Improving European Union ecodesign standardization

C. Jagu     Gimélec, Paris, France


During the past decade, the European Union (EU) adopted a standardization policy regarding ecodesign mainly focused on the use of energy through directive on ecodesign of energy-using products implementation and its simplified life cycle assessment methodology.

Today this policy is evolving, with the enlargement of the directive to all energy-related products and the review of the methodology for environmental assessment used according to the directive. Standardization remains a key tool for measuring and demonstrating energy efficiency improvement.

Other European initiatives impact on and may overlap with its application: Resource efficiency initiative, ...

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