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Press Release - The Extended Product Approach - a pump is not a light bulb - January 2020

Jan 15, 2020

The aim of the EU Eco-Design Directive is to improve the environmental impact of energy-intensive products by optimising their design. Since pumps require a lot of energy, some inevitably fall within scope of this directive.  Better design could significantly reduce their energy consumption. However, considerably more can be achieved if the pump is not viewed in isolation, but as part of the overall system along with its electric motor and controller.

On this basis, Europump, the European pump association, developed (...)