New roadshows will help installers get to grips with ErP

Plumb Center and key heating and plumbing manufacturers have joined forces to help installers understand the new ErP regulations, coming in September.
Understanding ErP webThe free evening roadshows commence on Monday 20 April at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry and will visit 40 locations across the UK, from Inverness to Plymouth, Belfast, and Swansea to Ipswich, finishing in Plymouth on Thursday 16 July. Installers can register at understandingerp.co.uk
Plumb and Parts Center, alongside major manufacturers Ideal Boilers, Baxi, Vaillant, Worcester Bosch, Heatrae Sadia, Kingspan, Honeywell, Danfoss, Fernox, Adey and Grundfos, is helping installers get to grips with the details of the regulations and how to take the energy efficiency message to their customers.
On 26th September 2015 a new Energy related Product (ErP) directive from the EU comes into force. This regulation is for ecodesign and energy labelling of space and water heaters, and will be mandatory for all 28 countries in the 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.
In addition, 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.
Information on where and when the roadshows will be, and how installers can register for the roadshows is available at understandingerp.co.uk