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 125 W and 500 kW the Commission’s regulation 327/20011 applies. The construction of electric motors is regulated by means of Directive 640/2009.

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.

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.

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.

Depending on the model of the fan, the efficiency grade “N” set in accordance with the ErP Directive must be achieved from 2013 and 2015 respectively.

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