News - 2008

EU code of conduct for data centres launched

Posted on 19 November 2008

The EU code of conduct for data centres launched this week by the European Commission provides guidelines, recommendations and examples of best practice which could lead to a reduction in energy consumption by data centres in Europe of up to 20%.

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4th meeting of the EU Regulatory Committee to discuss draft Implementing Measure establishing standards for non-directional household lamps

Posted on 18 November 2008

The Regulatory Committee established by the Ecodesign for Energy Using Products Framework Directive (EuP) will meet for the fourth time on 8th December to discuss a draft Implementing Measure (via an EU Regulation) relating to non-directional household lamps. In advance of this meeting, the European Commission (EC) has circulated the draft Implementing Directive text on Ecodesign requirements for non-directional household lamps.

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9th meeting of the EuP Consultation Forum to discuss domestic washing machines, dishwashers & refrigerating appliances

Posted on 10 November 2008

The European Commission (EC) has announced that the ninth meeting of the Eco-design of Energy-using Products Framework Directive (the EuP Directive) Consultation Forum will take place on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th December in Brussels.

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EU Committee Agrees Implementing Measure Establishing Standards for Battery Chargers and External Power Supply Units

Posted on 31 October 2008

The Regulatory Committee established by the Ecodesign for Energy Using Products Framework Directive (EuP) agreed its fourth Implementing Measure (via an EU Regulation) on 17th October relating to Battery Chargers and External Power Supply Units. The text of this measure can be viewed here

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3rd meeting of the EU Regulatory Committee to discuss draft Implementing Measure Establishing Standards for Battery Chargers and External Power Supply Units

Posted on 13 October 2008

The Regulatory Committee established by the Ecodesign for Energy Using Products Framework Directive (EuP) will meet for the third time on 17th October to discuss a draft Implementing Measure (via an EU Regulation) relating to battery chargers & external power supply units.

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8th meeting of the EuP Consultation Forum to discuss Televisions

Posted on 13 October 2008

The European Commission (EC) has announced that the eighth meeting of the Eco-design of Energy-using Products Framework Directive (the EuP Directive) Consultation Forum will take place on Thursday 16th October.

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EU Committee Agrees Implementing Measure Establishing Standards for Tertiary Lighting

Posted on 13 October 2008

The Regulatory Committee established by the Ecodesign for Energy Using Products Framework Directive (EuP) agreed its third Implementing Measure (via an EU Regulation) on 26th September relating to tertiary lighting (commercial and street lighting). The text of this measure can be viewed here

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EU Committee Agrees Implementing Measure Establishing Standards for Simple Set-top Boxes

Posted on 13 October 2008

The Regulatory Committee established by the Ecodesign for Energy Using Products Framework Directive (EuP) agreed its second Implementing Measure (via an EU Regulation) on 26th September relating to simple set-top boxes. The text of this measure can be viewed here

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EU Committee Agrees Implementing Measure Establishing Standards for Stand-by and Off Mode Losses

Posted on 14 July 2008

The Regulatory Committee established by the Ecodesign for Energy Using Products Framework Directive (EuP) agreed its first Implementing Measure (via an EU Regulation) on 7 July relating to standby and off-mode of household and office equipment. The text of this measure can be viewed here.

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Eco-design of energy using products directive (the EuP Directive) Consultation Forum

Posted on 8 July 2008

The European Commission (EC) has announced that the next meeting of the Eco-design of energy using products directive (the EuP Directive) Consultation Forum will take place on Tuesday 8th July 2008 in Brussels. The Forum will discuss recommendations for possible ecodesign requirements for water heaters.

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