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  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • EU member states endorse proposal to reduce standby electricity consumption

    During this week's meeting of the Ecodesign Regulatory Committee, EU Member States endorsed the Commission's proposal for a regulation reducing standby energy consumption of household and office products. The regulation lays down energy efficiency requirements for all products sold in Europe, thus cutting the EU's standby electricity consumption by almost 75% by 2020. 'This first measure under ...

  • How to do eco-design? Webinars by PE INTERNATIONAL

    Two webinars held by PE INTERNATIONAL, in cooperation with Leonardo ENERGY, will clarify the basis for developing and understanding Life Cycle Assessments, the Eco-Design of Buildings and building energy use (Session 1). Session 2 will provide a practical application of these principles.   Session 1 - ...


    By thinkstep

  • ADT Demonstrates How to Achieve Increased Efficiency and Reduced Emissions for Standards Compliance at ASME Turbo Expo 2013

    Advanced Design Technology (ADT), a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods and the TURBOdesign Suite, will exhibit in Booth 818 at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) ...


    By PRWeb

  • SGS and Cameron-Cole, LLC Announce Strategic Partnership

    Cameron-Cole, a nationwide leader in sustainability and environmental consulting, and SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company, are pleased to announce a strategic partnership agreement. The partnership enables the offering of comprehensive environmental services that allow clients to know the environmental impact of their operations, product or ...


    By SGS

  • Emerson Drive and Motor Technology Commended by Swedish Energy Agency

    The energy-saving benefits of using Emerson drive and motor solutions have been highlighted in a test report on electric motors by Energimyndigheten (Swedish Energy Agency). The agency commissioned the test to investigate claims made by manufacturers of electric motors in various efficiency classes, when used in conjunction with a series of different variable speed drives. The investigation ...

  • Selerant Joins The Sustainability Consortium

    Selerant Corporation has announced its membership with The Sustainability Consortium, an independent organization of diverse global participants working to design and implement credible, transparent and scalable science-based measurement and reporting systems accessible for all producers and users of consumer products. Selerant is a Product Lifecycle Management software solution provider for ...


    By Selerant srl

  • Building Refurbishment and EU Legislation Set to Drive Demand for Pumps, Says Frost & Sullivan

      LONDON, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Even as new construction activity slows across a crisis-hit Europe, end-user investments in the refurbishment of existing buildings will be the primary driver in the pumps market for commercial and industrial buildings. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Janez Potočnik European Commissioner for Environment Chemical Industry: From Suspect to Sustainable

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Good afternoon, Allow me to start by thanking CEFIC for inviting me today. It is a real pleasure to be here. I was indeed told that it is the first time that the Commissioner responsible for environmental policy is invited to the general assembly of CEFIC. I believe my presence in London today reflects a significant change in the relation between industry and the ...

  • SGS Announces Global Product Mark Program for Carbon Footprint

    SGS introduces a new and unique program of three product marks for environmental impact, progressing towards the ultimate tier of greenhouse gas neutrality, to help companies transparently demonstrate their ongoing environmental commitment. SGS Consumer Testing Services announced today the first Product Carbon Footprint program to offer marks that can be applied to manufactured products that are ...


    By SGS

  • Environnement S.A new products launch at Pollutec

    1. Air quality: ecodesign, operational cost reduction & best metrology, now for sales Leading player in the environmental monitoring, Environnement S.A has launched a new generation of eco-designed analyzers. Dedicated to the measurement of pollutants such as O3, CO and SO2 the e-Series analyzers O342e, CO12e and AF22e are QAL1 certified by the German TÜV and approved by ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Free Webinar: REACH RoHS Roundup: An end of Year update on EU Regulatory Policy as it Applies to Products

    While the US presidential election and Brexit have loomed large in recent months, requirements concerning EU substance-related legislation have continued to progress. This webinar will review the latest developments including:  Revisions to the RoHS Directive concerning scope, spare parts, exemptions, global standardisation and timings plus potential new substance restrictions under ...


    By Compliance and Risks

  • Intertek Acquires RDC Environment, European Center of Expertise for Environmental Impact Solutions

    Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, announces its acquisition of Brussels-based RDC Environment, which specializes in environmental impact measurement, life cycle analysis (LCA), carbon footprinting, eco-labeling, greenhouse gas inventory and energy auditing for consumer products companies, and water and waste management ...


    By RDC Environment

  • Demystifying the dis-domestication of consumer products

    Prolonging the lifespan of products is vital in order to decouple economic success from environmental impact, according to Marie Hebrok of the National Institute for Consumer Research (SIFO) in Oslo, Norway. Writing in the Journal of Design Research she is developing a theory of dis-domestication of products that should help inform designers and manufacturers as to the social perspective on how ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Developing sustainable lighting using eco-design tools

    By using design tools to increase sustainability at every stage of production, researchers have developed a new eco-light. The light, which uses low wattage LEDs and recycled plastic, has a substantially lower environmental impact than the traditional equivalent LED lights. Lighting accounts for a large amount of Europe’s electricity consumption1. In addition to environmental impacts from ...

  • LG washing machines world’s first certified for new Ul ‘Water Footprint Inventory’

    Breaking new ground in environmental sustainability for home appliances, washing machines from LG Electronics are the first in the world to be certified for the new Water Footprint Inventory being launched by UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories). The new certification reflects the commitment by LG, as a responsible ...


    By LG Electronics

  • The benefits of greening the supply chain

    Green supply chain management (GSCM) is a holistic approach to improving environmental performance along the supply chain. A new study by Italian researchers on over 4000 manufacturing facilities in seven developed countries has indicated that GSCM increases environmental performance. More and more companies and retailers are adopting GSCM. It has also been suggested that it could be used to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Eco-design should consider how users maintain non-electrical products

    The lifetime environmental impacts of non-electrical consumer products, such as clothes, could be cut by over 40% if consumers maintained them in a more environmentally friendly manner, new research suggests. The study found the impacts of eco-designed products fell significantly when user guidelines were included in the eco-design. Eco-design’ is an approach that considers the ...

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