Under the Horizon2020 Innovation Framework Programme the EU is funding the project “SuperSmart”. This project looks at different possibilities to increase energy efficiency in supermarkets. It may support the possible introduction of an Ecolabel for supermarkets.

DG CLIMA of the European Commission has asked Öko-Recherche of Germany to carry out this study.  The Member States and selected stakeholders have been asked to provide input by 31 May 2016.

China Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Industry Association (CRAA), Chinese Association of Refrigeration (CAR), World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET), Xi'an Polytechnic University and University of Hull are organizing the 1st conference of a series of conferences that would be organised in cities along the “Silk Road” with the last conference taking in Europe.

AREA, the European association of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) contractors has been closely following the legislation its field and has produced a number of guidelines on how to handle refrigerants.

The Öko-Institut published the attached to assess four renewal requests for RoHS 2 Annex III exemptions. One exemption relates to bearings and bushes in the HVACR applications.