Welcome to the ETV Hub

We provide information, deliver support and facilitate access to environmental technology verification (ETV): an ISO 14034 based scheme for green technology innovations that enables  developers and providers prove their performance in an a credible and independent way, ensures the right information for buyers and offers credible evidence for other players of the environmental marketplace.


About the ETV HUB

The ETV Hub bridges the performance demonstration needs of green innovation providers with performance evidence demands of buyers, users, investors, permitters, regulators, fund providers  and other stakeholders to foster the market uptake of new environmental technologies.

In a world where sustainability is paramount, new environmental technologies are fast becoming a key business driver to success in the marketplace as key enablers of the green transition.

It’s difficult for providers to market new environmental technologies with just a green performance claim that is not substantiated by credible evidence.  It’s also difficult for businesses to ramp up to green innovations that suit their needs without the right information on their performance and resulting environmental benefits.  Other players of the environmental marketplace face the risks of making decisions if the green innovation they are putting their money into or permitting is a sustainable solution that performs as declared.


What is ETV ?

Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) offers a process for a third-party verification of performance claims made by technology developers and providers based on performance test data generated under quality controlled conditions.

ETV is tailored to address the performance demonstration needs of new, commercially-ready environmental technologies  in a credible and objective way.

Find out more about the importance of verifying the performace of new environmental technologies and discover ETV

The ETV process is defined by a technical standard ISO 14034 Environmental Management:
Environmental Technology Verification.

Find out more about the ISO 14034 standard  and why it was establshed in this article


ETV is aimed to

provide credible, high-quality data on the performance of promising commercial-ready environmental technologies to buyers, users, permitting and regulatory bodies, financiers, investors, technology developers, providers, manufacturers and the public

accelerate the entrance of new environmental technologies with proven performance into the domestic, EU and international marketplace


Why ETV?

ETV involves a robust, globally recognised process

  • ETV is technology neutral making the scheme applicable to a broad variety of innovative products, processes and services with industrial applications designed either to result in reduced environmental impacts or help monitor environmental parameters reflecting these impacts . Verifications are carried out
  • ETV is transparent and globally recognised.

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ETV can be trusted

  • To ensure confidence in verification results, ETV benefits from globally recognised standards that provide for strict quality management and impartiality of the organizations involved and assure quality of the verification process
  • The ETV quality and impartiality framework emeded in the ETV process is similar to the certification and compliance testing schemes for mature technology performance
  • Key outputs of ETV: the verification report and the statement of verification hold the status of inspection report and inspection certificate in the meaning of ISO/IEC 17020

ETV is fit for green innovations

  • ETV confirms that an innovation is green. The ETV application procedure involves the assessment of the environmental added value. Major differences, whether positive or adverse, in environmental impacts of a green innovation vs solutions with the same function currently used are analysed and benchmarked from the life cycle perspective in order to confirm its environmental added value.
  • ETV offers flexibility in the choice of performance parameters to be verified, unlike many certification or compliance schemes. It enables an innovative technology’s characteristics to be fully assessed, covering even these performance parameters that fall outside the existing product or technology standards and certifications or considering several performance parameters together to enable benchmarking with relevant alternatives.

Verification vs certification

ETV and other environmental schemes

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ETV is based on factual approach

  • Statements of verification present information about the performance of a technology based on evidence. This evidence involves test data generated in a quality assured and controlled process that is relevant, adequate and sufficient to verify the performance parameters and their numerical values.
  • ETV focuses on parameters quantifiable and measurable through testing that are related to the functional performance of a technology and its environmental added value

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Stay up to date with the latest news, events and ETV stories

Meeting at the Steelworks of Terni

Meeting at the Steelworks of Terni

On June 14th a meeting took place at the Acciaierie di Terni to present the ETV tool. The meeting was organized by Enea with the participation of Laura Cutaia, Francesca Testella, Erika Mancuso and Emanuela De Marco. Silvia Rossetti, Claudia Rocchi and Desire Maccari...

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The event "The ETV Scheme: an opportunity to verify green technologies" organized by ENEA, Sviluppumbria Spa and ARPA Umbria as part of the LIFEproETV project ended successfully! The conference was hosted by ARPA Umbria, with the attendance of Francesco Longhi -...

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Meeting with Confindustria Brescia and University of Brescia

Meeting with Confindustria Brescia and University of Brescia

On 24 June, ENEA met with Confindustria Brescia and the University of Brescia to present the ETV tool. The University was represented by Prof. Mentore Vaccari and Federico Pinzin from the DICATAM Department; Confindustria was represented by Dr. Chiara Lanzini, Head of...

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The ETV ISO 14034 brochure: Unlocking the trust in green innovations: Environmental Technology Verification (ETV)

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ETV Fact Sheet: ETV supports Net-Zero technologies

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ETV Fact Sheet: ETV supports circular economy

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ETV Fact Sheet: ETV supports innovations for water sector

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