ERP and JAS Plumbing
What is ERP and JAS Plumbing? It is a new European regulation for energy labeling and ecodesign of all space and water heaters and will be mandatory for all 30 countries in the EU. It defines minimal levels of product efficiency to help the EU achieve its 20-20-20 target to reduce green house gas emissions and other adverse environmental impacts throughout the life-cycle of a product by 20 per cent and increase share of renewable energies by 20 per cent by 2020.
As a result of energy efficiency measures, buildings are consuming less energy, inefficient equipment is being phased out from the market and labels applied to household appliances such as televisions and boilers have enabled consumers to make informed purchasing choices.
ON 26TH SEPTEMBER 2015 THE LEGISLATION CHANGE COMES INTO FORCE WHICH WILL AFFECT ALL DOMESTIC BOILERS AND HEATING SYSTEMS WITH OUTPUTS LESS THAN 70kW. ALL BOILERS WITH OUTPUTS UP TO 70kW MUST MEET MINIMAL LEVELS OF EFFICIENCY AND SHOW AN ENERGY CONSUMPTION RATING LABEL SIMILAR TO WHAT YOU WILL SEE ON OTHER HOUSEHOLD WHITE GOODS.
All boiler manufacturers are obliged to provide the following:
• A printed energy label that includes the efficiency class for every boiler with outputs less than 70kW. This must be present at the point of sale.
• A product fiche which will be included in all product literature for the product, such as user or installation guides.
• Reference to the energy class in all product advertising and technical promotional material such as price guides, posters or marketing brochures.
BOILER INSTALLERS AND HEATING ENGINEERS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING THE PACKAGE LABEL FOR A COMPLETE HEATING SYSTEM.
You will need to calculate a system efficiency figure based on the different components of the system they have installed. This will then be added to the energy label when the installation is complete and left at the property of installation.