The Commission has just provided an update recent developments and the draft minutes of the meetings on ventilation units, space and water heaters that can be commented upon until 7 January 2022. 

A new version of EPREL (1.60.0) has been made available in the ACCEPTANCE environment from Tuesday 30 November 2021, to let your organisation perform testing and schedule necessary adaptations. The same version was made available in the PRODUCTION environment on Wednesday 1 December 2021.

The launch meeting of 18 February 2021 will be followed by a stakeholder meeting on 13 January 2022. A Consultation Forum has been indicated to take place in March 2022. The adoption of the reviewed regulations by the European Commission is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023.

A new version of EPREL (1.59.0) has been made available in the ACCEPTANCE environment from Friday 19 November 2021, to perform testing and schedule necessary adaptations. The same version will be made available in the PRODUCTION environment from Friday 26 November 2021.

Eurovent Certita Certification (ECC) has launched a new programme for Air Cleaners and granted the first certificates to three independent air cleaners with clean air efficiencies for particles, gaseous pollutants, microorganisms and allergens. Clean Air Efficiency classes are presented on a label which allows end users to compare between products.

New version of ACCEPTANCE (Software: 1.53.0)

New version of EPREL (1.53.0) has been released in the ACCEPTANCE environment from Thursday 2 September 2021, to let organisations performing testing and schedule necessary adaptations. The same version will be made available in the PRODUCTION environment from Friday 17 September 2021.

Final report from study consultant published on future of Ecodesign in the UK

The final study report on the future of UK Energy-related Product Policy was published on 27 July. The aim of the study was to identify potential product groups and product design aspects for future regulation in the UK. The shortlisted product groups include many HVACR products and mostly (still) reflect the parallel priorities of the EU under Ecodesign.

Draft minutes of Consultation Forum on air conditioners and local space heaters and working documents for the revision of Regulations (EU) 811/2013 and (EU) 813/2013 shared by the EC

The EC has shared the draft minutes of the Consultation Forum on Air Conditioners and local space heaters and the Working Documents for the Revision of Regulations (EU) 811/213, (EU) 813/213, (EU) 812/213, (EU) 814/213 to be addressed at the upcoming Consultation Forum on 27/28 September 2021. 

The Consultation Forum provided for information on work streams and the priorities that would apply until 2024. The recommendations of the preparatory study for the Working Plan were discussed.

The stakeholder meeting to present and discuss findings of the technical assistance study for ensuring optimal performance of Technical Building Systems under the EPBD was held on 01 July 2021. The objective of the study is to develop guidance for Member States aimed at supporting the effective establishment and enforcement of Articles 8(1), 8(9) on system requirements for Technical Building Systems, and Articles 14(4) and 15(4) on the automation and control systems for heating and air conditioning systems of the EPBD Directive. According to estimates, the total energy saving potential in the EU due to correctly implemented system performance requirements for TBS ranges from 14% to 31%. The largest saving potential is related to space heating, but space cooling and ventilation are also of high relevance.

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