According to CECED
, European domesticaappliance manufacturers have spent 15 billion on energy efficiency innovationasince the label took effect in 1995.
The CECED AIS standard defines Echelon's control networking technology platform as one of the technologies for communication among household white goods, such as ovens, washers and dryers.
The development of the CECED AIS standard is a significant win for both appliance manufacturers and consumers," said Anders Axelsson, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for Echelon.
Show organizers Messe Berlin joined with CECED to bring "a different kind of show" to the market, pointing to disappointment in recent years with Cologne's DomoTechnica as a contributor to the decision.
We wanted something different," said Hans Peter Haase, president of CECED, as well as president and chief executive officer of Bosch Appliances.
CECED (European Committee of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances), established 1958 and headquartered in Brussels, includes in its 200-plus membership the 15 largest European producers of large and small electric household appliances, manufacturers of home ventilation, air conditioning and heating equipment, and 26 national industry associations.
Such statements may involve risks and uncertainties, including risks associated with the uncertain market acceptance of home control products by appliance manufacturers and consumers; the risk that appliances that incorporate the CECED AIS standard may not incorporate Echelon's products at all; risks associated with the ability of Echelon's products to perform as designed, including in the areas of energy usage, cost savings and customer service improvements; and other risks identified in Echelon's SEC filings.
For CECED President Magnus Yngen, also CEO of Electrolux Major Appliances Europe, the EU energy label has been a "phenomenal success," but it no longer does its job.
Luigi Meli, director-general of CECED, sees an open-ended scale as avoiding label reclassification as new categories would be added at the top end with the latest most efficient products.
In order to prove the point, CECED
has announced it will carry out its own market testing programme for refrigerators.
expressed dismay at the fact that importers are not required to provide technical documentation proving product conformity to EU requirements.
indeed feels it is essential that all actors on the market - large and small EU manufacturers and traders importing into the EU - face the same requirements.