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Dec 2012

Ecodesign Directive: New Working Plan 2012-2014

On 19, Dec 2012 | In News @en | By KuL-Blog

The Working Plan 2012 to 2014 under the Ecodesign Directive has been finalized by the European Commission. Within the new Working Plan, the Commission has identified 12 product groups to be considered between 2012 and 2014 for the adoption of Implementing Measures. The listed products use energy or affect indirectly energy consumption. The new Working Plan prioritizes the following product groups:

• Window products
• Steam boilers (< 50MW) • Power cables • Enterprises servers, data storage and ancillary equipment • Smart appliances/meters • Wine storage appliances (c.f. Ecodesign regulation 643/2009) • Water-related products Additionally, the Commission has published a list of conditional product groups: • Positive displacement pumps • Fractional horse power motors under 200W • Heating controls • Lighting controls/systems • Thermal insulation products for buildings Concerning the conditional product groups, the launch of a preparatory study depends on the outcome of ongoing regulatory processes or reviews.