Energy Effciency Testing

Demand for energy products is growing nowaday. However, in view of soaring energy prices and the growing scarcity of natural resources, energy efficiency is obviously important for energy-using products. Regulations of energy efficiency have been adopted by many countries, especially the European Union and the United States, in order to promote green energy and environmental protection.
    In October 2009, the European Commission published a framework directive 2009/125/EC on energy-using products (ErP), replacing the existing EuP directive. The new directive defines energy-related products as "any items that have an impact on energy consumption in their use". Energy-related products include all energy-using products and energy-saving products, such as windows and some water-using household equipment (which can reduce water consumption, thereby reducing the energy needed to heat water). Therefore the new directive not only covers the products covered by the original EuP directive, but also covers the energy-related products that indirectly use energy.
    In the implementation of the ErP directive, the 2009/125/EC directive only provides regulatory frameworks for ecological design, without addressing specific compliance requirements.
    The concrete implementation method for each type of product has been specified in the implementation measures (IM) published and issued by the EC. Each IM defines specific compliance requirements for a specific product or category of products, including technical indicators and technical files.