Ecodesign & Energy Labelling

Ecodesign & Energy-labelling legislation

The Ecodesign and Energy Labelling policies constitute effective tools to achieve major energy, resource and CO2 reductions, by banning from the market the least efficient products (Ecodesign), while pushing consumers towards better products (Energy Labelling). The ambitious implementation of these policies is vital for the success of the circular and clean energy agendas. We aim at ambitious requirements, both from an energy efficiency and material efficiency perspective, for as many product types as possible.

What we are working on

  • We co-lead the Coolproducts Campaign, a coalition of NGOs working at national and European level to fully materialise the potential of ecodesign and energy labelling policies.
  • We co-lead the Right to Repair campaign in Europe, a coalition of European organisations pushing for system change around repair and advocating for product design requirements to allow products to both last longer and be repaired whenever needed.
  • We contribute to improving the policy framework thanks to over 10 years of experience working all along the ecodesign process, and have a seat in the European Commission expert group dealing with these policies.
  • We deliver advocacy and communications campaigns pushing for more durable, repairable and efficient products.
  • We ensure that the voice of environmental NGOs is heard at every step of the policy development.

Related news

  • EN 45554: A standard that works for the environment

    The much awaited standard EN 45554 for the assessment of repairability, reusability and upgradeability (RRU) of ecodesign products has finally been published. A major step towards better design and waste reduction, its methodology identifies criteria to determine how easy it is to repair, reuse or upgrade products ranging from household appliances to consumer electronics.

  • Pressure mounts up for a right to repair for smartphones & computers

    The Right to Repair campaign has been gaining momentum ever since its launch in September. The campaign co-led by ECOS has started the year with a series of actions to make smartphones and other ICT devices more repairable.

  • New report! How ecodesign & energy labelling can prevent premature obsolescence of laptops

    Our new report shows that the EU ecodesign and energy labelling regulatory instruments have a great potential to contribute to the reversal of the current throwaway culture, double laptop lifetimes, and save some 5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2030 – equivalent to taking nearly 3 million cars off the road.

Contact person

Mélissa Zill
Programme Manager+32 2 894 46 68
Ernestas Oldyrevas
Programme Manager+32 2 893 08 30

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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