The National Agency for Public Procurement's procurement criteria for audiovisual (AV) products cover televisions, large format displays and projectors.
The manufacture of AV products has a major impact on both environmental and social sustainability. It is difficult to set requirements for manufacture, but the overall environmental impact can be reduced by, for example, using the products for a long time. In order to reduce the environmental impact from the use phase, procurer can place high demands on the energy efficiency of the devices.
EU Council Regulations: Energy labelling and ecodesign
The regulation on energy labelling of televisions (EU No 1062/2010) and the regulation on ecodesign requirements for televisions (EU No 642/2009) have been updated, and the new regulations on energy labelling (EU No 2017/1369) and ecodesign requirements for electronic displays (EU No 2019/2021) come into force on 1 March 2021.
In the upcoming regulation on energy labelling of electronic displays (EU No 2019/2013), the energy label is redesigned so as to return to a scale of A to G. The upcoming regulation on ecodesign requirements for electronic displays (EU No 2019/2021) also contains requirements regarding the efficient use of resources, such as the ability to disassemble, repair and recycle, and access to spare parts. For more information, see the Swedish Energy Agency's website.
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