The discussions on the Commission proposal started in July 2015 and after several meetings in the related working groups and committees, the fourth trilogue meeting on 21 March 2017 an agreement was reached.
The study is carried out by Viegand Maagøe A/S and ARMINES for the European Commission, DG Energy and started in February 2017 and is expected to be finished in medio 2018. It can be expected tha the revision of the Energy Labelling directive will be accounted for too.
In December 2015, the Commission issue standardisation request, Mandate M/543, to CEN, CENELEC and ETSI to develop ecodesign requirements on material efficiency aspects. This mandate was accepted and a joint CEN-CENELEC (CLC) Technical Commission (TC) 10 was founded. This TC is now circulating the proposals for work items.
The application of the 2015/1535/EU (previously Directive 98/34/EC Directive) has also been extended to new standardisation work undertaken by National Standard Bodies (AENOR, AFNOR, DIN, UNI…) at national level. These notifications are registered centrally by the CEN Management Centre and a "Monthly Notifications Register" is circulated in English to the CEN Members and the European Commission. The National Standard Body generally provides the relevant associations with a copy of these updates.
Brussels, 8 March 2017. The European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) and the Eurovent Association have come together to release the third edition of a joint comprehensive FAQ on Ecodesign and Energy labelling requirements for ventilation units. It aims to provide answers to the many questions the market still has concerning EU Regulations 1253/2014 and 1254/2014 to ensure their proper implementation.
The Regulation 765/2008 obliges the Member States to inform the European Commission and the other Member States about the national implementation, the review of past and the announcement of the annual market surveillance activities.
The impression is that both institutions would not favour additional European requirements in the field of buildings. This is motivated by the current political climate with many Member States questioning the European requirements and obligations in many areas.
GPP is a voluntary instrument that can help stimulate a critical mass of demand for more sustainable goods and services. It is mainly used by public authorities but also finds applications in the private sector because of the verifiable criteria for products.
In 2012 it was decided to outsource some of the activities. The Orgalime partnership received the order for collecting and assembling an overview of overall European developments. The latest update is available.