The Preparatory Study has now been completed and the final report can be found here. It consists of the following tasks, followed in accordance with the Methodology for the Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP) developed by the European Commission:
In addition, sub-tasks were carried out in support of the analysis of the potential for an EU Ecolabel and Green Public Procurement criteria for the product group. These include analysis of environmental and other issues (e.g. health performance, CSR), the improvement potential of using these voluntary instruments, and tests and standards to support their verification.
An impact assessment study is currently under preparation.
Stakeholder involvement is a crucial part of this study, particularly in support of data collection and analysis. Stakeholder contact is to be organised through a structured technical working group process. Three stakeholder meetings in Brussels are foreseen during 2018/2019.