Members of the Eurovent Association and Eurovent Middle East jointly raise awareness on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) through a wide-ranging, interactive, open-source campaign

Brussels, Dubai, 24 April 2017. During an online press conference, the Eurovent Association (Brussels) and Eurovent Middle East (Dubai) have officially launched #IAQmatters – a joint initiative of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) manufacturers in Europe and the Middle East, which provides solutions to ensure a healthy indoor climate. #IAQmatters was developed in close cooperation with leading experts such as Prof. Geo Clausen from the Section for Indoor Climate and Building Physics at Denmark Technical University (DTU). Prof. Stefano Cognati, President of REHVA, is one of the campaign’s patrons.

The first edition provides for a hands-on introduction to air filters for general ventilation

Brussels, 3 April 2017. The Product Group ‘Air Filters’ within the Eurovent Association has released the first edition of its guidebook ‘Air Filters for General Ventilation’. On 28 pages, the document provides for a hands-on introduction to all important aspects related to air filters. It constitutes the first of many measures within Eurovent’s upcoming #IAQmatters awareness raising campaign.

This note by Orgalime summarizes the content of the working plan and includes new aspects in the implementation of the Ecodesign framework and the adoption procedure.

Within DG Energy the responsibilities of the Policy Officers that have recently started have been allocated. The first months will be spent on getting familiar with their files.

Eurovent input for the European Commission technical assistance study on ‘points system’ methodology

Since the advent of the 2012-2014 Ecodesign work plan, the analysis and investigations of complex energy-related products and systems for prospective Ecodesign and Energy Labelling implementing measures have significantly increased. These complex products and systems have degrees of heterogeneity that complicate their assessment against common metrics and measurement methods. The European Commission is working on a technical assistance study aiming to address the complex energy-relataed products within the Ecodesign Framework.

On 30 November 2016, the Commission adopted the this package that includes a set of proposals that will be discussed in the Council and European Parliament in the coming months. The Regulation on air heating products, cooling products, high temperature process chillers and fan coil (ENER lot 21) has been adopted and can be expected to be published soon.

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) drafts and publishes HVACR Industry Guidelines that in addition to standards are used within America. These guidelines provide valuable information for a number of products and topics and can be downloaded free of charge.

The “Blue Guide” is intended to contribute to a better understanding of EU product rules and to their more uniform and coherent application the single market. It provides guidance to all parties involved. In general it is understood that industry is aware of the contents of the “blue guide”!

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.

The F-gas draft implementing acts on the declaration of conformity and the verification by an independent auditor have been published on the comitology registry.

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