European Commission


This study on pumps will prepare further and/or more advanced ecodesign and/or energy labelling requirements. This study reviews and builds upon Commission regulation (EU) No 547/2012 and the preparatory studies on “Lot 28 waste water pumps” and “Lot 29 other pumps” and follow the MEErP.

The aim is to propose a new regulatory measure replacing the existing regulation 547/2012 with a revised one also incorporating Lot 28 and Lot 29 and incorporating, if possible, an extended product approach. Extended product approach includes the extended product being pump, power drive system and controls.

Specific study tasks include:

  • Review of Regulation 547/2012
  • Update and extension, if necessary, of Lot 28 and Lot 29 studies
  • Assessment of incorporating an extended product approach into a new measure replacing 547/2012
  • Develop a study report following MEErP for the review of Regulation 547/2012 enabling the Commission services to propose a new regulatory measure under the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directive planned to replace Regulation 547/2012
  • Provide technical assistance to the Commission services

The study also includes the development of a technology roadmap to show previous technological innovations, current product technologies, general technological trends, best available technologies (BAT) and a more detailed focus on best not yet available technology (BNAT).

The technology roadmap should give the Commission the basis to develop a strategy on future effective support under the EU research framework programme, Horizon 2020, to foster the development and production of energy efficient, novel technologies within EU.

The Ecodesign Directive

Sustainable industrial policy aims in particular at developing a policy to foster environmental and energy efficient products in the internal market. The Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC [link] is the cornerstone of this approach.

It establishes a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products with the aim of ensuring the free movement of those products within the internal market. Directive 2009/125/EC repealed the original Directive 2005/32/EC for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-using products.

It prevents disparate national legislations on the environmental performance of these products from becoming obstacles to the intra-EU trade and contributes to sustainable development by increasing energy efficiency and the level of protection of the environment, taking into account the whole life cycle cost.

The Ecodesign directive itself does not set binding requirements on products: it provides a framework (rules and criteria) for setting such requirements through implementing measures. It is also possible to introduce information requirements for components and sub-assemblies. The Commission prepares implementing measures only for products which have significant sales and trade in the EU, a significant environmental impact and potential for improvement. Product groups are identified following the procedure described in Article 16.

The Energy labelling Directive

The study may also be used as supporting analysis for the preparation of energy labels in accordance with Directive 2010/30/EC8, recital (7) and Article 10(3).