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. 

On a monthly basis, the Eurovent Team compiles a global overview of the latest developments concerning new standardisation activities, technical regulations and legislative developments of relevance for the HVACR industry. 

On behalf of the entire Eurovent family, our President Raul Corredera Haener wishes you all a happy and healthy holiday season and successful New Year. Thank you very much for your continued support, commitment and hard work in bringing our joint European industry ideals forward.

On a monthly basis, the Eurovent Team compiles a global overview of the latest developments concerning new standardisation activities, technical regulations and legislative developments of relevance for the HVACR industry. 

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. 

The pandemic has stressed the need for both indoor air quality (IAQ) and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and the role of adequate ventilation. Various initiatives have been considering the aspect of ventilation since the 1950s. 

On a monthly basis, the Eurovent Team compiles a global overview of the latest developments concerning new standardisation activities, technical regulations and legislative developments of relevance for the HVACR industry. This information allows members to be prepared for developments that can have an impact on them and their products.

The European Commission has released the 2021 pocketbook consisting of data up to the year 2020. Whereas the first pocketbooks elaborated mainly on energy figures, the 2021 version also covers socio-economic indicators and the impact of the energy sector on the environment. The International Energy Agency has released on 13 October its annual World Energy Outlook in time for the COP26 meetings.

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.

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.

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