CECED Publishes Report of Workshop on how to improve testing methods for washing machines and washer-dryers

CECED has produced a report on its recent workshop on how to improve testing methods for washing machines and washer-dryers which took place at the VDE laboratory testing facility in Frankfurt on 3rd November.

CECED has produced a report on its recent workshop on how to improve testing methods for washing machines and washer-dryers which took place at the VDE laboratory testing facility in Frankfurt on 3rd November.


Around fifty participants from across civil society, member states' authorities, industry and the policy making community attended the workshop to discuss and discover more about the constraints and possibilities offered by standardisation to simulate real-life conditions of use in testing methods. These discussions were particularly interesting in the context of the current revision of the ecodesign and energy labelling regulations for washing machines and washer-dryers.

The report underlines notably the various arguments, proposals and ideas presented by all stakeholders to improve current testing methods and ensure good future ecodesign and energy label regulations. The report also reiterates the importance that all stakeholders participate in the standardisation process and provide input to improve the final quality and relevance of standards.

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Annexes to the report
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