Ecodesign & Energy Labelling

Test methods

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.

What we are working on

  • We contribute to the development of product standards related to Ecodesign and Energy Labelling in European (CEN, CENELEC, ETSI) and International (ISO, IEC) Technical Committees.
  • We help to ensure the proper and effective implementation of Ecodesign Standardisation Requests, avoiding inconsistencies between regulations, Standardisation Requests and, ultimately, the standards that are under development.

Related news

  • Taps & showers: will test methods help take the regulatory plunge?

    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 issues a favourable opinion on the method for dishwashers

    ECOS submitted a favourable opinion on the final draft standard for "Electric dishwashers for household use - Methods for measuring the performance (FprEN 60436)".

Contact person

Nerea Ruiz Fuente
Senior Programme Manager+32 2 894 46 83

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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