Eurovent and EVIA publish joint Guidance Document on Ecodesign requirements for ventilation units

Document provides toolbox on how to deal with EU Regulations 1253/2014 and 1254/2014

Brussels, 12 April 2016. The Eurovent association and EVIA have published their joint Guidance Document on Ecodesign requirements for ventilation units. The document aims to provide answers to the many questions the market still has concerning EU Regulations 1253/2014 and 1254/2014, and following the release of the final draft FAQs by the European Commission on 21 December 2015. It provides for a more uniform and coherent implementation of these legislations across different sectors and product groups within the EU Common Market and in countries following EU legislation.

The joint Guidance Document builds on the comprehensive EVIA FAQ released on 15 October 2015, which was considered in the Commission’s final draft FAQs. It represents the views of a vast majority of manufacturers of ventilation units in Europe and the Middle East and is supported by Europe’s leading national sector associations.

Mr Kees Van Haperen, Chairman of the Eurovent Product Group ‘Air Handling Units’, states that “the joint Guidance Document sheds light on many unclear aspects manufacturers, building engineers, specifiers, consultants, and the like are still facing concerning the EU’s Ventilation Unit Regulations”.

Mr Manfred Müller, Chairman of the EVIA Non-Residential Ventilation Units Working Group, stresses that “the joint FAQ constitutes an essential tool that allows for a uniform interpretation of these Regulations across Europe”. Mr Rick Bruins, Chairman of the EVIA Residential Ventilation Units Working Group, highlights the “good cooperation between EVIA and Eurovent and the importance of Europe’s industry speaking with one voice”.

The publication is intended solely as a Guidance Document – only the text of the Union harmonisation act itself has legal force. The EVIA/Eurovent Guidance Document is now available to download at the on the associations’ websites. It is not a static document and aims to incorporate additional questions and answers over time. A second edition can be expected mid-2016.