The first of January 2018, a significant phase in the implementation of EU Directive 2015/1188 will come into effect. The so-called Ecodesign directive has significant consequences for manufacturers, distributors and installers of heating equipment.

“The impact of Ecodesign cannot be emphasized enough” states Wim Ros, Sales Manager for Nortek Global HVAC Belgium. “These guidelines introduce strict norms for energy related products. From 2018, any product that does not comply with these requirements, may no longer be marketed and sold within the EU.

“Essentially, all affected products need to comply with either Lot 20 or Lot 21, plus the motor efficiency ErP regulation.Requirements will apply to both new installations and replacements of existing systems. An impact that cannot be ignored. In the remaining months, the entire industry must inform and prepare itself.”

Reznor products, manufactured by Nortek Global HVAC, are also affected by the new Directive. This is why Nortek has prepared a fact sheet that summarizes the new requirements, the affected products, the consequences and the timing of the Ecodesign Directive.

“Since the Directive was announced, Nortek has worked tirelessly to offer customers heating and cooling systems that not only comply with the requirements, but that also limit costs and inconveniences for the customer as much as possible,” Wim Ros continues. “What’s more, our experts are ready to advise distributors, installers and users about the Directive.”

What is the ErP Directive?

The Ecodesign regulation 2015/1188 and the implementing Directive 2009/125/EC constitute the EU policy that aims to improve the energy efficiency and other environmental performance criteria of energy-related products (ErP).

The Ecodesign directive tightens the energy specifications appliances need to meet and phases out inefficient appliances. It is part of the EU’s 2020 goals, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% and energy consumption by 20%. Specifically, the goal of the directive is to save more than 4.1 billion Gj in energy and 233 million tonnes in CO2 emissions by 2025.

How does it affect construction & installation professionals ?

Which products are covered ?
>>Lot 20: radiant

>>Lot 21: warm air

>>Lot 6: ventilation

ErP requirements explained
Lot 20: radiant

Lot 21: warm air

Lot 6: ventilation

When does it go into effect?
Lot 20: radiant
1/1/2018

Lot 21: warm air
Tier 1:

Tier 2:

Lot 6: ventilation
in effect since 1/1/2016. More stringent on 1/1/2018

Product literature
Gas fired radiant heaters and some other commercial heating appliances are excluded from mandatory energy labelling under Regulation 2015/1186 as they are directly planned and purchased by HVAC professionals.
However, product literature and manufacturer web sites must indicate the seasonal efficiency and NOX emissions for each product or system.

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