On some products and systems related to the production of hot water, from September 26th 2015 we are obliged to affix a label with an indication of energy performance.
The Ecodesign directive, related to eco-design, combined with the labelling directive, concerning the harmonization of information to end users, has been developed with the objective of reducing the Union’s energy consumption by 20% by 2020. This is the so-called “20-20-20 climate-energy package “designed to reduce CO2 emissions by 20%, to increase the use of energy from renewable sources by 20% and to reduce energy consumption by 20% thanks to better efficiency energy.
SICC TECH products related to hot water are not products that directly consume energy (Energy using Products), but fall within the scope of application since they are products that influence energy consumption (Energy related Products), that is they can, through their use, contribute to energy savings.
For this reason, all SICC tech products intended for the production or use of hot water, sanitary or heating, up to a capacity of 2000 litres must meet the minimum energy performance requirements. Furthermore, tanks with a capacity up to 500 litres will be supplied with an energy label indicating the efficiency class and the energy performance (for higher capacities there is no labelling requirement).
The performances will be reported in the product technical sheet to facilitate consumers or end users, to identify the best model to be included as part of a more or less complex system: the final calculation of the efficiency of a multi-part system could still be better than the efficiency classes of the individual elements.