Plumb Center has partnered with leading heating and plumbing equipment manufacturers to help installers understand the new EU regulations, coming in September.
On 26th September 2015 a new Energy related Product (ErP) Directive comes into force in the UK and all European Union member states. This regulation is for ecodesign and energy labelling of space and water heaters, and will be mandatory across the UK and EU. The new regulations are designed to help the EU achieve its target to reduce energy use by 20% and increase the share of renewable energies by 20% by 2020.
Many heating products will be affected, including boilers, cylinders, heat pumps and solar thermal cylinders. Manufacturers will be responsible for ensuring their products are prepared for the new legislation change, including incorporating modulating pumps.
Additionally, manufacturers will be responsible for ensuring their products have compliant energy labels, which must be clearly visible on the product at the point of sale. Each product must include a fiche of energy efficiency information documents. There will also be a requirement for providing energy labelling for any package of heating products such as a space heater and a temperature control device.
In order to help installers get to grips with ErP Directive, Plumb Center, along with Ideal Boilers, Baxi, Vaillant, Worcester Bosch, Heatrae Sadia, Kingspan, Honeywell, Danfoss, Fernox, Adey and Grundfos, is rolling out a UK-wide information roadshow. Starting in late April and continuing until the end of June, the roadshow will visit 40 convenient locations across the UK, from Inverness to Plymouth, Belfast, and Swansea to Ipswich.
For more information on when and where the Roadshows will be held, visit the Plumb Center website or contact your local branch.
Source: Plumb Center