This statement was released June 21, 2012 at a Brussels conference with the Coolproducts coalition. The companies called on the European Commission to speed up the ecodesign regulations and to make them more effective.
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According to a study conducted by Ecofy´s ¨The Ecodesign Directive aims at reducing the environmental impact of a number of products sold in the EU,with emphasis on their energy consumption. The Directive covers most energy-using products (domestic appliances but also commercial and industrial equipment), covering products responsible for as much as 80% and 60% of the EU’s electricity and heat consumption, respectively.¨