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.

During the Consultation Forum on BACS, reference was made to a study on ICT alongside the development of Ecodesign measures. The aim is to propose a policy approach for improving energy efficiency and wider circular economy aspects of ICT.

The Consultation Forum on the Ecodesign preparatory study for Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) held on 15 November 2021 was to present proposed policy measures. The meeting however did not produce clear outcomes and policy conclusions.

The Ecodesign Preparatory Study on Smart Appliances (Lot 33) started in 2014 and published its final reports in 2018. Smart appliances support Demand Side Flexibility (DSF). The Commission has asked its Joint Research Centre (JRC) to support the development of policy proposals for energy smart appliances. 

Draft delegated Regulation amending Annex VII of Directive (EU) 2018/2001 regards a methodology for calculating the amount of renewable energy used for cooling and district cooling is out for consultation.

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. This information allows members to be prepared for developments that can have an impact on them and their products.

Draft delegated Regulation amending Annex VII of Directive (EU) 2018/2001 regards a methodology for calculating the amount of renewable energy used for cooling and district cooling out for consultation.

In 2019, DG Energy commissioned a study that should lead towards the development of a draft roadmap for the decarbonisation of heating and cooling. The draft roadmap should become available by the end of 2021.