heat pumps.
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SHAPING THE FUTURE
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READY FOR THE FUTURE: DEVICES
WITH CE MARKING
The Ecodesign Directive defines minimum efficiency and minimum emission standards. Products that do not meet these standards are not awarded CE marking and may no longer be imported into the EU. This requires manufacturers, above all, to work with technologies that are CE-compliant, now and in the future.
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THANKS TO ENERGY LABELLING
The Energy Labelling Directive sets out how the Energy Labels should look. It defines which values are needed for classification within a specific efficiency grade. Above all, the labels are intended to help consumers compare products and select them based on their efficiency.
Since 26 September 2015, heat pumps have been required to feature a calculated ‘seasonal space heating energy efficiency’ of at least 100%. As of 26 September 2017, this value has been increased to 110% (with values 15% higher for low temperature heat pumps in each case). In contrast, the minimum efficiency for boilers using fossil fuels is only 86%. The difference is clearly reflected in the better classifications awarded to the heat pumps. The energy efficiency label currently features a scale from A++ to G, which will be adjusted to A+++ to D once the label is changed as of 26 September 2019. Among the heat generators, the electrically powered heat pumps are the only units that fulfil the criteria for the highest energy efficiency grades.
COMBINATION SPACE HEATERS AND HOT WATER CYLINDERS
The ‘hot water production energy efficiency’ that has been valid since 26 September 2015 depends on the selected ‘load/tap profile’ – that is, a specific amount of hot water that is tapped in the course of a 24-hour measurement cycle.
These requirements were considerably tightened as of 26 September 2017.
This shift was accompanied by a change to the energy efficiency scale in the area of pure hot water preparation, with the A to G range being replaced by A+ to F. This adjustment will enter into force for combination space heaters on 26 September 2019.