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.

The second stakeholder meeting on the preparatory study for Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) was held on 15 December 2020. The study team presented and discussed the deliverables. The proposed Ecodesign requirements for control systems are made separately at the packaged product level and at the installed product level. Written comments on the proposal may be submitted until 19 January 2021.

New version of EPREL (1.37.0) in PRODUCTION environment

New version of EPREL (1.37.0) has been released in the PRODUCTION environment on 18 December 2020 at 16:00h. This update includes new functionalities for MSA and cosmetic changes.

Fans and refrigerated display cabinets on the list

The European Commission has included fans and refrigerated display cabinets in the scope of products where it intends to submit a standardisation request in 2021 to support the implementation regulations.

New version (1.36.0) of ACCEPTANCE and PRODUCTION

New version of EPREL (1.36.0) has been released in the ACCEPTANCE environment on 04 December 2020 and in the PRODUCTION environment on 14 December 2020. The latest versions succeed the previous updates.

Webinar on 26 January 2021 to focus on Industry Recommendation for refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function

Brussels, 18 December 2020. On Tuesday, 26 January 2021, Eurovent will host an expert webinar on Industry Recommendation covering Ecodesign and Energy Labelling requirements for refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function. The webinar will take place from 14:30-16:00h and the speakers include members of the Eurovent Product Group ‘Commercial Refrigeration Equipment’.

Comments on technical screening criteria welcome until 18 December 2020

The European Commission is seeking feedback on the draft delegated act establishing the technical screening criteria under the Taxonomy Regulation. These technical screening criteria specify the conditions under which particular economic activities qualify as sustainable. They include activities in the HVACR sector. The draft act is open for feedback until 18 December 2020.

Update on the texts voted by the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Committee and discussed by the Energy Labelling Expert Group

The Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Committee and the Energy Labelling Expert Group have voted/discussed the draft omnibus amendment to several 2019 Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations. These draft acts aim to amend several pieces of legislation, those of relevance for Eurovent are (EU) 2019/2024 – (EU) 2019/2018 (refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function).

Eurovent REC 14/6 provides interpretation of new Ecodesign and Energy Labelling measures

Eurovent has released the first edition of the Eurovent Recommendation 14/6 – Interpretation of Regulation (EU) 2019/2018 and of Regulation (EU) 2019/2024. The Recommendation provides the European Commission with industry input for the future guidelines accompanying Regulations (EU) 2019/2018 and (EU) 2024/2019.

After two events outside Europe (2017 USA, 2019 China), the 11th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL) conference returns to Europe in 2021. In 2021, EEDAL will be organised jointly with the International Symposium on Science and Technology of Lighting and will take place from 8 to 10 November in Toulouse, France.