ErP directive

Everything you need to know about the European regulations on eco-compatible design, implementation phases and legal requirements.

The european union has set very stringent targets regarding environmental protection to be achieved by 2020. these targets are commonly known as the “20/20/20 Package” according to which the use of renewable energies should be increased by 20% over 1990, primary energy consumption should be reduced by 20%, and CO2 emissions should be reduced by 20%. To achieve this goal the euhas issued a series of laws and directives. One of which is the ErP Directive 2009/125/EC (ErP – Energy-related Products)

Decrease in the consumption of primary energy
Increase in renewable energy sources
Decrease in CO2 emissions

The purpose of the erP Directive 2009/125/ecis to require, by law, that manufacturers and importers produce and distribute only high energy efficient products. Minimum efficiency levels have been set that must be complied with for each product category included in the directive. Deadlines for compliance with the Directive have been set and must be respected.

The conditions indicated in the erP Directive 2009/125/ecfor wet rotor circulators have been transposed by commission regulation (ec) no. 641/2009 and no. 622/2012. These regulations define the Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) as a parameter that identifies energy consumption. The lower the EEI, the lower the consumption and higher the efficiency.

The required efficiency for wet rotor circulators has been established in two stages. In the first stage, which came into effect on 1 January 2013, circulators on the market (with a few exceptions) must have an energy efficiency index (EEI) of no more than 0.27. from 1 august 2015, circulators (including those integrated in boilers, primary circuits of thermal solar systems and heat pumps) must have an EEI of no more than 0.23. Only the most efficient models meet these requirements: Taco Comfort Solutions circulators are among them. Taco Comfort Solutions high efficiency circulators already exceed the standards set by the european commission. With an eeibelow the market benchmark, our cutting-edge products lead the way in terms of technology.

Everything you need to know about ErP Ready circulators

From 1 august 2015 all wet rotor circulators with a power of less than 2,500 W will be affected.

Yes, for example circulators designed for drinking water systems and replacements for circulators integrated in boilers installed before 2015.

The EEI is stated on the identification plate of circulators that comply with the prescribed energy efficiency index. When you see the logo ErP ready on the boxes of our products you can rest assured that you are getting the maximum efficiency and the greatest performance.

No. The ErP Directive does not require that existing installations and buildings be adapted but manufacturers have made more efficient circulators that can optimise existing installations.

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