The European Commission has launched a preparatory study that will inform and assist the Commission in preparing the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Working Plan 2020-2024 as part of the implementation of the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC and Energy Labelling Regulation (EU) 2017/1369.
The study is carried out by Viegand Maagøe, VHK and Oeko-Institut for the European Commission, DG GROW. The study started in March 2020 and is expected to finish by December 2020.
This website is the main information exchange platform between the study team and the Commission on one side and the stakeholders on the other side. All documents prepared as part of the study will be available through this website. If you would like to be notified by email regarding any updates for the study, please register.
The information and views set out in this study are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Commission. Please read the Disclaimer and Copyright information for this website.
22 February 2021: 4 additional draft Task 3 reports on product groups and horizontal initiatives have been published:
Firmware and software
Innovative IT solutions facilitating market surveillance and standard setting
Scarce and environmentally critical raw materials
22 February 2021: Registration is open for the 2nd stakeholder meeting, which will be held as a webinar on 26th March 2021 10:00-13:00 CET. Please register before 19th March COB.
22 February 2021: 9 draft Task 3 reports on product groups and horizontal initiatives have been published:
Industrial smart sensors
Professional cooking appliances
Swimming pool heaters
Non-tertiary coffee machines
Tertiary hot beverage equipment
Electric vehicle chargers
Street lighting systems with PV
29 January 2021: The end date of the study has been postponed to the end of April 2021. We expect the 2nd Stakeholder Meeting to take place in the second half of March 2021 and as an online meeting. Further information about the meeting will be announced on the website and distributed to registered stakeholders. The updated and remaining draft study reports will be uploaded on the website prior to the meeting.
17 September 2020: Draft versions of Task 1 Study definition report and Task 3 Report on analysis of durability are available for download and stakeholder comments.
31 August 2020: The final version of the ICT impact study report has been published. Link is available in the table with background documents. The study provides background analyses for several of the product groups in the preparatory study for the working plan.
5 August 2020: Minutes of the 1st stakeholder meeting are available.
18 June 2020: Registration for the first stakeholder meeting on 10 July held as a webinar is now open.
6 May 2020: Launch of the project website.
25 March 2020: Launch of the study.