The EPBD file is progressing in both the Council and Parliament. The Council appears poised to water down the proposal of the Commission, whereas the EP seems likely to call for more ambition and higher focus on social aspects and co-benefits, including Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ).

On behalf of the European Commission (DG CLIMA), Öko-Recherche is working on a series of analysis evaluating the implementation of the F-Gas Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 since 2015. The Q1/2022 report has been recently shared with Eurovent.

The UK government has made changes to its guidance to make it simpler for businesses to apply new product conformity markings in England, Scotland and Wales. The UKCA marking can be placed on a label affixed to the product until 31 December 2025.

The new Call for Proposals 2022 for the LIFE Clean Energy Transition (CET) sub-programme was launched on 17 May. Almost 100 million EUR is available to fund project ideas for the Clean Energy Transition.

The European Commission recently released new versions of the draft working documents on Ecodesign for local space heaters. The deadline for comments is 8 July 2022.

Joint statement published on 15 June by ten European countries. The statement is published mid negotiations on key Fit-for-55 proposals, and in light of the increased ambition set by the European Commission.

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.

During its presidency, Czech Republic will focus on 5 closely linked areas: i) Managing the refugee crisis; ii) Energy security; iii) Strengthening Europe’s defence capabilities; iv) Strategic resilience of the European economy; and v) Resilience of democratic institutions.

Scenarios for this transition pathway will with time have an impact on the HVACR industry, through the introduction of Product Environment Footprints in the Ecodesign of Sustainable Product Regulation. 

On 23 June 2022 the 2nd stakeholder meeting for the revision process of the MEErP will take place. The report and updated eco-report tool includes aspects of material efficiency and the environmental footprint. 

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