Implications of the Extended Product Approach.
De EU is constantly raising the bar regarding energy efficiency for pumping systems. Up until now the regulation focused on energy efficiency of individual components. In the Energy-related Products (ErP) Directive of 2009 minimum efficiency requirements have been set for electric motors and pumps.In the next implementation stage the approach for determining efficiency will include the extended pump product (including motors, with our without a variable speed drive). This approach is referred to as the Extended Product Approach (EPA), which is expected to be used for all pump set-ups in EU-regulations by 2019/2020 EU.
Whether the regulation will actually lead to more energy efficiency in buildings depends on an number of factors in the context and the behaviour of the parties that should comply to the new standard. De Ruijter Strategy has asked European pump manufacturers, wholesalers, building constructors, consulting engineers and installers about their view on the introduction of the EPA:
1. How will regulation develop in the next five years?
2. What will determine the buying decision in the future?
3. What will the playing field look like in the future (parties, rules of the game)?
4. How do you see the future (2020 and beyond) of the usage of pumps and pumping systems in the built environment?
5. What kind of systems will become dominant from the supply side in the next 5 years with the advent of Extended Product Approach regulation in 2019?
Read the views of stakeholders in the pumping industry in the report below.
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