The Ecodesign Directive (Directive 2009/125/EC) establishes a framework for the setting of Community ecodesign requirements for energy-related products with the aim of ensuring the free movement of such products within the internal market.

In order to prepare draft implementing measures for these products the European Commission shall make a series of analyses and assessments, which are being called Preparatory Studies. The methodology of these studies is described in the Methodology for Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP).

The MEErP Methodology consists of 7 Tasks, whereas Task 1 to 4 have a clear focus on data retrieval and initial analysis and Task 5 to 7 have a clear focus on modeling. It is prescribed that Task 1 to 4 can be performed in parallel and Task 5 to 7 sequential.

MEErP Overview

* BAT = Best Available Technology, BNAT = Best Not (yet) Available Technology
** LCA = Life Cycle Assessment, LCC = Life Cycle Cost

Detailed information on the tasks is available in the report on theMethodology for Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP).