The ATLETE 2 project brings together eleven project partners from four European countries

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ISIS - Istituto di Studi per l'Integrazione dei Sistemi (  is an Italian private research and consultancy firm supporting public and private policy makers in the formulation, monitoring and evaluation of energy, transport and environmental policies and decisions. It was established in 1971, and has since been developing and applying decision support methods and tools, and providing services to international organisations (European Commission, European Investment Bank, World Bank and Food and Agriculture Organisation), national and local public authorities and to the industry. With a full time staff of 20 professionals, ISIS is a major player in the EU energy research arena, having coordinated several important projects and participated in many others in FP4, FP5, FP6, FP7 and IEE programmes.

ISIS has undertaken research in the international projects dealing in particular with energy saving in sectors such as households, industry, transport, and tertiary. A special expertise has been accrued in assessing the environmental and social costs of energy production and consumption. The services provided by ISIS cover the following areas: i) Support to the definition of policies and strategies for energy saving and rational use of energy (i.e. project MURE) ii) Assessment of environmental, economic and social impacts from the production and use of energy (i.e. project NEEDS) iii) Energy efficiency and eco-labelling of household appliances (i.e. project Atlete, Ecodesign Studies lots 12 & 13, several consultancies and studies for CECED) iiii) Strategic analysis of Energy policies (i.e. project RESHARE, E-GRIDS)


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ENEA is the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development ( Pursuant to art. 37 of Law no. 99 of July 23rd, 2009, the Agency’s activities are targeted to research, innovation technology and advanced services in the fields of energy, especially nuclear. ENEA performs research activities and provides agency services in support to public administrations, public and private enterprises, and citizens. It is the largest research, development and dissemination body in Italy in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Approximately 500 technicians and scientists are employed in that activity with an annual budget of more than 60 million EURO. ENEA is also the main technical support of the Italian governmental and local institutions (as, i.e., the industry and environment Ministries, and Regional councils) for the energy/environmental themes and relevant policy planning. Beyond its research activities, ENEA is currently involved in the Government efforts to comply with climate change objects, in demand side policy actions and in technical studies for the revision of energy policy measures (energy efficiency/ecodesign requirements and energy labelling schemes) for energy-related products. Main ENEA actions in dissemination of energy efficient labelled products and technologies in the private/public sectors are:

Thematic Publications on end-used and household appliances: from the consumers' point of view, ENEA published and upgraded regularly several booklets within its "Sustainable Development" series in which the energy labels are described in detail and advice is given to consumers on how to buy an efficient appliance and how to use it at best. In addition, the “Energy and Environment Report” is published annually, with a chapter dealing with energy consumption in domestic/tertiary sector.

The Unit participating in the project (the Technical Unit for energy Efficiency) also: possesses an extensive experience of IEE and former SAVE Programme projects for the definition and dissemination of the labelling scheme of major products, for the dissemination of green public procurement and for the market compliance assessment;

ENEA is member of the Italian delegation of the ECESB (European Commission Energy Star) and of the Regulatory Committee of the ecodesign directive 2009/125/EC and of the Committee of the labelling directive 2010/30/EC.

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SEVEn, The Energy Efficiency Center, Prague (, is a not-for-profit consultancy company that has been operating in the Czech Republic since 1990. SEVEn´s mission is to protect the environment and support economic development by encouraging more efficient use of energy. SEVEn focuses on business development and economic and efficient energy use consultancy services. When solving the issues of projects, SEVEn uses its extensive knowledge of the transforming Central European economics together with the experience and approach of Western European countries and the USA.

 In the area of lighting, household appliances and energy labels, SEVEn has been active in the promotion of energy efficient light sources efficiency aspects of proper usage since the early stages of the CFL market penetration in the Czech Republic.

Among other initiatives it established a national information and database Internet portal (Efficient originally as a part of the PADE project (Pan European Database of Energy Efficient Appliances) supported by the EU. Its purpose was to provide Czech consumers with the wide information base on the energy demand and other important operational parameters of the white goods sold on the domestic market and about labelling and energy efficiency in general. The internet site is still running and promoted actively under the further projects of SEVEn on this topic, including lighting sources.

SEVEn has coordinated the New GreenLight project, focused on the promotion of the GreenLight programme in the region of Central Europe. It also served as co-beneficiary of the Enerlin project, where it focused on the promotion of quality CFLs towards the consumers.

SEVEn was also managing the ELI – Efficient Lighting Initiative which was a four-year international project headed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and financed by the Global Environment Fund (GEF).


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In 1958, CECED was founded as the European Association of National Associations. Over the past 50 years it has undergone a number of transformations to become even more effective. A permanent Brussels office was established in 1997 to better represent its members vis-à-vis the European Communities institutions. Direct membership for individual household appliance companies was also introduced that year.

CECED represents the European Industry of domestic appliance manufacturers. The industry directly employs 200.000 people and has a yearly turnover of about 40 billion Euro. CECED Direct Member companies produce the following products:

  • large household appliances (including refrigerators & freezers, dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers, ranges & ovens, hoods);
  • small household appliances (covering a wide range of products from shavers to vacuum cleaners); 
  • heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment, mainly for residential use.

CECED represents an innovative industry. Examples of current areas of innovation are interactivity with electronic communication technology and improving performance while reducing power and, where relevant, water consumption. CECED's successful Energy & Environment project shows how reduced environmental impact can be coupled to enhanced product performance.

