Energy and environmental targets to grow as number of buildings expands

The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) was set up as a voluntary partnership in 2015 during the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21). It involves 30+ countries and 100+ members with different backgrounds and fits within the United Nations Environment Programme. The aim is to work towards a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector.

Annual meeting 2021 online as in 2020

In 1991 Eurovent, together with the American, Canadian and Japanese associations founded ICARHMA, the International Council of Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Manufacturers Associations. Meanwhile the membership has increased to eleven members covering many parts of the world. ICARHMA allows the association to discuss global issues related to energy and environmental related issues.

On 24 August 2021 the UK Government announced it postponed the requirement to adopt the UKCA for goods placed on the UK market until 1 January 2023. Meanwhile the UK Government has hosted two webinars and new publications have been made available.

Publication contains everything you need to know about Residential Heat Recovery Ventilation Units

Brussels, 14 September 2021. Eurovent’s Product Group ‘Residential Air Handling Units’ (PG-RAHU) has just published the first release of its Guidebook on Residential Heat Recovery Ventilation Units. On 44 pages, the free-of-charge publication provides a comprehensive overview of all essential information on this important technology. The Guidebook was prepared in cooperation with REHVA (Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations).

Extra year before UKCA becomes mandatory – webinar on 2 September

On 24 August 2021 the UK Government announced it postponed the requirement to adopt the UKCA for goods placed on the UK market until 1 January 2023. 

Requirements for (inter alia) Refrigerating Appliances with a Direct Sales Function and Electric Motors and Variable Speed Drives

On 18 June 2021, UK has published its Statutory Instrument introducing Ecodesign and Energy Labelling requirements for a set of products. Those of relevance for Eurovent are Refrigerating Appliances with a Direct Sales Function and Electric Motors and Variable Speed Drives.

Results of the 2020 consultation published, additional information on Brexit

The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) ran this consultation in mod 2020. It received input from 18 respondents. Of interest is the overview published on 12 June 2021 that includes future orientations and therefore is of importance to manufacturers operating in or exporting to the UK.

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2021 - Net Zero Energy (NZE) by 2050 - A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector
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With this report, IEA shows how the transition to a net zero energy system would be possible by 2050, while ensuring stable and affordable energy supplies, providing universal energy access and enabling robust economic growth. While the study addresses the energy sector, the chapter on buildings does offer some perspectives.

Organisations emphasise use of ISO 16890 as reference standard for general ventilation

Brussels, Paris, Dubai, 19 May 2021. Eurovent, in cooperation with Eurovent Middle East and Eurovent Certita Certification, will host a dedicated webinar tailor-made for Africa, Middle East, India and Southeast Asia. The webinar will outline the importance of adherence to latest standards in air conditioning and ventilation. Special focus will be placed on the application of the newest air filtration standard ISO 16890, which has replaced EN 779 and other international standards in recent years.

Recomendação disponível em Português sobre a classificação de filtros de ar em conformidade com a ISO 16890

Em função do sucesso da versão atualizada da Recomendação Eurovent 4/23 – ‘Seleção das Classes de Filtro de Ar Classificado em EN ISO16890 para Aplicações Gerais’, a Eurovent em parceria com a ABRAVA (Associação Brasileira de Refrigeração, Ar condicionado, Ventilação e Aquecimento) publica a versão Brasileira desta Recomendação em Português. Este guia amplo, aproveita o potencial que a EN ISO 16890 proporciona em termos Qualidade de Ar Interior.

→ Please click here for the English language version of this Press Release: Eurovent and ABRAVA publish Brazilian version of Eurovent Recommendation 4/23