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The Ecodesign directive (2009) and the Energy Label regulation (2017) are the two main EU-wide mandatory policy instruments deployed in the EU for reducing the environmental impacts of products throughout their entire life cycles. In recent years, the European Commission, has implemented Ecodesign and EU Energy Labelling requirements for a wide range of products.

This website provides information about the Ecodesign/EU Energy Label Preparatory Study on the group 'high-pressure cleaners'. This product group is referred to in the Ecodesign Working Plan 2016-2019. The project is being carried out for the European Commission's Directorate General for the Environment (DG Environment) by Directorate B - Growth and Innovation of the European Commission´s Joint Research Centre (JRC Directorate B).

The Ecodesign/ Energy Labelling Preparatory Study will consist of a comprehensive analysis of high-pressure cleaners, conducted following the Methodology for the Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP). The JRC Directorate B will undertake independent, neutral, science-based research, involving stakeholder experts through a structured stakeholder working group process. The project will include the collection, processing, analysis and production of environmental, economic and technical information, conducted with additional technical support from a small consortium of independent consultants (Viegand Maagøe and Intertek)

Based on this evidence, the JRC Directorate B will support DG Environment in the subsequent stages of the decision-making process regarding the evaluation of suitable policy options for this product group.

Stakeholder involvement is a crucial part of this study. During the project, continuous and wide consultation is foreseen with experts and stakeholders representing manufacturers, supply chain industry, consumer organizations, academia, and NGOs, as well as Member State representatives.

The active participation of stakeholders, and your feedback and comments during the project are very welcome and appreciated. If you would like to be involved in the consultation process, you are invited to register as a stakeholder through this website and participate through BATIS.

Once registered, you will be regularly informed about the progress of the project, including consultations, meetings and events as well as preliminary findings. on draft documents, and respond to questionnaires. For any administrative queries, please use the dedicated mailbox.


As the science and knowledge service of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.