Technology Collaboration Programme on Energy Efficient End-use Equipment (4E)

The IEA 4E 2018 Annual Report makes for interesting reading. It provides, amongst others, policy guidelines for motor-driven units such as fans, pumps and compressors. Within two pages, these guidelines summarise the activities and documents developed by the 4E Electric Motor System Annex (EMSA), which contains most useful information for manufacturers integrating electric motor systems. An upcoming activity will investigate the technological developments in the air conditioning industry, updating earlier reports from 2010-2011.

First certification programme to accommodate Middle East conditions

Dubai, 30 May 2019. Following a discussion with Eurovent Middle East members and participants of the VRF certification programme, Eurovent Certita Certification adopted the addition of high ambient temperature conditions to its certification programme for variable refrigerant flow systems. Tailormade for the Middle East market, products can now be certified to display their performance in hot or very hot climatic environments.

Air curtains included in the study, but not considered as local space heaters

The consultant Viegand Maagøe has handed over the final report on 15 May 2019. The file and next steps will now be handled by the Commission. At the request of air curtain manufacturers, air curtains were included and studied by the consultant. It was concluded that they are not used to heat spaces, but to separate the climate between spaces, and, as a result, should not be further considered for the revision of the Regulation.

Review studies Lot 1, 2 and 20 – conformity assessment – testing proposals heat pumps

On 16 May 2019, the consultants published revised minutes of the 26 April 2019 meeting, where the possible options of the Review Study of Ecodesign and Energy Labelling of Space and Water Heaters were presented. The objective was to receive feedback by 26 May from stakeholders in view of the final review report that will be provided to the Commission. Meanwhile, a separate study on third party conformity assessment of solid fuel fired space heaters and local space heaters was released too.

Bulletin provides comprehensive overview on all European legislative developments for members

In cooperation with Orgalim, 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.

Illegal imports higher than believed according to EIS study, declaration for 2020 quota to be made between 17 June and 17 July 2019

During the recent F-Gas Roundtable it was assumed that most illegal refrigerants relate to automotive air conditioning. The recent report by the Environmental Investigation Agency EIA shows that, according to customs declarations, the issue of illegal imports in Europe is more widespread than previously estimated.

The Middle East’s HVACR industry association gains further support

Dubai, 21 April 2019. The decision by ABB sends a strong message to the industry to support cooperation and coordination by the region’s HVACR industry association. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation.

With Article 19a, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2018/844 (EPBD) introduced the requirement to perform a feasibility study on the possible introduction of inspections of stand-alone ventilation systems before the end of 2019.

Final report published

The European Commission initiated this study to analyse and develop a potential scoring system to rate the ability to repair and - where relevant - upgrade products. The Commissions’ Joint Research Centre in Seville executed this study during the past 12 months. The scoring system was tested for laptops, vacuum cleaners, and washing machines. 

Report 2018 available, including revised forecasts

The European Commission monitors and reports on the impact of Ecodesign and Energy Labelling measures, with a view to improve its understanding of the impacts over time and to fine-tune forecasting and reporting. The interest for the Eurovent members relates to forecast that is presented in the 2018 report and how this may affect ongoing and new review studies.