The Commission of the European Union (EU) has issued a Communication detailing transitional measurement methods to be used to demonstrate compliance with its eco-design requirements for computers and computer servers.
Specific energy efficiency requirements for computers and computer servers are extensively detailed in Commission Regulation No 617/2013, an implementing regulation published in June 2013 under the provisions of the EU’s Eco-Design Directive (2009/125/EC). However, qualified methods of measurements and calculations to assess compliance with these requirements were not detailed in the Regulation, necessitating the identification of transitional measurement methods.
The Communication regarding transitional measurement methods was published in April 2014 in the Official Journal of the European Union. It is expected that these transitional measurement methods will eventually be replaced by harmonized standards. Notice of harmonized standards that can be used to demonstrate compliance will be published in the Official Journal once they have been approved.