ecodesign News

  • Business as usual for ecodesign legislation

    There is no need to worry – the legislative process will be basically the same for the new Energy-related Products directive as it has been for Energy-using Products.  But the scope of the ecodesign requirements may be altered, according to experts on legislation. The new ecodesign directive will just add new products to the list of those regulated in the EuP. From now on, ecodesign ...


  • Enter the ecodesign enforcement agency

    They won’t wear uniforms. Nor will they patrol the Swedish-Norwegian border. But they will have the right to call in police for inspections of compliance! From January, the Energy Agency will make sure that the ecodesign directive is followed by producers of electronic goods.From January 2010, the Swedish Energy Agency will have the right to carry out checks of compliance with the legal ...


  • Systemic approach will save the Ecodesign directive

    A new report from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency claims that the Ecodesign directive risks conserving outdated technology by putting its focus on energy-using or related products than on taking a systems-based angle. An urgent need is present to see the environmental impacts of Energy using Products in a more comprehensive and systemic view, according to the report Environmental ...


  • New world refrigerator ecodesign investigation

    The National Measurement Office (NMO) have completed an investigation in which domestic appliance manufacturer, Glen Dimplex Home Appliances, was found to be supplying an incorrect energy label on one of their models of refrigerator. An investigation undertaken by the NMO established that the New World refrigerator (model number ILA800) was found to use an average of 14.5% more energy than ...

  • English Translation of Turkish Ecodesign Requirements

    An English translation of the Turkish 2011 Ecodesign Requirements for Standby and Off Mode Electric Power Consumption of Electrical and Electronic Household and Office Equipment is now available for purchase from ...


    By Compliance and Risks

  • Workshop for the EuP Guidelines (Ecodesign of Energy using Products)

    On the 8th September 2009 PE INTERNATIONAL will be offering a workshop in cooperation with the expert group “Bleifreie Elektronik” e.V. (BFE, Dr. G. Reichelt) concerning Ecodesign of Energy using Products (EuP) in Leinfelden-Echterdingen from 9 till 5 pm. Take advantage of this exclusive possibility to get informed and apply now! Deadline is the 26th August 2009 – the number of participants is ...


    By thinkstep

  • Ecodesign compliance sees light in lamp market

    In line with the Ecodesign directive's first requirements, product development in the lighting sector is rapid, says Peter Bennich at the Swedish Energy Agency in an interview with Greentech info.“The lighting market is extremely immature with a great deal of ignorance among retailers. Often, the producers are extremely well initiated in the compliance regulations and offer many alternative ...


  • The sector is gearing up for new European regulations on Ecolabelling and Ecodesign for biomass equipment

    The International Bioenergy Congress, organised by AVEBIOM, will deal with the legislative changes that will affect the sector over the coming years The regulations regardingenergy labelling for solid ...

  • Environnement S.A launches Ecodesigned AQMS e-Series of analyzers

    The e-Series of analyzers has been designed with a special consideration to the environmental impacts of the product during its whole lifecycle. The measurement modules of the e-Series are fitted in closed cell expanded polypropylene foam (EPP*) that has outstanding cushioning properties, high strength-to-weight ratio and efficient thermal and electrical insulation. Components such as ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • SGS Ecodesign Expert to Lead Workshop at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit 2014 in Hong Kong

    Xavier Vital, SGS’s US-based Global Ecodesign Manager, will lead stakeholders and industry experts in a workshop at this year’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, 10 November, in Hong Kong. This international event covers major sustainability developments in the beauty industry. Its aim is to encourage sustainability in the beauty industry by bringing together key stakeholders to debate ...


    By SGS

  • EC adopts 4 ecodesign regulations that will save equivalent power consumption of Austria and Sweden

    The European Commission has adopted four ecodesign regulations to improve the energy efficiency of industrial motors, circulators, televisions, refrigerators and freezers. The regulations lay down energy efficiency requirements which will save about 190 TWh per year by 2020, which is comparable to the combined annual electricity consumption of Sweden and Austria. 'This package is a ...

  • `Synergy may save environmental policy-making`

    In order to create efficient environmental legislation, synergy effects and a life-cycle approach should be used in policy-making, according to a new report on WEEE, RoHS and the Ecodesign directive. In a new report, carried out by scientists at Lund university on behalf of the European Environment Bureau, the synergy effects are investigated between RoHS, WEEE and the Ecodesign directives. ...


  • EEB report urges EU to make better use of resources

    According to a new report from the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), the EU should make better use of one of the most powerful tools at its disposal if it wants to reduce resource consumption in Europe and bring about a circular economy. While the Ecodesign Directive is reported to be already delivering substantial energy savings and is allowing consumers to save hundreds of euros on their ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • SGS to Present at the 2012 Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Paris, France

    William Lepercq, Senior Ecodesign Consultant at SGS France, will speak at the European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Paris, taking place from November 21 to 23, 2012. His presentation will focus on the benefits of environmental footprint assessments and provide a best-practice case in sustainability with examples drawn from his experience in environmental ...


    By SGS

  • Member States endorse Commission proposal to improve the energy performance of external power supplies

    At the meeting of the Ecodesign Regulatory Committee today, EU Member States endorsed the European Commission's proposal for a regulation aimed at improving the energy performance of external power supplies. The regulation is expected to cut the EU's electricity consumption of these devices by 30% by 2020, compared to a 'business as usual' scenario. 'This fourth measure under the Ecodesign ...


    By European Commission

  • Machinery of government change: energy-using products policy

    This written ministerial statement confirms that policy responsibility for energy-using products will transfer from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to the Department of Energy and Climate Change. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, the UK’s interests in the IEA Implementing Agreement on Energy Efficient End-use Equipment (4E) and the Super-efficient ...

  • Pressure is up for boilers

    The EU needs to decrease its energy use by a third to 2020. Time is tight to cut down on energy use for the most power-hungry appliances in our homes and workplaces. But there are many things on the EU agenda which may collide, thereby possibly postponing legislation.Right now, plans are long gone in legislating on ecodesign requirements for more product groups within the scope of the Ecodesign ...


  • Ecological design - the first step to a sustainable society?

    The European Environmental Bureau  and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation have launched a report exploring opportunities for an EU approach to “ecodesign”, a concept that products and services should be safe for people and the environment as a fundamental element of a sustainable society. As scepticism about a voluntary approach to ecodesign grows even within the industry sector, the ...

  • Right time for battery charger proposal to power up

    The European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Europe's largest federation of environmental citizens' organisations, is calling for an immediate EU-wide measure to ensure the compatibility of battery chargers and power supply devices. The call comes the day before a Consultation Forum meeting linked to the Ecodesign of Energy Using Products (EuP) Directive. 'Battery chargers represent a serious ...

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    By thinkstep

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