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About the project

The study is initiated and financed by the European Commission, DG TREN, in their work with the EuP directive (2005/32/EC) and is one of fourteen ongoing studies described at the following link:

Main objective of the study

Directive 2005/32/EC provides for establishing eco-design requirements for energy-using products (EuP). The first step in considering whether and which eco-design requirements should be set for a particular product is a preparatory study looking into the relevant provisions of the Directive and recommending ways to improve the environmental performance of the product. The preparatory study shall provide the necessary information to prepare for the next phases (carried out by the Commission) and in particular the impact assessment, the consultation of the Forum and a draft of possible implementation measures.


The study will follow the VHK methodology (see picture below). The methodology is further described at


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