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EuP Page

The Energy Using Products Directive (EuP) will have a major impact on industry and for this reason this EuP page has been added to the seeba website. It will cover the developments within Europe and as it gets implemented within the individual member states it will cover this as well. The full text of the legislation can be seen on the Europa Website along with a lot of background information. Slide presentations covering the EuP can also be found in the Resource Centre

On the 21st November 2006 the Commission services held a workshop to inform stakeholders and Member States representatives on the implementation of the Ecodesign of EuPs directive. Copies of the summary presentations are as follows:

In preparing for the EuP the EU Commission has set in motion a number of activities. They are:

  • Eco-design of EuP methodology study: This has now been completed by VHK and the proposed methodology is based on a simplified life cycle annalysis where standardised data is used for each part of the life cycle. Details of the IVK study can be found on their website at http://www.vhk.nl/downloads.htm
  • Mandate for programming standardisation work M 341 - EN: This work is being carried out by CENELEC to look at what standards are required to support the EuP.
  • Preparatory Study Groups: A number of study groups have been set up to look at the first products to be covered by implementation measures under the EuP. These are:
    • Boilers and combi-boilers (gas/oil/electric)
    • Water heaters (gas/oil/electric)
    • Personal Computers (desktops & laptops) and computer monitors
    • Imaging equipment: copiers, faxes, printers, scanners, multifunctional devices
    • Consumer electronics: televisions
    • Standby and off-mode losses of EuPs
    • Battery chargers and external power supplies
    • Office lighting
    • (Public) street lighting
    • Residential room conditioning appliances (airco and ventilation)
    • Electric motors 1-150 kW, water pumps (commercial buildings, drinking water, food, agriculture), circulators in buildings, ventilation fans (nonresidential)
    • Commercial refrigerators and freezers, including chillers, display cabinets and vending machines
    • Domestic refrigerators and freezers
    • Domestic dishwashers and washing machines

    During 2007 the following new preparatory study groups will be kicked off:

    • Solid fuel small combustion installations
    • Laundry driers
    • Vacuum cleaners
    • Simple Set-top boxes kicked off February 2007
    • Complex Set-top boxes for pay content
    • Domestic lighting

 

The stages followed by each of the study groups is shown below:

plan

 

Update on the Preparatory Study Groups

LOT 1: Boilers and combi-boilers (gas/electric)

The study group is being led by VHK and has the following timing plan:

  • February 2006: Start of study
  • April 2006: Presentations to stakeholders
  • May 2006: First meeting of stakeholder experts
  • October 2006: First draft interim report
  • June-August 2007: Final draft report
  • November 2007: Last date for approval of report by EU Commission.

The environmental analysis approach being taken by the study group is:

  • Cradle to grave: Production, distribution, use, and end-of-life
  • Uses indicators rather than LCA
  • Impact categories given by the EU Commission.
  • Use real data, not empty methodolgy
  • Consistancy with legislation
  • Expert and stakeholder conultation
  • Sub tasks: Data retrieval, analysis, reporting

The progress to date has been:

 

LOT 2: Water heaters (gas/oil/electric)

The study group is being led by VHK and has the same timing plan as above. The progress to date has been:

 

LOT 3: Personal Computers (desktops & laptops) and computer monitors

The study group is being led by IVF. The progress to date has been:

 

LOT 4: Imaging equipment: copiers, faxes, printers, scanners, multifunctional devices

The study group is being led by Fraunhofer IZM and has the following timing plan:

  • 23 February 2006: Project Launch
  • 1 March 2006: First meeting EC
  • 7-8 March and 20-21 March 2006: Meeting with industrial partners, Berlin
  • February 2007: Interim Report
  • August 2007: Draft Report

The progress to date has been:

 

LOT 5: Consumer electronics: televisions

The study group is being led by Fraunhofer IZM and has the following timing plan:

  • 23 February: 2006 Project Launch
  • 1 March 2006: First meeting EC
  • 7-8 March and 20-21 March 2006: Meeting with industrial partners, Berlin
  • November 2006: Interim Report
  • February 2007: Draft Report

The progress to date has been:

 

LOT 6: Standby and off-mode losses of EuPs

The study group is being led by Fraunhofer IZM and has the following timing plan:

  • 23 February: 2006 Project Launch
  • 1 March 2006: First meeting EC
  • 7-8 March and 20-21 March 2006: Meeting with industrial partners, Berlin
  • November 2006: Interim Report
  • February 2007: Draft Report

The progress to date has been:

The Consultation Forum has started working on this Lot, and the following is its progress:

LOT 7: Battery chargers and external power supplies

The study group is being led by Fraunhofer IZM and has the following timing plan:

  • 23 February 2006: Project Launch
  • 1 March 2006: First meeting EC
  • 7-8 March and 20-21 March 2006: Meeting with industrial partners, Berlin
  • August 2006: Interim Report
  • November 2006: Draft Report
  • November/December 2006: Stakeholders Meeting, Paris
  • January 2007: Final report

The progress to date has been:

  • Workshop were held in March as per timing plan
  • A stakeholder meeting will be held in Brussels on the 15th December 2006, Minutes/Slides [Zip 1.34MB]
  • Final Report 23rd January 2007 [PDF]

LOT 8: Office lighting

The study group is being led by VITO and has the following timing plan:

