Ongoing European activities related to the HVACR industry – Update

The European Consultations start with a ‘Roadmap/Inception Impact Assessment’ followed by a ‘Public Consultation’. The Roadmap looks for general comments of the interested persons and stakeholders. The Consultation is the second phase and consists of detailed questionnaires. The industry benefits from responding to these Consultations.

Mr Frank Stocker (Gohl-KTK) succeeds Mr Doic Hordern (JACIR)

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2021 - Eurovent PG-CT elects new Vice-Chairman
From left to right: Laurent Petiot - Chairman, Frank Stocker - Vice-Chairman

During its recent online meeting, the Eurovent Product Group ‘Evaporative Cooling Equipment’ (PG-CT) elected Mr Frank Stocker (Managing Director, Gohl-KTK) as the successor of Mr Doic Hordern (CEO, JACIR) in the role of Vice-Chairman of the group. Mr Laurent Petiot (General Manager France Benelux Maghreb, BAC) continues as Chairman of PG-CT.

Analysis, recommendation, and selected product groups and horizontal activities

The preliminary analysis of product groups and horizontal initiatives as well as complementary analyses and recommendations have been published in advance of the stakeholder meeting on 26 March. Among the product groups relevant to Eurovent are swimming pool heaters and smart sensors that could become subject to Ecodesign measures. Air curtains are not selected. More important are the horizontal issues that could face all manufacturers: lightweight design, recycled content, ecological profile, durability, scarce and critical raw materials, firmware and software.

Public consultation until 9 June 2021

The Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI) is a key part of the new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP), one of the main flagships of the European Green Deal, and a pillar of the New Industrial Strategy for Europe. Through the public consultation, the Commission is gathering opinions from the public and relevant stakeholders on the main policy options for a Sustainable Products Directive that might be published still before the end of 2021.

The preparatory study on the revision of the Ventilation Units Regulations took place from March 2019 until September 2020. Meanwhile, the working documents with the draft texts of the regulations have become available. These will be discussed in the Consultation Forum meeting scheduled for 30 March 2021.

European Commission proposal planned by end of 2021

On 22 February 2021, the European Commission published its inception impact assessment. It outlines three options that would support the Renovation Wave and contribute to the EU’s 2030 and 2050 climate and energy objectives.

Ongoing European activities related to the HVACR industry – Update

The European Consultations start with a ‘Roadmap/Inception Impact Assessment’ followed by a ‘Public Consultation’. The Roadmap looks for general comments of the interested persons and stakeholders. The Consultation is the second phase and consists of detailed questionnaires. The industry benefits from responding to these Consultations.

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

Industry recommendation on the selection of ISO 16890 rated air filter classes available fully in Portuguese

Following the success of the updated Eurovent Recommendation 4/23 – ‘Selection of EN ISO 16890 rated air filter classes for general ventilation applications’, Eurovent has teamed up with ABRAVA (Brazilian Association of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Ventilation) to publish the Brazilian version of the industry recommendation in the Portuguese language. The comprehensive guideline makes full use of the potential EN ISO 16890 offers in terms of Indoor Air Quality.

→ Please click here for the Portuguese language version of this Press Release: Eurovent e ABRAVA publicam a versão Brasileira da Recomendação Eurovent 4/23

Document presents guidelines for improving Indoor Air Quality and reducing energy consumption

Eurovent Product Group ‘Air Handling Units’ (PG-AHU) has published the first edition of Eurovent Recommendation 6/15 – Air Leakages in Air Handling Units. The Recommendation presents guidelines for improving Indoor Air Quality and correcting the performance of Air Handling Units due to internal leakages.