Ecodesign & Energy Labelling


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.

What we are working on

  • H2020 ANTICCS project, whose aim is to assess if and how ecodesign and energy labelling requirements and harmonised standards can be circumvented, in order to achieve 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:
  • 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 label to motivate consumers to plan the replacement of their old, often inefficient heating system. More on:

Related projects:
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Related news

  • This summer, (heat)wave goodbye to portable air conditioners

    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.

  • The HARP project releases their first newsletter

    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?

  • ANTICSS is testing products for circumvention

    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.

Contact person

Nerea Ruiz Fuente
Senior Programme Manager+32 2 894 46 83
Mélissa Zill
Programme Manager+32 2 893 08 03

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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