Directive 92/42/EEC covers the efficiency requirements for new hot-water boilers fired with liquid or gaseous fuels.
If you’re a hot-water boiler manufacturer or distributor you need to ensure products meet the essential requirements of the directive before the CE marking is applied. As a Notified Body BSI can work with you to apply for CE marking, an essential trade passport which allows you to place products on the European market.
The directive is one of the measures implementing the Ecodesign of Energy Related Products Directive 2009/125/EC which sets out efficiency requirements for energy consuming products and is designed to help the EU meet its target of reducing its energy consumption by 20% by 2020.
The Boiler Efficiency Directive relates to standard boilers, low-temperature boilers and gas-condensing boilers with an output of between 4 kW and 400 kW.
A key requirement of the directive is the use of clear, consistent energy efficiency labels on hot-water boilers, enabling easier comparison and bringing them in line with the energy labelling scheme for fridges, freezers and other white goods.