CECED's main objective is to represent and defend European Industry interests. The Association acts as a partner in dialogue with the EU's political and regulatory institutions and also interacts with the press and media, non-governmental organisations representing a range of different interests (including consumers and environmental groups) and other interested parties. CECED provides a forum for the industry to reach consensus on issues of common interest such as product/process standardisation and regulatory initiatives.


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The French Environment and Energy Management Agency, ADEME (, is a public agency under the joint authority of the Ministry for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Sea, in charge of Green Technologies and Climate Change negotiations (MEEDDM) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The agency is active in the implementation of public policy in the areas of the environment, energy and sustainable development.

ADEME provides expertise and advisory services to businesses, local authorities and communities, government bodies and the public at large, to enable them to establish and consolidate their environmental action. As part of this work the agency helps finance projects, from research to implementation, in the areas of waste management, soil conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy, air quality and noise abatement.


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ECOS ( is the “technical bureau” of European environmental NGOs (ENGOs). It was founded to represent them in the standardisation process and, since 2007, has been coordinating the ENGO-input to the Ecodesign process. It is a European umbrella organisation with member organisations at European and national level (in EU and EFTA countries). ECOS is an associate member of CEN, the European Committee for Standardization and a co-operating partner of CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization. It contributes to their work with technical experts and is the only environmental organisation worldwide working to such a degree of detail and on such a wide number of issues on standardisation.


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The Austrian Energy Agency ( was founded in 1977 as a non-profit-making scientific association. Its General Assembly comprises some of the most distinguished representatives of the Austrian Energy Sector. In 2011, the Austrian Energy Agency counted among its approximately 50 members the federal government, eight out of the nine federal provinces (Bundesländer), important enterprises from the fields of energy industry and energy engineering, banks, interest groups, scientific organisations, energy agencies and consulting companies. This diversified structure is an essential prerequisite for independence and at the same time guarantees a good balance between theoretical scientific background and practical approach.

Main purpose and goal of the Austrian Energy Agency is to develop, support and implement measures, that aim at a sustainable supply and use of energy. Among the items to be supported are innovative energy technologies (ET), energy-efficient systems (EE), and renewable energy sources (RES). In addition, the Agency participates and co-operates within projects and networks on national, EU and international levels to promote ET, EE and RES in cooperation with other institutions.

The Austrian Energy Agency employs a staff of about 70 people, including secretarial support. The expertise of the staff members ranges across the technical, ecological, economic, statistical and social science disciplines.


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University of Bonn (, Section Appliance and Household Technology has been active since decades in accessing the consumption and performance of appliances and has contributed to relevant parts for the present energy labeling (brick-test for ovens, participation in EuP Lot 13 and 14). Recently European round robin tests for dishwashers and ovens where coordinated and evaluated.

Additionally, University of Bonn, Section Appliance and Household Technology, has intensive experience in conducting consumer surveys at local, national and international level.


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The Swedish Energy Agency ( is the national authority for energy policy issues. The Agency’s headquarters are in Eskilstuna and it has around 300 employees. The overall mission of the Agency is to promote the development of Sweden’s energy system so that it will become ecologically and economically sustainable.

The Agency works in a number of different fields. The Energy Efficiency Department works with issues relating to energy efficiency improvements in housing, commercial premises, industry, public sector, and in products. The Energy Technology Department runs the Swedish Energy Research Programme. The System Analysis Department aims to increase knowledge about the energy system in order to provide the foundation for an appropriate energy and climate policy.

The Swedish Energy Agency has authority tasks within a number of fields, e.g. the green certificate system, the programme for energy efficiency in energy intensive industries and municipal energy planning. The Agency is also appointed as the Swedish national MSA for the energy labelling and the ecodesign regulations, and therefore responsible for carrying out market surveillance activities according to these directives.


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ECEEE ( is a non-profit, membership-based European NGO and it is the only European  environmental NGO that focuses solely on energy efficiency. ECEEE invites organisations and individuals to become members and currently around 80  organisations and several hundred individuals are members. The goal of eceee is to stimulate energy efficiency through information exchange and co-operation, and to promote the understanding and application of energy  efficiency in the energy research, policy and commercial organisations. Much of  this achieved through network building. ECEEE has a particular strength in the areas of ecodesign and labelling, buildings energy efficiency and general energy  efficiency policy issues. eceee is well known for organising its biennial Summer Study, which has become

Europe’s prime cross-cutting energy efficiency event. The Summer STiudy has been arranged every two years since 1993 and has now grown to attract about 400 energy  efficiency experts from the policy making fields, NGOs, industry, consulting  companies, energy companies and academia and research.

ECEEE also arranges workshops and seminars on targeted areas. It distributes an  energy efficiency newsletter to about 2000 participants and has more than 4500  people in its network. Within this broad network topical reports and announcements are shared. The eceee web site is Europe's prime web based resource for energy efficiency, and receives more than 20.000 visits and has about 10.000 unique visitors every month.


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International Consumer Research & Testing – ICRT ( is an international consortium of more than 45 independent consumer organisations world-wide that carry out joint research and comparative testing in the consumer interest. ICRT does not carry out tests, but commissions them at established laboratories. These tests are paid for and published by the member organisations and are their responsibility. One of the core topics is an international continuous test on washing machines of over 200 models per year that are published in more than 20 countries.  All major member organisations have technical experts for market research as well as testing washing machines, evaluating the results and publishing them in magazines and website.