The Energy Related Product Directive (ErP) comes into force from 26th September 2015. The ErP Directive will affect all heating and hot water products, with an output equal to or less than 400kW (it does not apply to biomass products). Organisations installing Heat Pumps, Micro-CHP or Solar Thermal will need to ensure that installations comply with the Directive where required.
The ErP comprises of two directives: Ecodesign and Energy Labelling.
For products currently MCS certified, manufacturers need to provide their certification body, such as the BBA, with a product fiche (a data sheet) detailing ErP relevant data by 26th March 2016. BBA MCS Certificate holders who require assistance may contact Patrick Maxwell by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on +44 (0) 1923 665356.
From 26th March 2016 – All MCS Contractors must comply with the requirements of MIS 3005 Issue 4.3 and MCS Contractors must now use SCOP/SPER data in accordance with MIS 3005 Issue 4.3. The Heat Emitter Guide (HEG) will remain as a heat emitter design tool only.
Any products issued with MCS Certification from 26th September 2015 will need to be ErP compliant.
Baxi, part of BDR Thermea, have put together a short video to help explain the Energy Related Products (ErP) Directive, including the areas in which it applies, the labelling procedure, and the impact it will have on products and installer responsibilities.