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Ecodesign is an approach to designing products with special consideration given to the impact on the environment throughout its entire lifecycle. 



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Ecodesign regulates the design and use phase of products by ensuring that products are manufactured to specific environmental technical criteria in order to minimize the environmental impact of the product throughout its lifecycle.

These specific criteria generally focus on power consumption and power management of a product. This can include setting maximum limits on power levels in off and standby modes, and power management requirements such as automatically switching into standby after the shortest possible period of time. 

Ecodesign may go beyond energy efficiency and include significant environmental aspects throughout the entire lifecycle of the product. These environmental aspects may relate to:

  • Raw material selection and use
  • Manufacturing
  • Packaging, transport, and distribution
  • Installation and maintenance
  • Use
  • End-of-life

In the EU, ecodesign regulations require the use of CE Marking and the preparation of a declaration of conformity.

Coverage Included

Our regulatory content in C2P is historically comprehensive with a robust QA process to ensure quality, consistency and accuracy. Below is a high level summary of our coverage for this topic:
  • EU: Ecodesign for Energy Related Products (ErP), Directive 2009/125/EC 
  • EU: Ecodesign Working Plan 2016-2019, Commission Communication, November 2016
  • EU: Ecodesign Requirements for Lighting Products, Regulation (EU) 2019/2020
  • EU: Analysis of Material Efficiency Aspects of Personal Computers Product Group, Technical Report, January 2018
  • Ukraine: Approving Technical Regulation on Ecodesign Requirements for Computers and Computer Servers, Resolution No. 737, 2019
  • EU: Analysis and Development of a Scoring System for Repair and Upgrade of Products, Final Report, September 2019

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