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Appliance Testing for Washing Machines Energy Label and Ecodesign Evaluation (ATLETE II)

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Energy labels and ecodesign requirements are crucial drivers for market transformation of end-uses, orienting consumers’ choice towards more efficient appliances and phasing-out the least efficient ones. Consumers should be sure that the products found on the market comply with the legislative provision. The goals of ATLETE II are to check the pan-EU compliance of washing machines to the energy labelling and eco-design requirements using the new measurement method and to improve the capability of testing laboratories in using the new harmonised standard, while contemporarily support the co-operation among national Authorities for an effective market control. ATLETE II will build upon experience and procedures developed within the previous ATLETE project, to be adapted to the second most important appliance installed in European household and validated through a field word. ATLETE II will carry out for the first time in the EU the laboratory testing of a product under the new Energy Labelling by applying also a new measurement method. The aim of ATLETE II is to work closely with Market Surveillance Authorities, sharing and discussing test results and experience.


  • Identification examples of effective enforcement of existing labelling/ecodesign legislation and national market surveillance.
  • Analysis of feasibility and affordability of verification compliance testing for Energy labelling and Eco-design requirements.
  • Upgrade and sharing of an effective procedure for the verification of the manufacturers' labelling/eco-design declaration including a methodology for the selection of laboratories and appliance models selection.
  • Provision to the European Commission and Member States of results of pan-European testing on a large number of the second most important household appliance: washing machines.

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Institute for Studies of the Integration of Systems
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Stefano Faberi
+39 06 3212655
Stefano Faberi
+39 06 3212655


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01/05/2012 to 31/10/2014
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