Material-efficiency ecodesign report and module to the methodology for the ecodesign of energy-related products (MEErP) draft final report
Part 1, material efficiency for ecodesign - Study
The present study assesses the possibility of enhancing material efficiency aspects of the Methodology for Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP), as used in the framework of the Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC). The Methodology (MEErP) is used to identify policy options for reducing the environmental impacts of Energy-related Products (ErP) in Europe. The MEErP was originally published in 2005 and reviewed in 2011, and has been used in more than 40 preparatory studies for Ecodesign of ErP. The objective of this methodology is to support the implementation of any ecodesign requirements.... This project is divided into two parts: Part 1 comprises a study to clarify the implications of material efficiency from the pragmatic perspective of its practical application for ecodesign purposes, and the elaboration of recommendations for the MEErP methodology; and Part 2 consists of an update of the MEErP methodology and its component EcoReport tool, to include the necessary means for better analysing material efficiency in MEErP, and contains: firstly, a guidance document for analysing material efficiency in ErP; secondly, an updated version of the EcoReport Tool; and thirdly, a report of the test of the updated methodology on two case studies. The study presents a list of key material efficiency aspects covering the entire life cycle of ErP. These aspects are used throughout the project as a guide for analysing material efficiency in ErP.