Ecodesign & Energy Labelling

Implementation

Verification of compliance is a major condition for the success of every European policy, including the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling policies. The current level of market surveillance by Member States is clearly insufficient and there is a need for more systemic and effective product checks. Our goal is to ensure the EU’s market surveillance regime is sufficiently robust to ensure that environmental benefits of Ecodesign and Energy Labelling are not lost.

What we are working on

  • H2020 ANTICCS project, whose aim is to assess if and how Ecodesign and Energy labelling legislations and harmonised standards can be circumvented in order to achieve a better product performance. As such, the project will enable to better detect and prevent future circumvention and support a more effective enforcement of EU legislation. More on: anti-circumvention.eu
  • We aim to ensure that the EU database for products with an Energy Label (EPREL) delivers for market surveillance purposes and consumer information.
  • The H2020 project HARP, developing a tool based on the Energy Labelling to motivate consumers to plan the replacement of their old, often inefficient heating system. More on: www.heating-retrofit.eu

Related news

  • Climate action needs better products

    The EU has recently paved the way for longer-lasting products. Now we must enshrine this ambition into our future European Green Deal, Coolproducts campaigners wrote in a letter to the incoming European Commission this week.

  • ECOS presents ANTICSS at the Ecotest project meeting

    With the aim to find synergies between the running projects, ECOS presented the status of H2020 ANTICSS project at the Ecotest project meeting on 18 October.

  • ECOS and partners join forces to launch a Right to Repair campaign in Europe

    With only 35% of electronic waste in the EU being collected and treated properly, the detrimental effects of our throwaway culture are ever more apparent - and we have had enough. Studies have shown that a great majority of EU consumers would rather repair their goods than buy new ones. The time is right to ensure that products placed on the EU market are designed to be durable and can be repaired when broken.

Contact person

Nerea Ruiz Fuente
Programme Manager+32 2 894 46 83 nerea.ruiz@ecostandard.org
Mélissa Zill
Programme Manager+32 2 893 08 03 melissa.zill@ecostandard.org

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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