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Establishing and strengthening of the conformity assessment bodies for the implementation of energy labeling and eco-design directives

  • Published on February 21, 2022

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the establishment of legislative and institutional capacities in line with the EU regulation on Energy Labeling and Eco-design of products.

Energy Efficiency (EE) is nowadays one of the most important policies tackling the climate changes issue and sustainable growth as well. This is recognized in the EU through the so-called Energy Efficiency First principle, which recognizes that the biggest domestic energy source is energy efficiency. Setting the demanding targets for EE for the period until 2030, and after, should establish the path for sustainable energy production and consumption.

In achieving ambitious goals, inevitable are requirements for products in mass consumer use, which influence much final energy consumption. In accordance with that EU introduced technical regulation requirements, addressing the energy-related products, to decrease needs on energy demand side. In achieving these goals, the EU has introduced requirements in technical regulations for products in mass consumer use, which influence much final energy consumption, in order to reduce energy consumption.

Eco-design directive (2009/125/EC) pushes the producer side to implement new and creative solutions in the designing phase and to produce products with minimal influence on the environment. The requirements mostly target decreasing energy consumption through the whole life cycle of the products, as well as reducing the emission of pollutants into the air and water, noise, and the existence of spare parts.

Energy Labeling Regulation ((EU) 2017/1369, from another side of the production-consumption spectra, targets final consumers to buy and use efficient products, based on the information presented on the energy label.

Both regulations, together, aim to improve the situation on the market of energy-related products. The goal is to create a market of high energy-efficient products per acceptable prices, and to decrease as much as it is possible negative impacts of energy consumption on the environment.

This project should contribute to full transposition and implementation of listed regulations in Serbia. Besides obvious effects in reducing energy consumption, Serbia will reach to comply with the energy efficiency regulations, and the same obligation for producers, suppliers, and traders will be prescribed in Serbia as in the EU.

Impacts of the Project are going to be monitored through the percentage of non-compliant products on the market. 

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