The EEPLIANT2 Layman’s Report with the final project results and impacts is now published!

For 30 months (from September 2017 to February 2020), 17 Market Surveillance Authorities (MSAs),1 energy agency from 15 European countries and PROSAFE worked jointly under the Energy Efficiency Compliant Products 2 (EEPLIANT2) Action to improve the compliance of Household Refrigerating Appliances, Network Standby Appliances, and Professional Refrigerating Storage Cabinets with the European Union's energy labelling and eco-design requirements (according to the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC and the Energy labelling Directive 2010/30/EU, repealed in 2017 and replaced by Regulation (EU) 2017/1369).
The project was coordinated by PROSAFE and has received funding from the European Union’s (EU) Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 752591.


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 To mark the end of EEPLIANT2 and to inform the EU consumers about the multiple benefits generated by it, we have prepared and published a Layman’s Report. The report highlights the activities undertaken, the best practices adopted by the participating authorities, the final results of the product inspections and testing, and the real-life contribution of the project as regards the benefits created for the environment, the EU consumers and for ensuring a level-playing field for the industry. In total, EEPLIANT2 checked 393 products and tested 111 models, discovering levels of non-compliance higher than expected across all three product sectors that were inspected. The final results show that the project has generated big impacts that help reduce our environmental footprint in the areas concerned - in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Green transition strategy - and also significant energy savings for the EU consumers.

More precisely, the value of the potential energy saved through increasing market surveillance joint actions far outweighs the cost of the market surveillance campaigns. For example, it is estimated that the EEPLIANT2 domestic refrigeration activity alone would by 2030 result in energy savings of 369 GWh counting to €75.6 million. Conversely, the costs of repeating this activity on a bi-annual basis for the next 10 years would not exceed € 5 million. Find out how EEPLIANT2 made a difference in the Single Market by checking the Layman’s Report of EEPLIANT2.

Learn more about the EEPLIANT2 Joint Action and the follow-up EEPLIANT3 Concerted Action at www.eepliant.


EEPLIANT2 Final Press Release

The EEPLIANT2 Joint Action publishes its Final Press Release showcasing the project’s outputs and results.
Through the joint monitoring, verification and enforcement activities carried out by the Consortium (17 Market Surveillance Authorities, one national agency and PROSAFE) the EU-funded project revealed high levels of non-compliance of the energy efficiency requirements provided by the EU Energy Labelling regulation and Ecodesign directives.
Get in touch with the team for more details and information! Please also follow us on @EEPLIANT.

The Final Press Release is published in: Bulgarian BG Flag ; English  GB ; Finnish Finland Flag French FR ; Latvian LV FLAG ; Lithuanian Lithuania flag

Re-cast of the Energy Efficiency Compliant Products 2018 (EEPLIANT3) Call for Services on Market Data Research


PROSAFE is thankful to all Market Research companies who replied to our call for services for market data. However, while the first EEPLIANT3 call for services on market research gathered some interesting proposals, they were by far exceeding our available budget. Therefore, PROSAFE decided to re-cast the call for services – narrowing down our requirements, without needing to alter post-facto the conditions of the official call, which would go against the validity and the spirit of this procedure. This second Call for Services includes some modifications, mostly regarding the type of the data needed.

All companies that already submitted a reply to the initial call for services are encouraged to apply again, with updated proposals!


PROSAFE will be appointing a market research agency to support with market intelligence necessary to deliver the requirements under this Concerted Action. It is essential to gather information regarding market information, market segmentation and market trends, in order to sample relevant products and to assess the amount of energy savings lost by underperforming products.

The individual work packages (WPs) in this Concerted Action that will require market research data will address:

  • WP6 New challenges and emerging issues - one product type TBC;
  • WP7 Air conditioners (single/double duct and split air conditioning units);
  • WP8 Tumble dryers;
  • WP9 Water heaters and storage (to include fossil fuel boilers, electric boilers, heat pump boilers, solar boilers, storage tanks);
  • WP11 Lighting products;
  • WP12 Local space heaters (domestic and commercial models).

Criteria and requirements of this Re-cast of the Call for Services can be found in the official call and in the general conditions.

Quotations shall be emailed to the PROSAFE Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 25 March 2020 17:00 o’clock CET. Quotations received after the deadline will be disregarded.



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