In December 2021, the Commission published its updated Guidance: Imports of pre-charged equipment. On 29 October 2021, the EU Commission published the 2022 version of the Combined Nomenclature. Both do concern pre-charged equipment and apply since 1 January 2022.

Eurovent’s initiative PRODBIM partners with BIM&CO and Eurovent Certita Certification (ECC) to facilitate access to certified data in BIM software and exchanges. The partnership will accelerate creation of data and improve its reliability.

Until 31 January, the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and UNEP OzonAction are running a survey to understand the background, motivation, challenges, and opportunities faced by women working in the  Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heat Pumps (RACHP) sector. 

On a monthly basis, the Eurovent Team compiles a global overview of the latest developments concerning new standardisation activities, technical regulations and legislative developments of relevance for the HVACR industry. 

The Commission has published an FAQ document  accompanied by a voluntary guidance supplement. As usual, these are non-binding documents.

On behalf of the entire Eurovent family, our President Raul Corredera Haener wishes you all a happy and healthy holiday season and successful New Year. Thank you very much for your continued support, commitment and hard work in bringing our joint European industry ideals forward.

Recently EurObserv’ER issued a separate Barometer giving details of the 2019 and 2020 European Heat Pump market.  Aerothermal (air-air, air-water, exhaust air)  and geothermal heat pumps are covered as well as an overview of 21 European manufacturers.

It has been clarified that there is no equivalence between UKCA marking and CE marking. 

The draft of the Regulation and its annex has been adopted by the Commission and will most likely enter into force after the 2-month scrutiny by the European Parliament and Council. Member States can calculate cooling towards their overall renewable targets. 

The European Commission runs this consultation until 22 March 2022 looking at the conformity assessment modules and the accreditation framework for notified bodies. It would like to know if Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, refurbishment and remanufacturing can be accommodated in the NLF.

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