This project aims at elaborating preparatory studies and related technical assistance on specific product groups and is part of the Framework Contract ENER/C3/2012-418 "Lot 1" (250305) which belongs to the Ecodesign work program. Therefore the Methodology for Energy-Related Products (MEErP) for preparatory studies in the context of the Ecodesign and Energy labelling Directives is used. The technical assistance to the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission (DG ENER) consists in analysing significant amounts of data as well as reviewing and adapting them according to the existing directives. These result from complex technical, environmental, economic, legal and social aspects when preparing and adopting new implementing measures as well as reviewing existing Ecodesign and Energy Labelling regulations.
Together with VITO (The Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Belgium) and VHK (Van Holsteijn en Kemna BV, The Netherlands), the Wuppertal Institute contributes to the consultancy for the DG ENER in the context of the product group "Household Refrigerators & Freezers" (ENER Lot 13).