ERP Energy related Products Directive

What is the Energy related Products (ErP) Directive?

Ecodesign Directive, also called Energy related Products Directive, has been introduced by the European Union as part of a climate protection program and its commitment to reduce carbon emissions. The Ecodesign defines minimum efficiency requirements for energy-related products such as water heaters, heat pumps, boilers and solar water heaters. All manufacturers must comply with this new directive by September 26th, 2015.

The ErP Directive is made up of 2 important parts:

1. Ecodesign Directive sets minimum acceptable energy efficiency levels, as well as environmental requirements for energy-related products.

The Ecodesign applies to:

  • renewable energy water heaters

  • electric water heaters

  • heat pumps with a rated heat output ? 400kW

  • boilers

2. Energy Labeling Directive imposes mandatory classification of every energy-related product in terms of energy consumption, noise level and other product-specific information.

All products need to be ranked from A (highest efficiency) to G (lowest efficiency).

However, there are additional categories (A+, A++ an A+++) which will be used for high-performance products such as heat pumps.

What is the main challenge of the Ecodesign Directive?

With the new ErP regulation the EU plans to achieve the so-called 20-20-20 target, which aims, by 2020, to:

  • Decrease CO² emissions by 20%
  • Reduce the use of primary energy by 20%
  • Increase renewable energy share by 20%

These actions will have a strong positive impact in terms of environmental protection and energy savings stimulation.

How will the industry and the market react?

By imposing a restriction on the power consumption of energy-related products, the ErP Directive will stimulate manufacturers to create more efficient and performant products, which will consume less energy, for lower costs.

In addition, the Directive will exclude from the market all low performance energy-using products that don’t meet the Ecodesign Directive requirements.

What does Atlantic have to offer?

At Atlantic, we welcome and actively support the new ErP regulation. As an expert in water heating and an innovative company who owns several patented technologies, we understand the importance of improving the energy-related products energy efficiency and global performance. That’s why all Atlantic water heaters, heat pumps and solar water heaters are already ErP-ready!

Moreover, Atlantic is already prepared for the future ErP requirements of 2017 with its Alféa range of heat pumps which are already rated A+ and A++.  Atlantic’s heat pumps and renewable energy water heaters are not only high-performant products, they are also the best solution in terms of environmental protection and energy savings.

What are the benefits of the ErP regulation?

Making ErP-compliant products and constantly working on quality and efficiency improvement, Atlantic allows its end-users and partners to benefit from the new European directive.

Benefits for the end-user:

  • Increased long-term energy efficiency allowing energy and money savings

  • Contribution to environmental protection thanks to reduced greenhouse gas emissions

  • Easier product choice thanks to energy information transparency

  • Inefficient and polluting products disappearance from the market

Partner’s benefits:

  • Professional expertise reinforced with high-quality and efficient environment-friendly products

  • Fruitful partnership with an innovative company constantly improving its products energy efficiency

  • Association with a renowned French brand, with a solid worldwide presence, continuously expanding

  • Full support and guidance in customer relation management regarding low energy products

You will find the energy efficiency classification on each Altantic product page and on the technical sheets of the products which fall under the ErP regulation.

ErP requirements meet Atlantic know-how

In order to make the new European directive easily comprehensible for our partners and end-users, we will take a look on the main ErP Directive features you need to know about.