The JRC provides support to the Directive 2009/125/EC on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directive. The aim of the Ecodesign directive is to reduce the environmental impact of products, including the energy consumption throughout their entire life cycle. (See: Energy labelling directive)
JRC support activities include participation in CEN/CENELEC standardisation committees meetings.
As a result of the related research activities, the JRC produces Technical Reports to follow up technologies developments and progress of standardisation mandates. The sectors in focus are: ICT, smart appliances, professional refrigerators and Solid State Lighting.