Brussels, 10 June 2020. The Eurovent Product Groups ‘Air Conditioners’ (PG-AC) and ‘Liquid Chilling Packages and Heat Pumps’ (PG-LCP-HP) elected new Chairmen and Vice Chairmen, with a clear scope and timeline of activities. Mr Henk Kranenberg was separately elected Chairman of both Products Groups. He is joined by Vice Chairman Mr Stefano Vit (De’ Longhi) in the air conditioners group and Vice Chairman Mr Mariano Covolo (Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems S.p.A.) in the chillers group.
PG-AC and PG-LCP-HP met in quick succession, on 9 and 10 June 2020 respectively, with a focus on defining the scope and timeline of future activities in light of important European and international developments in the area of legislation and standardisation. Both Product Groups elected Mr Henk Kranenberg, Eurovent Vice-President and Senior Manager at Daikin Environment Research Center, as Chairman. PG-AC elected Mr Stefano Vit, Patents and Technical Compliance Leader at De’ Longhi as Vice Chairman, whereas PG-LCP-HP elected Mr Mariano Covolo, Technology & Engineering Management Manager at MELCOHIT as Vice Chairman.
The Product Groups will focus on the upcoming revisions of important pieces of EU legislation in the HVACR sector, including the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations for air conditioners (206/2012 and 626/2011), chillers (2016/2281), and space heaters (811/2013 and 813/2013), as well as the F-Gas Regulation (517/2014).
The Product Groups will also follow developments in the area of standardisation and testing, including EN14511, EN14825, the BAM testing method, VRF testing method, polyvalent heat pump testing method, EN378, and IEC EN 60335-2-40, and other important topics, including flammable refrigerants and the circular economy.
Mr Henk Kranenberg, newly elected Chairman of both Product Groups stated: “The European Green Deal is of great relevance for the HVACR industry, and sustainable heating and cooling have a major role to play in decarbonising the economy. The reactivated Eurovent PG-AC and PG-LCP-HP will accompany the development of sound European policies and standards in support of the EU’s climate-neutrality vision. I urge all our industry colleagues to join us in this important work.”
The next meetings are scheduled for 22 September 2020 (PG-AC) and 23 September (PG-LCP-HP). If your organisation is interested in participating in the Eurovent PG-AC or PG-LCP-HP, please get in touch with the Eurovent Secretariat via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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