A new EU Regulation on external power supplies aimed at making a range of household appliances more energy efficient - from laptops to electric toothbrushes – enters into force as of 1 April 2020 within the context of EU ecodesign measures. As a result, European consumers will be able to save on their household bills, help reach significant EU-wide energy savings and reduce emissions.
Post date: 1 Apr 2020
Background – Why the EU heating stock needs to change
Post date: 20 Mar 2020
The HARP project has launched a survey to understand what motivates customers to switch to a more efficient heating system: is it the prospect of saving money? reducing CO2 emissions? an improved indoor air quality?
Knowing this will help us develop an online application that will motivate as many individuals as possible to retrofit their heating systems, promoting the benefits and advantages that matter most.
Post date: 5 Dec 2019
What is your project about?
The objective of our project is to support the implementation of the new EU energy label system developed by the European Commission. The most important is to ensure the smooth transition from the old label system to the new one. This will be done by developing various information tools for consumers, professional buyers, retailers and suppliers.
What will be the main challenges for you?
Post date: 4 Dec 2019
Reducing energy consumption has a direct positive impact in the form of reduced energy bills, however, when selling the asset, at the moment, there is no evidence that buyers would recognise this value. In-depth research shows that although buildings with A or B energy labels are valued higher in some markets, it is not related to the energy performance of the building but rather an indicator of buyers preference for modern and comfortable building.
Post date: 22 Oct 2019
Concept and Objectives:
Do European consumers pay attention to energy labels when they buy an electric appliance, a car or a house? What information are they looking for? How important is energy consumption in their decisions?
This is what the CONSEED research project aims to find out through surveys and field trials among households and various economic sectors across Europe.
Post date: 25 Jun 2019
On 11 of March, the Commission has today adopted the final format and visual identity of new energy efficiency labels for 6 product groups:
-5 product groups of household appliances with "rescaled" labels: dishwashers; washing machines and washer-driers; refrigerators, including wine storage fridges; lamps; electronic displays, including televisions monitors and digital signage displays.
Post date: 15 Mar 2019
Improving Dwellings by Enhancing Actions on Labelling of the EPBD
Post date: 17 Nov 2017
In 2007, the Effinergie association launched its first label “BBC-Effinergie” for new buildings, requiring a primary energy use of 50kWh/m² per year. The label was very successful and became mandatory for all new buildings under the 2012 Energy Performance regulation (RT2012).
When the RT2012 came into force, Effinergie launched its new label "effinergie +"
The “effinergie +” label requires (among others):
Post date: 22 Sep 2017
On 28 July 2017, the European Commission published a new Regulation setting a framework for energy labelling, simplifying and updating the energy efficiency labelling requirements for products sold in the EU, which were included in the Directive 2010/30/EU.
Post date: 2 Aug 2017