Ecodesign: Review of the methodology (MEErP)
As announced earlier, please be informed that the Commission (DG Enterprise & Industry) has requested a consortium of consultants to carry out a study to update the Methodology for Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP). The consortium is composed of BIO Intelligence Service, the Fraunhofer Institute and the Wuppertal Institute.
In line with the European Resource Efficiency Policy, this study aims to identify how non-energy related aspects could be better taken into account in the MEErP. The final objective is to assess how to improve material efficiency aspcts to create useful eligibility criteria for deciding which products might be subjected to ecodesign measures.
You will find further information on the study website: http://meerp-material.eu/.
The draft timeline for the study is as follows:
- October 2012: Project launch
- February 2013: Draft report
- March/April 2013: Stakeholder meeting
- July 2013: Final report