What is EEPLIANT2?
The EEPLIANT2 Action has started in September 2017 and will last for 30 months. Its key objective is to help deliver the intended economic and environment benefits of the EU Energy Labelling and Ecodesign Directives by increasing the rates of compliance with their energy efficiency requirements.
This will be achieved through the joint monitoring, verification and enforcement activities of 18 Market Surveillance Authorities and a national agency. The action will have a transnational impact across the EU Single Market.
The project is coordinated by PROSAFE and funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 framework. The following countries are represented within the project: Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, and Sweden.
Project participants review and test energy performance of household refrigeration appliances, professional refrigeration products, and the energy consumption resulting from appliances on network standby. Products are being sampled from the market following a risk-based approach. In case of any noncompliance found, the market surveillance authorities will take appropriate enforcement action on their own markets.
EEPLIANT2 has been designed not only to assist authorities in verifying energy consumption of hundreds of specific products found on the EU market, but also to facilitate the cooperation with other stakeholders, such as industry associations, in achieving higher level of awareness and higher rates of overall product compliance with the EU legislation requirements.
The Consortium (17 MSAs, a national energy agency and PROSAFE) will design, carry out and evaluate coordinated market surveillance actions across 3 different product sectors over the next 2 years. It will deliver a higher level of surveillance activities that go beyond testing and will target products that represent the highest energy saving potential. The consortium will work closely with other non-participating MSAs across the EEA through its liaison with the Energy Labelling and the Ecodesign ADCOs. Additionally, the Consortium will work together with an Advisory Board comprising of business, consumer and environmental NGOs to draw on their knowledge and experience and to communicate through them with all stakeholders about the progress and results of the project.
This project builds upon the work of EEPLIANT2014 that had measured the energy consumption of LED lamps, heaters and printers and verified their compliance against the energy efficiency related requirements.