Webinar: Introduction to the Ecodesign of Energy Related Products Directive - 20 November 2015
The Ecodesign of Energy Related Products Directive (ErP) was adopted in 2009 as an amendment from the 2005 Ecodesign of Energy Using Products Directive and is one of the EU’s four key Directives addressing energy efficiency in stationary (i.e. non transport) end-uses (the others being the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive, Energy Efficiency Directive and the Energy Labelling Directive).
The EU was a relative late comer among leading international economies in having overarching legislation to set minimum energy performance standards for equipment but since the adoption of Ecodesign it has set an impressive pace of adoption of implementing measures which are now estimated to cover 48% of all EU energy consumption. The average expected energy savings per product group addressed is projected to reach 19% by 2020, to lower energy bills by €170 billion for a €60 billion increase in equipment acquisition costs i.e. a net benefit of €110 billion and to create 0.8 million extra direct jobs for industry, wholesale and the retail sector.