One of Eurovent’s key tasks is to accompany the development of legislation and standards on a national, regional, European Union, and international level. As a globally recognised representative of the HVACR industry, Eurovent is a frequently consulted third party by political institutions such as the European Commission and UNEP.

While most of our advocacy takes place via personal meetings with decision makers, we regularly publish Position Papers on issues of importance – either independently or in cooperation with partner associations such as eurammon, EVIA, EPEE, EHPA, or REHVA.

When assessing position papers, are you aware whom you are dealing with?

Eurovent’s structure rests upon democratic decision-making procedures between its members and their representatives. The more than 1.000 organisations within the Eurovent network count on us to represent their needs in a fair and transparent manner. Accordingly, we can answer policy makers’ questions regarding our association representativeness and decisions-making processes as follows:

1. Who receives which number of votes?

At Eurovent, the number of votes is never determined by organisation sizes, country sizes, or membership fee levels. SMEs and large multinationals receive the same number of votes within our technical working groups: 2 votes if belonging to a national Member Association, 1 vote if not. In our General Assembly and Eurovent Commission (‘steering committee’), our national Member Associations receive two votes per country.

2. Who has the final decision-making power?

The Eurovent Commission acts as the association’s ‘steering committee’. It defines the overall association roadmap, makes decisions on horizontal topics, and mediates in case manufacturers cannot agree within technical working groups. The Commission consists of national Member Associations, receiving two votes per country independent from its size or economic weight.

3. How European is the association?

More than 90% of manufacturers within Eurovent manufacture in and come from Europe. They employ around 150.000 people in Europe largely within the secondary sector. Our structure as an umbrella enables us to consolidate manufacturers' positions across the industry, ensuring a broad and credible representation.

4. How representative is the organisation?

Eurovent represents more than 1.000 companies of all sizes spread widely across 20+ European countries, which are treated equally. As each country receives the same number of votes, there is no ‘leading’ country. Our national Member Associations ensure a wide-ranging national outreach also to remote locations.


Eurovent and transparency

You can check on us in the European Union Transparency Register under identification no. 89424237848-89. All Eurovent meeting documents are being made available on request for political decision-makers.

Recently published Position Papers

The following section provides a collection of our recently published Position Papers.

Eurovent and EVIA argue why proposed energy efficiency requirements are too high

Eurovent and EVIA, the two main European associations representing European Ventilation manufacturers, decided to join forces in explaining the European Commission why it will not be feasible for manufacturers of High pressure/Low volume fans to meeting the newly set energy efficiency requirements.

Eurovent Position Paper co-signed by EPEE

On 2 October 2015, Eurovent and EPEE co-published this Position Paper related to the draft proposals for Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations of refrigerated commercial display cabinets provided on 17 September 2015.

Clarifying questions from members of Eurovent Product Group 'Energy Recovery Components' concerning the Technical Assistance Study

Towards 1 January 2016, the date of entry into force of Commission Regulation 1253/2014 for Ventilation Units, the European Commission has outsourced a Technical Assistance Study to the Danish Technical Institute. In the course of this study, manufacturers of energy recovery components integrated into ventilation units came up with a number of questions aimed to clarify several Regulation articles.

Evaporative cooling equipment manufacturers elaborate on the possible exemption of their products from EU Fan Regulation 327/2011

During the Consultation Forum on the revision of the ‘EU Fan Regulation’ 327/2011 in Brussels on 30 April, Eurovent had reinforced its call for an exemption of evaporative cooling equipment from the future Regulation, which was supported by several Member State Representatives. Subsequently within the meeting, the Commission has asked VHK to further elaborate on this issue and on how an exemption can be implemented without creating loopholes.

Eurovent Product Group 'Air Handling Units' publishes guidelines for interpretation of Regulation 1253/2014

With this document, the Eurovent Product Group 'Air Handling Units' offers a guideline providing a common interpretation on the Commission Regulation (EU) No 1253/2014 of 7 July 2014 on non-residential ventilation units (bidirectional and unidirectional units).

Eurovent provides input complementing its Position Paper on evaporative cooling equipment from 14 April 2015

In its position paper from 14 April 2015, Eurovent proposed a new paragraph exempting fans exclusively transporting gases consisting of a mixture of liquid water and air having a relative humidity consistently larger than 90% from the revised EU Fan Regulation. This Position Paper elaborates on why the abovementioned paragraph is straightforward and necessary.

Joint industry Position Paper, Draft Regulation – Revision of 327/2011

With this Position Paper, European AMCA, Eurovent and EVIA jointly position themselves concerning the Draft ‘EU Fan Regulation’ to be discussed at the Consultation Forum on 30 April 2015.

Cooling tower manufacturers call for exemption of evaporative cooling equipment and lower energy efficiency requirements on centrifugal forward curved fans

Whilst revising the proposal for the new Fan Regulation, manufacturers within the Eurovent network call for 1) An exemption of cooling towers from this Regulation, and 2) lower energy efficiency requirements for centrifugal forward curved fans.

Proposed Eurovent amendment concerning cooling towers and the EU Fan Regulation

In the light of the revision of Fan Regulation 327/2011 and following consultation among Eurovent manufacturers of cooling towers, evaporative condensers and evaporative fluid coolers, Eurovent proposes the Commission to include a paragraph to the new Regulation which would exclude fans transporting gases and vapours with a relative humidity larger than 90%.

In December 2014, the European Commission’s JRC-IPTS has released the draft proposal on ‘Green Public Procurement Criteria for the design, construction and management of Office buildings’. Eurovent members welcome this initiative, however, members from Eurovent Product Group 'Air Filters' would like to recommend the European Commission to integrate the Eurovent Rating Standars for the certification of air filters as well as Eurovent Recommendation 4/19 concerning public enquiries for air filters into its energy efficiency classification.