Ahead of a meeting of the Ecodesign Regulatory Committee, on 13 March, CECED Secretary-General Luigi Meli said changes would lead to less efficient products having the same energy label for several months until fully replaced on shop shelves by newer items.
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.
According to CECED
, European household appliances have outgrown the existing energy label.
In order to prove the point, CECED
has announced it will carry out its own market testing programme for refrigerators.
Producers are opposed to the fixing of "unrealistic" collection targets and production fees which they regard as "disproportionate." "To set targets that are impossible to achieve is senseless," according to CECED
, which recalls that whilst the directive lays down the obligation on companies to collect and treat all discarded products, it adds that product fees must reflect reasonable costs of collection, storage and treatment of waste.
expressed dismay at the fact that importers are not required to provide technical documentation proving product conformity to EU requirements.
stresses: "Should this concern not be addressed now, companies will be unable to meet the obligations established by the Directive, regarding the marking of the products they manufacture, the guarantees that are required and the registration of the producers.
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.