What is the ErP Directive?
"ErP" stands for "Energy related products". The aim of ErP Directive 2009/125/EC is to lower the energy consumption of these products by means of environmentally friendly design ("Eco design").
For this reason, applicable standards have been developed for each product group applicable throughout the EU.
For fans with input power of between 125W and 500kW the Commission’s regulation 327/20011 applies.
The construction of electric motors is regulated by means of Directive 640/2009.
How does the ErP Directive affect fans?
The prescribed efficiency grades for fans are set out in two stages for the first time in 2013 and then raised again in 2015.
Several models used to date do not meet the requirements and have therefore been revised or taken off the market.
How did this regulation come about?
By signing the Kyoto Protocol the EU committed itself to lower its CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020.
Energy-saving products make an important contribution to this.
At the same time, the user benefits as greater energy efficiency not only results in lower emissions but also in lower operating costs.
Who must act now?
Everyone who brings fans into circulation in the EU must supply ErP compliant products.
Available solutions which meet the requirements of the ErP Directive must be taken into consideration for each application.
This must be implemented before this deadline.
Nicotra Gebhardt achieves top values
With Nicotra Gebhardt fans you can be assured of achieving the required statutory efficiency grades at any time.
Furthermore: The majority of our products already now exceed the threshold values valid from 2015. We can offer ErP compliant solutions for all our product categories.
Do you have any further questions? Our specialists are available to provide you with information at all times.
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