The ErP Directive
The goal of the ErP Directive
The goal of the ErP Directive (Energy-related Products Directive) is to protect the climate by increasing the overall share of renewable energy in the EU to 20% by 2020 and to increase energy efficieny by 20%.
The ErP Directive requirements for fans
The Erp implementing measure for fans defines the minimum efficiency requirements for fans with an output range of 125W to 500kW. When assessing whether a fan fulfils these requirements, the efficiency of the entire system is evaluated. The system consists of the motor, transmission, (eg belt drive) and impeller. The ErP Directive is being implemented in two stages:
stage 1 in 2013 and stage 2 in 2015. The system efficiency requirements are the premise for the CE marking and therefore must be met for use in the EU member states. It is estimated that around 50% of the fans currently on the market will no longer fulfil the requirements of ErP 2015 and will have to be replaced by more energy efficient systems.
Does the ErP Directive apply to me?
The Directive is mandatory in all EU countries. Manufacturers, system manufacturers and system operators are all affected by this regulation. The ErP regulation covers products produced in the EEA as well as imports from third countries. Products intended for export outside the EU do not fall under the regulation, however it is likely that other countries will also address this topic.
|Manufacturer||Conforms to ErP Directive|
|Soler and Palau||Yes|