Swegon publish guide to Ecodesign Lot 6
WORLD – Swegon have released a guide to help customers understand the intricacies of Lot 6 of the European Ecodesign Directive. The Ecodesign Directive is a major part of the European Union’s commitment to reaching the 2020 goals, which aim to reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and overall energy consumption by 20%.
Energy Related Products (or ErP) are supported by Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC) with the objective of making the use of energy and energy related products more efficient, by phasing out inefficient products and making it easier for consumers to obtain energy information, providing better guidance to more energy efficient products.
Lot 6 of the Ecodesign Directive concerns ventilation units, a particularly important product area, since ventilation, heating and air conditioning equate to about 15% of the total energy consumption in the EU, and there is a wide variance in energy efficiency among the various products on the market. Recent estimates have shown that the implementation of Lot 6 of the Ecodesign Directive will result in annual European energy savings of 1,300 PJ (PetaJoule) by 2025. This energy saving would correspond roughly to the entire production of electricity in the UK today.
The EU have stated that the Ecodesign Directive Lot 6 will achieve its target by setting up minimum performance requirements for ventilation products, which will be implemented in steps from 2016 to 2018.
Swegon took the opportunity at the launch of its leaflet to state that the company fully backed, and indeed welcomed, the challenge set by Lot 6, confident that their products would be fully compliant under the new directive.
Read more about Ecodesign Lot 6 In the leaflet below.