Verification of compliance is a major condition for the success of every European policy, including ecodesign and energy labelling policies. The current level of market surveillance by EU 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.
As temperatures across Europe beat records summer after summer, air conditioner manufacturers rub their hands in glee. No wonder - their sales are skyrocketing. By 2050, the IEA expects the number of air conditioners in buildings to reach 5.6 billion, up from 1.6 billion today. Around two-thirds of the world’s households could have air-con by then.
Have you ever thought about proactively replacing your heating system with a more efficient, renewable alternative? Or are you waiting for it to break, as most consumers do?
Currently, project partners are immersed in the work package focusing on the assessment of circumvention impacts in laboratory testing. The aim is to analyse and demonstrate the risks of circumvention, and to assess its impacts by means of laboratory testing.