UK: Air-to-air heat pumps can now be listed on the UK government’s Energy Technology List of energy efficient plant and machinery following a review of criteria.
Criteria updates are said to have been approved and coming soon for 16 sub-technologies on the Energy Technology List. In addition to heat pumps, updates are also being made to the criteria for commercial refrigerated storage cabinets and refrigerated display cabinets,
In order for a product to be listed, it must meet the ETL’s robust energy saving criteria – typically set at the top 25% of products in the market.
The updates come from the consultations held during the 2022 Research Programme, during which criteria is reviewed and suggested changes are made. The Research Programme helps businesses save energy and money, while also ensuring purchasers of energy efficient equipment stay ahead of the game.
Reviews to technical criteria take place at least once every four years. These changes usually cover a wide variety of areas, such as raising product performance thresholds in a bid to boost efficiencies, adding new functionality requirements to products, amending definitions, expanding product scopes, and updating test and measurement standards.