HeatingSave Welcomes Improved User Experience Delivered by the Revamped ETL Website
As you might be aware already, the HeatingSave products are authorised by the UK Government on its Energy Technology List- an official endorsement and recognition that they meet the Government’s specific energy-saving or energy-efficient criteria.
And now, HeatingSave Building Management Systems they will be even easier to find, as the UK government has launched an improved website for the Energy Technology List (ETL), making it easier than ever before to find and purchase energy efficient products.
A new search and compare feature will enable businesses and the public sector to quickly find verified products that can cut their energy bills and reduce carbon emissions. For the first time users of the ETL will also be able to integrate the full list of 14,000 qualified products into their procurement systems with the ETL API.
All of the data available on the ETL product search service will be available for free including technical information, product images and the ability to search and filter products.
The ETL is owned by the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Since its inception in 2001 it has become a trusted source of information for energy saving equipment. The launch of the improved website aims to make it easier for facility managers, energy specialists, procurement teams and installers by providing fast access to independently verified product data, with links to manufacturer websites and contact details for further product and purchasing information. Organisations can also search, filter and view images of the products, helping make purchasing decisions simpler and faster.
The ETL now also incorporates the UNICLASS classification for products. This can be used to categorise and manage information within a construction project, such as costing and designing. UNICLASS codes are used in Computer aided design (CAD) software and are a requirement for use within Building Information Modelling projects (BIM). At the request of users and purchasers from the Energy Technology List (ETL), BEIS has worked with NBS to map the 140 ETL product categories against the UNICLASS codes.
These developments deliver closer integration for users of the ETL, enabling users to seamlessly select verified energy efficiency products for use within their existing procurement and designing systems.