MEErP Methodology summary

The study will follow the MEErP. The Methodology for Ecodesign of Energy-related products (MEErP), as established in 2011 and complemented with material efficiency features in 2013, was developed to allow evaluating whether and to which extent various energy-related products fulfil certain criteria according to Article 15 and Annex I and/or II of the Ecodesign Directive that make them eligible for implementing measures. This methodology requires the contractor to carry out 7 tasks, ranging from product definition to policy scenario analysis.


The tasks in the MEErP entail:

  • Task 1 – Scope (definitions, standards and legislation);
  • Task 2 – Markets (volumes and prices);
  • Task 3 – Users (product demand side);
  • Task 4 – Technologies (product supply side, includes both Best Avalable Technology and Best 
                      Not-Yet Available Technology);
  • Task 5 – Environment & Economics (Base case Life Cycle Assessment & Life Cycle Costing);
  • Task 6 – Design options;
  • Task 7 – Scenarios (Policy, scenario, impact and sensitivity analysis).

Tasks 1 to 4 can be performed in parallel, whereas 5, 6 and 7 are sequential.

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