Step-by-step approach for manufacturers on how to comply with the Regulation

Shortly after the release of the European Commission guidance document on the Gas Appliances Regulation (GAR), our partner association Orgalime has issued a guidance document written by a Task Force composed of industry experts.

Guidance documents published by the European Commission

The Gas Appliances Directive has been revised into Gas Appliances Regulation, which will enter into force on 21 April 2018. The European Commission has published a guidance document and a set of questions and answers related to this transition, together with a guidance document for local space heaters.

European Commission has published draft for comments

The Commission has just published its draft FAQ that provides for a legally non-binding interpretation of the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulation regarding the Ecodesign requirements for professional refrigerated storage cabinets, blast cabinets, condensing units and process chillers.

Documents available in view of the 1st meeting in Seville on 16 November 2017

The rise in the number and the continued building of new data centres has caught the attention of the European Commission’s DG Environment. Early in 2017, the Joint Research Centre in Seville together with a consortium led by Viegand Maagøe started a study that will develop procurement criteria. 

Input on commercial refrigeration and space heaters requested by 17 October 2017

The European Parliament has initiated a study to evaluate the implementation of the Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC) in qualitative terms through working plans based on the analysis of the following product groups: domestic light products, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, televisions, commercial refrigerators and heaters. The Eurovent Team has summarised the study objectives for members.

Together with the invitation for the Consultation Forum on machine tools and welding equipment that will take place on 25 October 2017, the European Commission has circulated draft guidelines on air heating products, cooling products, high temperature process chillers, and fan coil units for comments. Eurovent has summarised recommended actions for members.

1st meeting in Seville on 16 November 2017

The rise in the number and the continued building of new data centres has caught the attention of the European Commission’s DG Environment. Early in 2017, the Joint Research Centre in Seville together with a consortium led by Viegand Maagøe started a study that will develop procurement criteria.

As of 15 August 2018, the scope of the WEEE Directive 2012/19 will be extended to ‘all’ Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE). The list of EEE subject to the scope has been extended. The past five years have seen discussions on its interpretation. For many Member States, the interpretations will be similar, also regarding large-scale industrial tools and large-scale fixed installations.

This Guide appears one year after the publication of the Commission Notice updating the “Blue Guide” on the implementation of EU product rules. On 457 pages, this Guide provides explanations of the concepts and requirements of the Machinery Directive to ensure uniform interpretation and application in the EU. At present, the new guide is available in English only. Translation into the other EU languages is expected.

An unambiguous interpretation of the requirements set out in the Commission Regulation 2016/2281 is fundamental for ensuring the-level-playing-field

Eurovent has just published its Position Paper related to the European Commission Guideline Document on the European Commission Regulation 2016/228. Eurovent and its Members hold that the EU Ecodesign regulations and measures are a powerful tool to achieve the European Union energy saving targets and to ensure the level-playing-field. Eurovent does not regard these measures as a burden, but as a motivation to further innovate while contributing to progressive thinking throughout all sectors of our industry.

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