The European Union places great value on eco-friendly fans

The ErP Directive requires a high efficiency.


By adopting the Kyoto protocol, the European Union undertakes to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 20 % until 2020. A milestone to achieve this goal is the Directive on Energy-using Products (EuP) adopted in 2005, which was renamed into Directive on Energy-related Products (ErP) in 2009. It is also known as the eco-design Directive.

Many manufacturers of air-cleaning equipment still fail to comply with the requirements of the EU directive on energy-saving ventilation- and fan systems and they are often cheating on the implementation of ErP requirements by changing only the fan motor but not the fan impeller – for more information please read the article on the ErP directive of our supplier ebmpapst:

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