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.

The LIFE sub-programme Clean Energy Transition has issued a call for proposals that can qualify for grants. Three topics may be of interest to the HVACR industry. Around 30 partners are looking for collaboration to introduce a proposal by 12 January 2022. 

Commission recommendation and guidelines published

On 28 September the Commission published its 7-page recommendation on Energy Efficiency First: from principles to practice together with a 59-page annex with guidelines and examples for its implementation in decision-making in the energy sector and beyond. 

New Code of Good Practice released by major European HVACR industry association

Brussels, 21 September 2021. Eurovent has published a Recommendation focusing on factors influencing performance of Energy Recovery Components in Air Handling Units. This Code of Good Practice was developed in a joint effort by the participants of the Eurovent Product Group ‘Energy Recovery Components’ (PG-ERC).

Publication contains everything you need to know about Residential Heat Recovery Ventilation Units

Brussels, 14 September 2021. Eurovent’s Product Group ‘Residential Air Handling Units’ (PG-RAHU) has just published the first release of its Guidebook on Residential Heat Recovery Ventilation Units. On 44 pages, the free-of-charge publication provides a comprehensive overview of all essential information on this important technology. The Guidebook was prepared in cooperation with REHVA (Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations).

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

Minutes of the stakeholder workshops held on 15 July 2021

In addition to the notes provided earlier, the consultants have made available the minutes of the stakeholder meeting.

Commission adopted acts open for feedback until 10 September 2021

Both acts have been released within the context of the Fit for 55 package to deliver the Green Deal and reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 55% in 2030 on the path towards the 2050 climate neutrality ambitions. Both acts and their supporting documents are now open for feedback until 10 September.

The Consultation Forum provided for information on work streams and the priorities that would apply until 2024. The recommendations of the preparatory study for the Working Plan were discussed.

The Commission DG Energy has commissioned both studies to assess the renewable aspects of space heating and cooling. The insights from the studies should serve as input for policies aimed at increasing the share of renewables in heating and cooling, including methodologies for accounting these shares. For cooling, the Commission aims to adopt by the end of 2021 a delegated act establishing a methodology for calculating the quantity of renewable energy used for cooling and district cooling.