EPEE, representing the refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pump industry in Europe, supports the principle of setting Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and Energy Labels, regulated in the EU under the Ecodesign Directive and the Energy Labelling Framework Regulation.
Based on over a decade of experience with numerous product groups regulated by this framework, EPEE would like to share with the stakeholder community seven lessons learned, critical success factors and recommendations from an industry perspective in Europe for those countries considering proposing or implementing legislation following the European MEPS model.
One of the conclusions reached is that, notwithstanding their success in many countries, MEPS have shown their limitations. The energy challenge cannot be solved at product level. An integrated approach, looking at both energy supply and demand side measures and taking into account the entire system, will be crucial to reach European and global energy and climate goals.