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1 Energy Using Products Directive Mark Shayler

2 Why? ? Rising level of electrical waste Shift in legislation Waste disposal and clean-up costs Resource efficiency –One world living –EU three worlds –US six worlds Corporate social responsibility Chemical safety Extension of producer responsibility packaging, WEEE and RoHS Watch out for Batteries!!!

3 Less oil - energy Peak oil Demand to rise 50% by 2030 Transition movement

4 Eco-design of Energy Using Products Framework Directive: A Brief Outline Provides for setting of eco-design requirements which EuPs must fulfil before they can be placed on the market

5 Why? Global climate change Massive growth of energy using products Poor energy efficiency in many products Big gap between best and worst performers Legal drivers - shift from production to lifetime of a product

6 Example Possible Improvements Spotlights –Halogen - 2,000 hrs - 20 W –LED 50,000 hrs - 4 W Fridge freezers - could halve energy use in 20 years according to MTP. Standby - many items in off mode (not standby) use 4 watts. Manufacturers to provide consumers with information on the role that they can play in the sustainable use of that product and the ecological profile of the product.

7 Opportunities to reduce energy use

8 Scope In principle - any energy using products… …except for means of transport Also covers parts which are intended to be incorporated into energy using products.

9 Products which… Represent a significant volume of sales and trade, indicatively more than 200,000 units a year within the Community and have a significant environmental impact and present significant potential for improvement without entailing excessive costs

10 Implementing Measures Issued over next few years. First one (power loss in standby?? in next 12 months) Generic eco-design requirements such as: –emissions to air and water –other forms of pollution –waste generation Specific eco-design requirements will be introduced for selected environmental impacts. –Water use in manufacture –Energy efficiency in use –Water use in use-phase

11 Implementing Measures (2) –The entire life-cycle of the product shall be considered. –The performance of the product, from the perspective of the user, shall not be significantly affected. –There should be no significant negative impact on consumers (i.e. affordability and life-cycle cost) –No significant negative impact on manufacturing competitiveness –Shall not impose any propriety technology on the manufacturer –No excessive administrative burden

12 Full list of product groups Boilers and combi boilers Water heaters PCs and monitors Imaging equipment Consumer electronics (TVs) Stand-by losses Battery chargers and external power supplies Office lighting Public lighting Residential room conditioning Electric motors, water pumps Commercial fridges and freezers Domestic refrigerators and freezers Domestic dishwashers and washers Solid fuel small combustion installations Vacuum cleaners Laundry dryers Complex set-top boxes ? Domestic lighting

13 What could EuP change? –Materials used in products –Energy consumption –Rate of use of consumables (water etc.) –Product design –Product design processes –Purchasing specification –User information –Distribution

14 Actions What categories are you involved with? What is the largest environmental impact of your products? How can you prove this? Can it be reduced? Watch stand-by losses – likely to be first.

15 Legislation Eco-design for Energy using Products Regulations, 2007 Came into force 11 August 2007 Allow for further Implementing Measures for future products Currently covers Boilers, fridges/freezers and ballasts for fluorescent lights Government Department is Defra Enforcement bodies are local trading standards

16 Thank you Mark Shayler eco3 Ltd


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