Methodology

This preparatory study focuses on solid fuel small combustion installations and aims to recommend ways to improve the environmental performance of these products. It will constitute the first step in considering whether and which eco-design requirements should be set for these devices.

This study will include an analysis of the relevant products (to be identified during the scope definition of the study) over their whole life cycle from different perspectives: market analysis, consumer behaviour, best available technologies, and improvement potential in terms of improving energy efficiency and reducing environmental impacts.

This study will follow a methodology common to all the EuP preparatory studies: Methodology for Eco-design of Energy-using Products (MEEuP). An overview of the 8 task structure of the study is presented in the following figure.

The project implementation includes a wide consultancy and cooperation with industry federations and representatives as well as other interested stakeholders. The close cooperation with all relevant stakeholders is the basis to having access to relevant data and technological developments as well as having a thorough feedback on project findings in an early stage.

An efficient exchange of such information is ensured through this website and stakeholders meetings organised during the course of the study.

For further details on the methodology, see the MEEuP final report.