Bulletin provides comprehensive overview on all European legislative developments for members

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. 

Energy Efficiency Directive, Renewable Energy Sources Directive and Governance of the Energy Union adopted

Publication of all three revised directives in the Official Journal is scheduled on 21 December. The 2030 targets set out in the revised Energy Efficiency Directive are 32,5%. The revised Renewable Energy Sources Directive has a binding collective target of 32% of energy that shall come from renewable energy sources.

Nine days after the publication of draft of the Energy Labelling requirements for refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function, the Ecodesign requirements have been published for the European ‘4-week feedback mechanism’ and 60 days feedback for WTO. 

Multiple industry associations including Eurovent have shared concerns with the European Commission over the approach taken to the integration of multifunctional units within the EU’s framework for Energy Related Products (ERP).

The draft of the Energy Labelling requirements for refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function Regulation has just been published for the European ‘4-week feedback mechanism’ and is open for comments until mid-December.

The Commission has updated the FAQ on the implementing Regulations

The updated FAQ on the Ecodesign Directive now runs up to 107 pages covering all implementing Regulations. Of note are the new FAQ on motors, fans, air conditioners (wine cellars), space heaters (heat pumps) and regulation 2016/2281 (Air to Water heat pumps, driven by an electric motor above 400kW). The interpretation of the FAQ is not legally binding.

Presentation of the 2nd and final Technical Working Group meeting

The European Commission is developing its ‘Circular Economy’ policy. In the first instance, it addresses consumer goods, but it is planned to be extended to other goods. The revision of the Methodology for Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP) will start in 2019 and will be modified to contain elements of the ‘Circular Economy’, including reparability. 

Complementary to standardisation requests under the Ecodesign Regulations

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. 

Bulletin provides comprehensive overview on all European legislative developments for members

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 final version of this Regulation voted at the 2018-09-17 meeting

The final version of the Ecodesign Regulation on servers and data storage products which was voted at the 2018-09-17 Regulatory Committee meeting of the ‘Committee on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling of Energy–related Products’. It will be published in the Official Journal soon.