The European Commission has started the review of the GPP Criteria for Office Buildings – a process which will run until the end of 2022, and ultimately replace the current criteria published in May 2016. The revised proposals will seek to reflect the priorities in the Commission’s recent communication ‘A Renovation Wave for Europe’ and ‘New European Bauhaus’, and build upon the new European framework for sustainable buildings - LEVEL(s).

Concrete dates to be announced later in the year

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak already forced the postponement of the upcoming EUROVENTSUMMIT from September 2020 to October 2021. After carefully evaluating the situation, the organisers have decided that the Summit will be further postponed to 2022.

Organisations emphasise use of ISO 16890 as reference standard for general ventilation

Brussels, Paris, Dubai, 19 May 2021. Eurovent, in cooperation with Eurovent Middle East and Eurovent Certita Certification, will host a dedicated webinar tailor-made for Africa, Middle East, India and Southeast Asia. The webinar will outline the importance of adherence to latest standards in air conditioning and ventilation. Special focus will be placed on the application of the newest air filtration standard ISO 16890, which has replaced EN 779 and other international standards in recent years.

Senior Director, Manufacturing and Operations at Systemair succeeds Naci Sahin

During the 65th General Assembly, which was held online, the Eurovent members have elected Raul Corredera Haener (Systemair, Spain) as President of the Association. He succeeds Naci Sahin (FRITERM, Turkey), who was Eurovent President since 2018.

Set of stakeholder workshops running in parallel with the Public Consultation

The review of the EPBD started with a Roadmap/Inception Impact Assessment that could be commented upon until 22 March 2021. Since then, a Public Consultation has been launched that runs until 22 June 2022. The Commission has also tasked the consultant Trinomics to gather stakeholder views through hosting stakeholder workshops.

ECC programme to focus on Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency of Ventilation Systems (IAQVS)

Eurovent Certita Certification (ECC) has developed a new certification programme for Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency of Ventilation Systems (IAQVS) for residential applications. The programme covers mechanical ventilation systems for single dwellings (single family homes and apartments). Kick off online meetings are planned for 04, 12 and 20 May 2021.

European Parliament picks up on long-standing industry petition to regulate Indoor Air Quality

On 25 March 2021, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the implementation of the Ambient Air Quality (AAQ) Directives, in which it calls on the European Commission to regulate Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) as well. The resolution is not binding on the Commission but is nevertheless a significant milestone in the efforts to enshrine IAQ into legislation. It confirms there is growing appreciation among legislators of the importance of clean air indoors, reflecting an ambition which Eurovent has been advocating for consistently.

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.

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.