CLASP provides standards and labeling best practice to the European Commission and to Member States for the development and implementation of ecodesign requirements and labeling schemes for a wide range of products. CLASP’s Europe team supports the European Commission’s ambitious policies for ecodesign and energy labeling and provides best practices expertise to policy makers, industry and NGOs.
In the European Union (EU) there is a potential to achieve the EU's energy and climate policy target of saving 147 Mt CO2/year by 2020 through strengthening individual regulations for appliances, equipment and lighting; improving market verification and enforcement; and ensuring global collaboration and harmonization of test standards.
CLASP’s Europe team – utilizing funding from the ClimateWorks Foundation – provides best practices and technical support to the European S&L community in order to increase energy efficiency in Europe in line with the European Union’s broad objective of saving energy by 20 percent by 2020. CLASP’s Europe team supports ambitious policies that capture innovation and technological developments and is committed to collaborating with policy makers, industry and NGOs.
CLASP also collaborates with additional organizations active in European S&L – such as the European Climate Foundation (a ClimateWorks Regional Climate Foundation), the European Environmental Citizens Organization for Standardisation (ECOS), and the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) – to strengthen European S&L expertise.
CLASP’s assistance to the EU S&L community includes best practices information dissemination and technical guidance in support of the development of ambitious product regulations.
Recent accomplishments of the Europe team include significant product specific technical studies and analyses, S&L collaboration projects, proposal development for improved adoption and implementation of policies, and research initiatives on high priority products in support of the EU’s overall energy targets.