The Methodology for Ecodesign was developed to allow investigating whether and which ecodesign requirements are appropriate for products under the Ecodesign Directive.
In accordance with Annexes 1 and 2 of the Ecodesign Directive, the methodology allows investigating all stages of the life cycle of the products, all environmental aspects as well as technical and economic issues.
The Methodology for the Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP) is based on a study reviewing the effectiveness and extending the first methodology (MEEuP) from energy-using to energy-related products. The methodology has been endorsed by the Ecodesign Consultation Forum of 20 January 2012, and will be used by the Commission as the basis for studies from this point onwards to prepare draft implementing measures.
In November 2012 the Commission has launched a study "Technical assistance for a material-efficiency Ecodesign Report and Module to the Methodology for the Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP)". The objective of the study is to clarify the implications of 'material or resource efficiency' for a practical application for ecodesign purposes, and to propose a way forward to better address non-energy related aspects and to improve material efficiency in MEErP. Link project website: http://meerp-material.eu/