Raul Corredera Haener (48), Senior Director of Manufacturing and Operations at Systemair Group, has been the Eurovent President since his election at the association's 2021 General Assembly. He has been involved in many Eurovent activities over the years leading up to his current role.

Australia: The date of introduction of new energy efficiency requirements for relevant air conditioners over 65kW under the new Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Air Conditioners above 65kW) Determination is set on 1 October 2022.

The Eurovent Board Member Ozan Atasoy, General Manager at AiolosAir has been on the Eurovent Board of Directors since 2021. He gives us his viewpoint in our ‘The Board Perspective’ series, on the prospects and markets of the Turkish HVACR sector.

Mr. Alan Foster, Senior Research Fellow for the Heating and Cooling Group at the London South Bank University, is the new chairman of the IIR Sub-Commission D1 – Display Cabinets. He succeeds Mr. Seitz Van Der Sluis. Inputs are welcomed on the sub-commission’s new activities.

The consultation on the Future Buildings Standard: 2021 has resulted in changes to Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations for non-domestic buildings and dwellings; and overheating in new residential buildings. 

Until 31 January, the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and UNEP OzonAction are running a survey to understand the background, motivation, challenges, and opportunities faced by women working in the  Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heat Pumps (RACHP) sector. 

It has been clarified that there is no equivalence between UKCA marking and CE marking. 

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.

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.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its report on Energy Efficiency 2021 which deals with the progress made, the pandemic and impacts on the supply chain of materials. Its objective is to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, not only in the energy sector but also in appliances and  buildings.