ECOS has long advocated for test methodologies to better reflect real-life use of products and address circumvention attempts. Following relevant provisions in the EU's Energy Labelling Framework Regulation and in product-specific regulations, improvements are expected in this area. Our goal is to ensure standards are consumer-relevant and appropriate to support the Ecodesign framework.
We are still awaiting the regulatory way forward after a proposal by industry on a water label for taps and showerheads received criticism from the majority of Member States and other stakeholders at the Consultation Forum in December last year. Meanwhile, the European Commission has approached European Standardisation Organisations with the final draft Standardisation Request for the development of measurement methods for these products.
ECOS submitted a favourable opinion on the final draft standard for "Electric dishwashers for household use - Methods for measuring the performance (FprEN 60436)".