The launch meeting of 18 February 2021 will be followed by a stakeholder meeting on 13 January 2022. A Consultation Forum has been indicated to take place in March 2022. The adoption of the reviewed regulations by the European Commission is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023

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 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 UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) released two publications of interest. A summary on how the UKCA would apply from 1 January 2023, and another which outlines the views towards UK Ecodesign measures that could possibly be implemented from 2025 onwards. 

After the formal release of the BACS final study on 14 October, the Commission is hosting a Consultation Forum on 15 November to present this study to be followed by a discussion. The possible adoption of the draft minutes of the Consultation Forum meeting on air-to-air conditioners and heat pumps, comfort fans and local space heaters is also part of the meeting.

European Commission webinar for ‘newbies’ on 08 October 2021

The European Commission is organising a webinar for ‘newbies’ on the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method on Friday, 08 October 2021, 10:00-11:00h (Brussels Time).

Exchange on the study to take place on 15 November

The release of the final report on BACS is expected soon. A meeting to present the study has been announced for 15 November without Working Documents. 

The consultants that organised the stakeholder workshop have made available their minutes of the workshop hosted on 14 July.

Final report from study consultant published on future of Ecodesign in the UK

The final study report on the future of UK Energy-related Product Policy was published on 27 July. The aim of the study was to identify potential product groups and product design aspects for future regulation in the UK. The shortlisted product groups include many HVACR products and mostly (still) reflect the parallel priorities of the EU under Ecodesign.

Draft minutes of Consultation Forum on air conditioners and local space heaters and working documents for the revision of Regulations (EU) 811/2013 and (EU) 813/2013 shared by the EC

The EC has shared the draft minutes of the Consultation Forum on Air Conditioners and local space heaters and the Working Documents for the Revision of Regulations (EU) 811/213, (EU) 813/213, (EU) 812/213, (EU) 814/213 to be addressed at the upcoming Consultation Forum on 27/28 September 2021.