46-page report as input for the revision of the EPBD

The study identified that the renovation rate in the Member States is still low. Less than half of the Member States provide a clear roadmap towards a decarbonised building stock by 2050, while the majority present a high level of ambition, this is not always supported by comprehensive policies.

Report including tables of greenhouse gas lifetimes

The IPCC has finalised the first part of the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report. It has been finalised on 6 August 2021 during the 14th Session of Working Group I and 54th Session of the IPCC. Some information on greenhouse gases in this assessment does merit consideration.

Member States can rely on EU funded technical assistance to test and implement SRI

The Commission has awarded a two-year service contract to support Member States in the optional testing and rolling out of the SRI. A first newsletter was issued, and the related webpage also updated.

This report presents the assessment results of the technical and economic final energy saving potential within EU27 by 2030, covering energy intensive industries, commercial, residential and road transport sector based on 2016 data.

CEN and CENELEC have provided the European Commission with their suggestions on 79 topics. Of these, around 10 numbers relate to Eurovent. A few of the CEN and CENELEC comments are highlighted below. 

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.

COVID-19 safety measures extended until end of September 2021

Following the ISO approach, to safeguard the health and wellbeing of Eurovent members and partners during the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide for certainty regarding planned meetings, it has been decided to continue hosting all Eurovent meetings virtually until 30 September 2021. Further updates will be communicated to members in due time.

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.

The consultants that organised the stakeholder workshop have made available their minutes of the workshop hosted on 14 July.

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.