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Since 2007, ECOS has been participating in the development of the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling policies, providing expertise during the development of product-specific measures. In 2016, numerous important product categories will be discussed. The preparatory studies on smart appliances and lighting system will move forward, together with the advancement of work on taps & showers, TVs, commercial appliances, and special motors. In addition, the Commission will proceed with the revision of several lighting regulations as well as the existing domestic appliances regulations (fridges, dishwashers, washing machines). Review studies on air conditioners and computers are also announced, together with a number of other developments. The Ecodesign Working Plan 2015-2017 should also be released in the course of the year, and other studies launched.
Through its work on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling policies, ECOS will continue to contribute to all stages of product-specific regulations, from the preparatory study stage to the Ecodesign Consultation Forum discussion, Commission interservice consultations (ISC), Member State voting, and final scrutiny by the European Parliament.
ECOS will work to promote substantial efficiency improvements of products put on the EU market, in order to deliver tangible greenhouse gas reductions by 2030, and other environmental and social benefits.
- Ensure that product-specific Ecodesign and Energy Labelling measures are ambitious, taking into account all environmental impacts of products throughout their life-cycle
- Monitor and promote consistency between the various measures, ensuring a coherent approach is used by the European Commission
- Warrant a balanced representation of stakeholders in the preparatory studies’ work and the Ecodesign Consultation Forum
ECOS will contribute to:
- European Commission’s Ecodesign Consultation Forum
- Development of product-specific regulations
For more details on ECOS’ work on more ambitious product regulations, please contact: