New boiler efficiency standards will save 10% of Europe’s energy consumption

A new efficiency standard for central heating boilers has been set at European level, which could deliver energy savings equivalent to 10% of Europe’s energy consumption by 2020 and save millions on energy bills, reports Energy and Environmental Management

The standards will be set in the Ecodesign Directive and cover minimum requirements for boilers and water heaters. There will be a new labelling system that will make transparent their lifetime energy savings potential so they may be easily compared.

According to an Ecofys study, the correct implementation of the Ecodesign Directive would save 400 million tonnes of CO2 emissions a year, a figure “comparable to the impact on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions expected of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS),” while being far cheaper to implement.

The new measures will see old gas and oil-fired boilers effectively phased out, and a new generation of more efficient condensing ones.

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