What is the Boiler Efficiency Directive about?
Directive 92/42/EEC covers the efficiency requirements for new hot-water boilers fired with liquid or gaseous fuels.
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.
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.