Anticss
Anti-circumvention of standards for better market surveillance

News archive

June 29th, 2020

Comparison of test results under alternative test methods

The ANTICSS investigation of circumvention includes a comparison with our own alternative test methods, which were specifically prepared to detect possible circumvention efforts. 

June 25th, 2020

ANTICSS presented at CEN-CENELEC working group workshop

ANTICSS presented at CEN-CENELEC working group seminar on circumvention in ecodesign and labelling

June 22nd, 2020

Advisory Board online meeting

Online Advisory Board meeting taking place on 22.6.2020

June 16th, 2020

Presentation at Electronics Goes Green event

ANTICSS to be presented at the Electronics Goes Green event.

June 10th, 2020

Product testing - model selection

Overview of model selection of our current testing efforts:


June 08th, 2020

On-going product testing by ANTICSS

Refrigerators are among the product categories checked to detect possible circumvention, currently being tested in an independent laboratory. 


June 03rd, 2020

TVs among the product categories tested by ANTICSS

Televisions are among the product categories tested to identify possible circumvention efforts, which would limit the energy efficiency benefits intended by the energy label and Ecodesign legislations.

June 01st, 2020

Project testing efforts continue

The ANTICSS project continues in its efforts to identify circumvention against the energy labelling and Ecodesign energyefficiency-related requirements. Dishwashers are among the product categories currently tested in independent labs.

February 25th, 2020

Model selection procedure for alternative testing

Full details of how the project selects products for laboratory testing, to investigate possible energy efficiency related  circumvention issues

February 10th, 2020

BLOG: New ways of circumventing legislation and standards uncovered

European legislation on ecodesign and  energy labelling makes an important contribution to achieving climate protection goals. However, their effect is endangered if manufacturers fail to comply with legal requirements or deliberately circumvent prescribed test procedures. Kathrin Graulich from the Oeko-Institut, coordinator of ANTICSS, explains the project efforts to undercover the tricks used by manufacturers of electrical appliances to circumvent minimum requirements and measurement standards in the  field of ecodesign and energy labelling.

Project news

November 18th, 2020

Project´s third newsletter published

AntiCSS Newsletter n.3 - November 2020 now available

October 30th, 2020

Electronics Goes Green Conference 2020

Online presentation "Avoiding losses of energy savings caused by possible circumvention of  EU Ecodesign and Energy labelling regulation and standards".