EuP

Most significant eco regulation to date

  This article talks about the implementation of the requirements of European Union regulation 640/2009   Here are the regulation dates for motors (0.75-375 kW) put on the market in the EU: 16 Jun 2011: IE2 min. efficiency.1 Jan 2015: for motors with rated output 7.5-375 kW – IE3 min. OR IE2+VSD.1 Jan 2017: for motors with rated output 0.75-375 ...

LED’s and legislation

Background Light emitting diodes or LEDs are increasingly used for lighting applications and in displays. This trend is due to research into brighter and more energy efficient devices that are able to compete with fluorescent lamps that contain small amounts of mercury. LED lighting is often used in homes, offices and also in vehicles. Several computer manufacturers now offer laptops ...

EuP / energy related products update

The European Parliament has adopted the European Commission’s (EC) proposal to widen the scope of the Eco-design Directive 2005/32/EC to include energy related products. Until now the directive was referred to as the Energy using Products Directive (EuP) that was limited to products that consume energy during use such as boilers, computers, televisions, industrial fans and light bulbs. The scope ...

EuP: Phase 2 announced

With many studies well underway or completed during phase one of the Energy using Products (EuP) Directive up to 34 more were listed for possible future consideration. Based on the work by Epta, the Environmental Consultants based in Athens, a “working plan” has been agreed and the European Commission has announced that 17 more studies will be carried out in ...

EuP – Standby & Off Mode Review

The European Commission has published details of eco-design requirements in respect of the standby and off mode power consumption of electrical and electronic household and office equipment.

ECO Design / EuP moving forward

As the European Commission (EC) announce details of their seventh consultation forum around the ECO design of Energy using Products (EuP) Directive (May 28th in Brussels) we take a look at their overview of this important directive. The emphasis is very much on the design stage of a product and, estimates a couple of years ago, anticipate potential energy savings ...

EcoDesign Directive – the next 3 years

Article 16 of the Eco-design of Energy using Products (EuP) Directive calls on the European Commission to establish a working plan which will set out a list of indicative products that will be considered as priority candidates for implementing measures over a 3 year period. At the outset there were more than 600 EuPs that fell within the scope of ...