Update: Improved standards & product design for their safe use

FRONT is a demonstration funded under LIFE, the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects.  The project should result in Europe’s largest leakage size and simulation database for equipment using flammable refrigerants.

Global testing and certification company to emphasise Cybersecurity in European HVACR solutions

Brussels, Carugate, 29 June 2018. UL, a global service provider to the HVACR industry and beyond, has become the official Cybersecurity Leader (sponsor) of the 2018 Eurovent Summit in Seville, Spain. UL is going to emphasise its cybersecurity approach and expertise during Europe’s major gathering for key HVACR decision-makers.

World leader of HVACR control solutions to showcase Connected Efficiency

Brussels, Brugine, 21 June 2018. The manufacturer CAREL, world leader in control solutions for air-conditioning, refrigeration and heating, and systems for humidification and evaporative cooling, has become the official Connectivity Partner (sponsor) of the 2018 Eurovent Summit in Seville, Spain. At Europe’s major gathering for key HVACR decision-makers, CAREL is going to emphasise its Connected Efficiency approach.

Inventory 1990-2016 and 2018 report published by the European Environment Agency

The European Environment Agency has published its Annual European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990-2016 and inventory report 2018. The report shows a 0.6% decrease of greenhouse gases emissions (-27 million tonnes CO2 equivalent) between 2015 and 2016 for a total of 4,300 million tonnes CO2 equivalent. Since 1990, the EU has reduced its net GHG emissions by 24% (-1,356 million tonnes CO2 equivalents), surpassing its 20% reduction target by 2020.

Final programme and early bird registration now available at www.eurovent-summit.eu

Brussels, Seville, 16 May 2018. The registration portal and final programme of the EUROVENTSUMMIT are now online. The 2018 edition of Europe’s major gathering for key decision-makers in the area of Indoor Climate (HVAC), Process Cooling, and Food Cold Chain Technologies is going to take place from 25 to 28 September in Seville, Spain. It connects close to 500 industry leaders from Europe, the Middle East, Northern Africa, and international markets throughout around 40 seminars, meetings, and events. The EUROVENTSUMMIT again offers a unique side programme and experiences that go beyond the usual conference experience.

Sustainable Development Goal 7 on “energy”

In 2015, members of the United Nations (UN) adopted an agenda with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to improve the living conditions of people everywhere. The agenda was later complemented with the Paris and Kigali agreements on climate change. The UN together with partners from governments, civil society and businesses is aiming to achieve this agenda by 2030.

Implementation of F-Gas Regulation (EU) No 517/2014

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. This includes, among others, monitoring of the refrigerant prices.

FRONT is a demonstration funded under LIFE, the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects. It is often referred to as LIFE FRONT. The project runs until 2020 and aims to remove barriers posed by standards for flammable refrigerants and increase the availability of suitable alternatives.

Guidance for importers of Pre-Charged Equipment

In many countries, questions are asked about the auditors authorised by the Regulation 517/2014 on the emissions of Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases, as well as about the obligations, thresholds, timing, etc. The obligations include reporting above certain thresholds (Importers of substances as well as equipment), Declaration of Conformity (since 01/01/2018) for pre-charged equipment, and quotas above a CO2eq threshold and for imports under certain conditions.

Commission confirms targets to achieve the phase-down

On 6 March 2018, the third F-Gas Consultation Forum took place. The European Commission presentation highlighted that the price increases of F-Gases are well within range. The commitment to the phase-down was confirmed.

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