VHK is a leading technical consultant for the European Union's Ecodesign and Energy Labelling programmes, working on methodologies, numerous studies and impact assessments, with over 30 years of experience. Ongoing or recent studies include Space and Water Heating, Ventilation Units, Electric Motors, Industrial Fans, Compressors, Electronic Displays, Refrigerators, Light Sources, Lighting Systems, Vacuum Cleaners, Windows. VHK contributes to the Ecodesign Working Plan 2020-2024, manages the Ecodesign Impact Accounting (combined impact of all measures) since 2014, and is active in monitoring EU standard development for the European Commission (ecodesign context).
VHK recently contributed to studies regarding mercury in lamps (RoHS legislation). Most people in VHK have a background in Industrial Design Engineering. VHK Product developments include: low-temperature radiator, ventilation system, integrated fan-heat exchanger, luggage trolley for airports, luminaires. VHK is well known and has many contacts in the ‘Ecodesign and Energy Labelling entourage’, including the European Commission’s DG ENER, DG GROW and DG ENV, the Member State representatives in the Ecodesign Consultation Forum, Market Surveillance Authorities, European Industry Associations, European Consumer Organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations.