Project team

This study is carried out by the following institutions:
Fraunhofer ISI

Fraunhofer ISI: The Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI (Germany) analyzes the origins and impacts of innovations. We research the short- and long-term developments of innovation processes and the impacts of new technologies and services on society. On this basis, we are able to provide our clients from industry, politics and science with recommendations for action and perspectives for key decisions. Our expertise is founded on our scientific competence as well as an interdisciplinary and systemic research approach.

Role in the study: Technical Lead for the whole study and Task Leader for: Task 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7



VITO: The Flemish Institute for Technological research (Belgium) is a leading European independent research and technology organisation in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, elaborating solutions for the large societal challenges of today. VITO’s research agenda tackles the major societal challenges we are facing today. VITO focuses on five different research programmes: sustainable chemistry, energy, health, materials management and land use.

Role in the study: Management of the Framework Contract and Task Leader for: Task 2 and 5



ISR University of Coimbra: The ISR-UC Intelligent Energy Systems Group (15 core researchers plus about 20 post-graduate students) main research interests include energy-efficient technologies, renewable energies, and energy planning. Recent work includes the coordination of several European projects on market transformation of electric motors and drives, motor systems including lifts, integrated resource planning in the electricity sector, air conditioning, and large-scale use of biomass for combined heat and power production. It has lead both Motors and Drives Preparatory Studies under the Ecodesign Directive (Lot 11 and Lot30) which resulted in the setting, and updating, of minimum efficiency regulations for electric motors and drives in the European Union. Additionally, ISR has coordinated the largest study on energy-efficient lifts and escalators in Europe, the E4 project for the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme.

Role: Support in all Tasks


Waide Strategic Efficiency

Waide Strategic Efficiency Ltd: Dr Paul Waide of WSE has been engaged in energy labelling and minimum energy performance standards for equipment since the very first EU product studies were launched in 1991. Since WSE was founded in 2012 they have conducted studies on a wide range of product policy and equipment types including: the review of the energy labelling and Ecodesign Directives; Lot 37 on Lighting Systems; Points systems for complex products; Impacts of the EU’s Ecodesign and Energy/Tyre labelling legislation on third jurisdictions; international or EU product studies on the following product types: lighting, water heaters, air conditioners, refrigerators, commercial refrigeration, power cables, building automation and controls, transformers, heat pumps, washing machines, dishwashers, space heating, solar powered off-grid products; the development of international standardisation with ISO, IEC and international product policy regulators; and appraisals of the international product policy process.

Role: Quality Control and Review