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. 

The consultation on the Future Buildings Standard: 2021 has resulted in changes to Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations for non-domestic buildings and dwellings; and overheating in new residential buildings. 

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

The 2021 edition of the European Environment Agency (EEA) report on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) differs in presentation from the previous 2019 version. It contains a short 10-page summary report, accompanies by a 70-page annex and an interactive GHG-viewer.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its report on Energy Efficiency 2021 which deals with the progress made, the pandemic and impacts on the supply chain of materials. Its objective is to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, not only in the energy sector but also in appliances and  buildings. 

While the actual number of products may not be relevant for the total market, the results published by EEPLIANT in its latest newsletter provide some elements for reflection.

Energy and environmental targets to grow as number of buildings expands

The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) was set up as a voluntary partnership in 2015 during the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21). It involves 30+ countries and 100+ members with different backgrounds and fits within the United Nations Environment Programme. The aim is to work towards a zero-emission, efficient, and resilient buildings and construction sector.

Annual meeting 2021 online as in 2020

In 1991 Eurovent, together with the American, Canadian and Japanese associations founded ICARHMA, the International Council of Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Manufacturers Associations. Meanwhile the membership has increased to eleven members covering many parts of the world. ICARHMA allows the association to discuss global issues related to energy and environmental related issues.

On 24 August 2021 the UK Government announced it postponed the requirement to adopt the UKCA for goods placed on the UK market until 1 January 2023. Meanwhile the UK Government has hosted two webinars and new publications have been made available.

Publication contains everything you need to know about Residential Heat Recovery Ventilation Units

Brussels, 14 September 2021. Eurovent’s Product Group ‘Residential Air Handling Units’ (PG-RAHU) has just published the first release of its Guidebook on Residential Heat Recovery Ventilation Units. On 44 pages, the free-of-charge publication provides a comprehensive overview of all essential information on this important technology. The Guidebook was prepared in cooperation with REHVA (Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations).

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