Pat Lehane, Publisher & Editor, Building Services News
ErP not an imposition but an opportunity
The implementation of Lot 1 and Lot 2 of the ErP Directive relating to heating appliances on 26 September last has serious implications for both product suppliers and heating installers.
While some will regard it as yet another unwelcome tier of bureaucratic form-filling, it is in fact an opportunity that will lead to better, more profitable business. It will make for a level playing field when the various products in the marketplace are being assessed and compared, and provide installers with a transparent and clear-cut mechanism when presenting options to their clients.
Both manufacturers and installers have obligations under this latest phase of the ErP Directive and virtually all product suppliers are already compliant. On first reading the obligations on installers appear more onerous in that they relate to certification of the entire heating system.
However, again the manufacturers have shown leadership by devising mechanisms and tools that installers can freely access to help them honour their commitments.
See the latest issue of Building Services News — www.buildingservicesnews.com — to learn how you can ensure ErP compliance.