On 4 January 2019, Eurovent Market Intelligence (EMI) has commenced with its latest annual data collection, which has been providing manufacturers with information on the European HVACR market since 1994. With more than 300 participating manufacturers, 15 product types, and response rates often exceeding 80%, the statistics branch of Eurovent has become the benchmark for HVACR market data.
The teams of Eurovent and PRODBIM have prepared an article for members on recent developments in Building Information Modelling (BIM) CEN TC442 standardisation activities and construction product information digitalisation. PRODBIM, a subsidiary of Eurovent Services Company, is participating to CEN TC442 & BuildingSMART working groups, and is compiling a summary of the CEN TC 442 works on BIM standardisation. Interconnecting dictionaries is the first step.
The revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2018/884 introduces a "Smart Readiness Indicator". The SRI will measure the buildings' capacity to use new technologies and electronic systems to adapt to the needs of the consumer, optimise its operation and interact with the grid. The European Commission has asked a consortium to develop the SRI. A first report was published in 2018. The second study should prepare for the adoption of a delegated act by the end of 2019.
In cooperation with Orgalime, the Eurovent Team regularly provides you with an in-depth overview on all European legislative developments of relevance for the HVACR sector. The Bulletin provides for a hands-on compendium allowing the industry to assess the status quo and expected future developments. In addition to recent sector specific issues, our Team has summarised some of the key takeaways within this article.
The Eurovent Association President Naci Sahin (4th from the left) and the Team
Dear members, partners, and friends, Thank you very much for your continued support, commitment and hard work in bringing our joint European industry ideals and the Eurovent family forward! It’s our wish that the New Year brings us all lots of new business opportunities and growth. For the Eurovent Association, Eurovent Certita Certification and Eurovent Market Intelligence, 2018 was marked with lots of developments.
Your feedback matters to us. The Eurovent Team is constantly working on the further development of the Eurovent online portal. The latest, recently launched feature allows members to properly prepare for their meetings by downloading all meeting documents at one click as a ZIP file – instead of one by one.
During the 5th meeting of the Standardisation Market Relevance Roundtable (SMARRT) it was indicated that the standardisation mandate M 129 from 1999 may need to be redrafted to be in line with the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011. Because there are harmonised standards under the Ecodesign Regulations, the need for a standardisation request for the same products under the Construction Products could be questioned.
The F-Gas Regulation encourages the adoption of alternatives to high GWP refrigerants. The European Commission has funded the project REAL Alternatives learning programme, which provides information in 15 languages on the safe use of alternatives such as ammonia, hydrocarbon, carbon dioxide and low flammables. REAL Alternatives is a mix of e-learning, face-to-face training materials, practical exercises, assessments and an e-library of learning resources that groups the knowledge and expertise from across Europe about alternative refrigerants.
Organised by IFEMA, Climatización y Refrigeración 2019 will be held from 26 February to 1 March at Feria de Madrid. In alignment with the dynamic moment that the industry is enjoying, the exhibition will hold one of its most representative editions.