As parts of its commitments in the context of the Self-regulatory Initiative COCIR developed methodologies for the measurement of the energy consumption of medical devices. Such methodologies allow to measure the energy consumption of medical devices according to specific use scenarios in a repeatable and comparable way. As part of the EU Green public Criteria for medical devices, the methodologies are designed to provide purchasers with all the information they need to calculate running costs and to choose the best equipment for their needs.
Recognizing the importance of a correct user behavior to save energy COCIR developed Guidelines to provide users with recommendations on how to save energy. The Guidelines also quantifies the savings for average equipment in terms of energy and euros.