Anticss
Anti-circumvention of standards for better market surveillance

Test methods and approaches


Circumvention cases, collected and described on the theoretical basis, will be analysed for confirmation – through laboratory testing and engineering analysis and calculations – on selected products, to understand "if" and "how much" impact these "habits" may have on the energy consumption and the functional performance. Alternative testing procedures will be developed and applied with the aim to by-pass any possible measurement circumvention.  

The aim of product testing within ANTICSS is not mass laboratory testing aimed at 'name & shame' non-compliant models and companies. Indeed, the aim is to investigate the ways legislation provisions and/or testing conditions can be circumvented and make the outcome of this investigation publicly available, without publicly disclosing the names of models and companies. Calculation results and test reports will be available for MSAs participating to the project for their own further actions. If the project consortium comes to the conclusion that some manufacturer's habits are the "circumvention", this will be immediately communicated also to all EU MSAs via the ADCO Groups for Energy Labelling and Eco-design for their analysis and possible action. Any proven or suspected circumvention related to aspects such as ambiguous legislation, allowed deviations in testing condition(s), etc. not involving specific product models and companies will be made publicly available.

At this stage, the project team will organise lab testing to analyse and confirm circumvention for selected product groups and products. Lab testing will show the impact of circumvention in terms of energy consumption or performance parameters. Based on the results from individual product testing, guidelines will be developed to support test laboratories and MSAs in their practical future work and used for EU-level recommendations and communication.

Documents (Linked to deliverable 4.1 - under preparation):

Alternative test methods and approaches



Circumvention cases, collected and described on the theoretical basis, will be analysed for confirmation – through laboratory testing and engineering analysis and calculations – on selected products, to understand "if" and "how much" impact these "habits" may have on the energy consumption and the functional performance. Alternative testing procedures will be developed and applied with the aim to by-pass any possible measurement circumvention.  

The aim of product testing within ANTICSS is not mass laboratory testing aimed at 'name & shame' non-compliant models and companies. Indeed, the aim is to investigate the ways legislation provisions and/or testing conditions can be circumvented and make the outcome of this investigation publicly available, without publicly disclosing the names of models and companies. Calculation results and test reports will be available for MSAs participating to the project for their own further actions. If the project consortium comes to the conclusion that some manufacturer's habits are the "circumvention", this will be immediately communicated also to all EU MSAs via the ADCO Groups for Energy Labelling and Eco-design for their analysis and possible action. Any proven or suspected circumvention related to aspects such as ambiguous legislation, allowed deviations in testing condition(s), etc. not involving specific product models and companies will be made publicly available.

At this stage, the project team will organise lab testing to analyse and confirm circumvention for selected product groups and products. Lab testing will show the impact of circumvention in terms of energy consumption or performance parameters. Based on the results from individual product testing, guidelines will be developed to support test laboratories and MSAs in their practical future work and used for EU-level recommendations and communication.

Documents (Linked to deliverable 4.1 - under preparation):

Alternative test methods and approaches


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December 14th, 2018

Advisory Board meeting

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Project leaflet in Portuguese

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