The Ecodesign and Energy Labelling policies constitute effective tools to save energy and resources while reducing CO2 emissions. Ecodesign allows to ban the least efficient products from the market, while Energy Labelling pushes consumers towards better products. The ambitious implementation of these policies is vital for the fulfilment of EU’s climate and energy targets in the context of the European Green Deal. We aim at ambitious requirements, both from an energy efficiency and material efficiency perspective, for all products that are regulated.
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 current CEN-CENELEC work on methods to measure the performance of robot and cordless vacuum cleaners shows progress, which is why ECOS gave it a favourable opinion. Nonetheless, we expect further improvements as the standards are not yet good enough to prevent future potential abuse.
Industry associations have initiated proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union to ask for the annulment of some of the regulations from the Ecodesign Package.