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. 

From 23 May to 15 August 2022, feedback can be provided on the Impact Assessment. The assessment includes labelling proposals that extend to air-to-air heat pumps. The adoption of the revised regulation is expected for Q3 2023. 

On 24 May 2022 the EEPLIANT 3 Advisory Board met for a third time to present an update on the various Work Packages. The project runs until November 2023 and deals among others with air conditioning and residential ventilation.

The EPREL database has gone live on 17 May and is now accessible for the public. The Commission has updated on 20 May its ‘EPREL questions and answers’ document.

As expected in the previous update (GEN 1381.00) the Life Calls for proposals 2022 now includes a call to set up this compliance support facility. 

DG Energy has provided on 13 May 2022 the stakeholders in the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Consultation Forum (EELCF X03609) with an update. A selection relevant for Eurovent members is abstracted below.

On 12 May 2022 a stakeholder meeting took place where the results from the desk research and ongoing test were presented. The tests would end by June. A reporting would follow in the 2nd part of 2022.

The first report on the revision of the 2016 GPP criteria for Office Buildings was released in March. The scope has been extended to all type of buildings and the criteria would be finalised by mid-2023. 

An overview of the past 2014-2022 developments were presented during the consultation forum, and a first discussion on the draft working document took place. The Commission integrated the comments made during the meeting and awaits further written comments by 29 April 2022.

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