Review study of ecodesign and energy labelling for water heaters and tanks
Following Article 7 of Commission Regulation (EU) No 814/2013 and Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 812/2013, the regulations shall be reviewed in the light of
technological progress. To this end the study team will update the existing preparatory study according to the MEErP methodology, including :
For the ecodesign regulation the review involves in particular the assessment of:
For the Energy labelling regulation, the review involves in particular the assessment of:
As appropriate, the study team shall also provide general technical assistance to the Commission regarding the subject matter.
The study started in June 2017 and is expected to finish in 2019. The list below gives an indicative timeline for the coming tasks. The timeline is subject to change and may be updated during the course of the study.
|June 2017||Launch of study|
|July 2017||Launch of study website|
|January 2018||1st Stakeholder meeting|
|Dates have been updated 20 Dec 2018|
March 2019 (or sooner, if available)
|Draft final reports|
(to be confirmed)
|2nd Stakeholder meeting|
(to be confirmed)
|Final report (Task 1 – 7)|
Those who have registered through this website will be informed of website updates, meetings and availability of documents.
Any stakeholder meeting is subject to confirmation of room availability at the European Commission.
Please do not make your travel arrangement before receiving the final agenda about 4 weeks prior to the meeting.
This study is conducted using the Methodology for Ecodesign of Energy-using products (MEErP) as established in 2011. This methodology was developed to allow evaluating whether and to which extent various energy-related products fulfil certain criteria according to Article 15 and Annex I and/or II of the Ecodesign Directive that make them eligible for implementing measures.
The methodology requires the contractor to carry out 7 tasks, ranging from product definition to policy scenario analysis.
The tasks in the MEErP entail:
Tasks 1 to 4 can be performed in parallel, whereas 5, 6 and 7 are sequential. Task 0 or a Quick-scan is optional to Task 1 for the case of large or inhomogeneous product groups, where it is recommended to carry out a first product screening. The objective is to re-group or narrow the product scope, as appropriate from an ecodesign point of view, for the subsequent analysis in tasks 2-7.
The European Commission is dedicated in giving stakeholders the opportunity to provide input to this study thereby creating a fully transparent and open process. This website is the main information exchange platform between the study-team, the Commission and the stakeholders.
All documents will be freely available through this website. If you register as stakeholder you will receive notifications on website updates. Furthermore, as stakeholder, you can provide direct feedback to draft reports published on this website and make suggestions for energy-related products. Please note that your comments and suggestions may be made public on this website. You can also provide other non-public comments directly to the study team.