The HLCF is meant to co-create the green, digital and resilient transition pathways for the EU construction industry ecosystem. It would result in a commitment towards this transition rather than a directive or regulation. 

The 2021 edition of the European Environment Agency (EEA) report on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) differs in presentation from the previous 2019 version. It contains a short 10-page summary report, accompanies by a 70-page annex and an interactive GHG-viewer 

On a monthly basis, the Eurovent Team compiles a global overview of the latest developments concerning new standardisation activities, technical regulations and legislative developments of relevance for the HVACR industry. 

A new version of EPREL (1.60.0) has been made available in the ACCEPTANCE environment from Tuesday 30 November 2021, to let your organisation perform testing and schedule necessary adaptations. The same version was made available in the PRODUCTION environment on Wednesday 1 December 2021.

The launch meeting of 18 February 2021 will be followed by a stakeholder meeting on 13 January 2022. A Consultation Forum has been indicated to take place in March 2022. The adoption of the reviewed regulations by the European Commission is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023

A leaked version of the revised EPBD has become available. Some of the aspects included in the proposal are a stronger focus on greenhouse gas emissions beyond energy use and the minimum performance standards for new and existing buildings.

The Commission SRI website and the 2nd SRI newsletter are announcing two events that may interest members: 7 December – SRI training webinar and 16 December – Launching of the SRI platform.

The Commission has published on 25 November its decision 2021/2053 on the sectoral reference document on best environmental management practices, environmental performance indicators and benchmarks of excellence for the fabricated metal products manufacturing sector.

A new version of EPREL (1.59.0) has been made available in the ACCEPTANCE environment from Friday 19 November 2021, to perform testing and schedule necessary adaptations. The same version will be made available in the PRODUCTION environment from Friday 26 November 2021.

While the actual number of products may not be relevant for the total market, the results published by EEPLIANT in its latest newsletter provide some elements for reflection.