  • 6 June 2006: ELC/CELMA expert meeting Brussels (Sheraton)
  • 15 December 2006: Interim report
  • 15 March 2007: Final report
  • TBD: Meeting and presentation of final report

The progress to date has been: (Registration required to access reports)

LOT 9: (Public) street lighting

The study group is being led by VITO and has the following timing plan:

  • 6 June 2006: ELC/CELMA expert meeting Brussels (Sheraton)
  • January 2007 : Meeting and presentation of final report

The progress to date has been: (Registration required to access reports)

The Consultation Forum has started working on this Lot, and the following is its progress:

LOT 10: Residential room conditioning appliances (airco and ventilation)

The study group is being led by ARMINES (France) and has the following timing plan

  • March 2006 Project Launch
  • 6 April 2006 1st Meeting with EC
  • 8 Sept. 2006 1st Stakeholders Meeting
  • 30 Jan 2007 Task 1 and Task 2 reports. Task 3 and Task 4 draft version
  • 13 Feb. 2007 2nd Stakeholders Meeting (date to be confirmed or delayed on January 30th)
  • Feb. 2007 Interim Report (covering Task 1 - 4)
  • April 2007 Task 3 and Task 4 reports
  • Jul - Aug 2007 Advanced draft reports of Task 5 to Task 8
  • Aug 2007 3rd Stakeholders Meeting
  • September 2007 Draft Final Report October 2007 Final Report

The progress to date has been: (Registration required to access reports)

  • The Kick off meeting was held on 8th September 2006 Minutes
  • Stakeholders meeting 21st May 2007 Minutes
  • 3rd Stakeholders Meeting 23rd October 2007 Minutes  

Room air conditioners

Residential Ventilation

Comfort fans

LOT 11: Electric motors 1-150 kW, water pumps (commercial buildings, drinking water, food, agriculture), circulators in buildings, ventilation fans (nonresidential)

The study group is being led by AEA Technology Environment and has the following timing plan:

  • June 2006: Report 1 (Draft for stages 1-3 and 4-5)
  • 29th June: Stakeholders meeting
  • November 2006: Report 2 (final for stages 1-3, interim for 4-5 and draft for 6-7)
  • December 2006: Stakeholder Meeting 2
  • March 2007: Report 3 (final for stages 4-5 and 6-7, draft for stage 8)
  • March 2007: Stakeholder Meeting 3
  • July 2007: Report 4 (final for stage 8)
  • July-August 2007: Stakeholder Consultation
  • October 2007: Final Report

The progress to date has been:

Electric motors 1-150kW

Water Pumps

Circulators in buildings

Ventilation fans

 

LOT 12: Commercial refrigerators and freezers, including chillers, display cabinets and vending machines

The study group is being led by BIO Intelligence Service and has the following timing plan:

  • 23 February 2006: Project Launch
  • 1 March 2006: First meeting EC
  • End of June 2006: Meeting with industrial partners, Paris
  • February 2007: Interim Report
  • October 2007: Final Report

The progress to date has been:

 

LOT 13: Domestic refrigerators and freezers

The study group is being led by Ecocold and has the following timing plan: (Registration required to access reports)

  • July 2006: Project Launch
  • 28th September 2006: Stakeholder kickoff meeting
  • February 2007: Interim Report
  • September 2007: Final Report

The progress to date has been:

LOT 14: Domestic dishwashers and washing machines

The study group is being led by Ecowet and has the following timing plan: (Registration required to access reports)

  • July 2006: Project Launch
  • 28th September 2006: Stakeholder kickoff meeting
  • February 2007: Interim Report
  • September 2007: Final Report

The progress to date has been: (Registration required to access reports)

  • Meetings 29th October 2006, 5-6th February 2007, 13th April 2007, 1st October 2007
  • Task 1 Documents 20 July 2007
  • Task 2 Documents 6 August 2007
  • Task 3 Documents 13 June 2007
  • Task 4 Documents 6 August 2007
  • Task 5 Documents 13 November 2007
  • Task 6 Documents 11 November 2007
  • Task 7 Documents 25 September 2007

No LOT Number : Simple Converter Boxes for digital television

The study group is being led by MVV Consultring GmbH. Unlike the other studies it was not put out to tender and therefore has no LOT number or documented timing plan.

This study is be completed in a very short time (some reports say within 3 months) because of the potentially large but comparatively transient market for the Simple Set top box product genre under examination.

LOT 15: Solid Fuel Small Combustion Installations

The study group is is being conducted by a consortium led by Bio Intelligence Service (FR), including AEA Technology Energy & Environment (UK) and Institute of Thermal Technology of the Silesian University of Technology (PL)

  • September 2007: Project Launch
  • July 2009: Final Report

LOT 18: Complex Set Top Boxes (with conditional access and/or functions that are always on)

The study group is being led by Bio Intelligence Service (FR), including Fraunhofer IZM (DE).

  • September 2007: Project Launch
  • November 2008: Final Report

LOT 19: Domestic Lighting

The study group is is being led by VITO (http://www.vito.be/) with Biois (http://uk.biois.com) and Energy Piano as partners and Kreios engineering for general support and Laborelec (http://www.laborelec.com/) for reflector lamp measurements as subcontractors.

  • September 2007: Project Launch
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