Expert webinar on BIM to take place on 15 February 2021

Digital evolutions have introduced BIM and its applications to the industry. CEN is hosting a webinar to highlight the activities of CEN TC 442 and what it can offer to support other Technical Committees in the digital transformation of their standards.

Update on F-Gas price evolution monitoring by Öko-Recherche

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. The Q3/2020 report has been recently shared with Eurovent.

Cross sector initiative to support sustainable renovation

On 18 January 2021, the New European Bauhaus was launched. It is an environmental, economic and cultural project, which, together with the Renovation Wave initiative, will act as a tool to aid the pick-up of sustainable renovation.

Former Eurovent Vice-President passed away on 8 January

Mr Javier Fernández de Bordons, former Eurovent Vice-President and Board Member of Eurovent Certita Certification, suddenly passed away on 8 January 2021. A great HVACR industry leader and a true gentleman, Javier was a valued long-term member of the Eurovent family. In the lines below, Eurovent’s Secretary General Felix Van Eyken looks back at his time at Eurovent and commemorates his commitment and efforts.

Air pollution and COVID-19 study requested by European Parliament ENVI committee

This study was published on 13 January 2021 and, while addressing and advocating policies to address the impact of air pollution on diseases, it also deals with Indoor Air Quality and questions such as if ventilation standards, mainly based on CO2 concentrations, would still be enough.

Bulletin provides comprehensive overview on all European legislative developments for members

In cooperation with Orgalim, the Eurovent Team regularly provides you with an in-depth overview on all European legislative developments of relevance for the HVACR sector. The Bulletin provides for a hands-on compendium allowing the industry to assess the status quo and expected future developments. In addition to recent sector specific issues, our Team has summarised some of the key takeaways within this article.

There is currently no shortage of HFCs on the European Union market

The Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 put in place a quota system for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to reduce the supply of these gases to the European Union market. The European Commission has monitored and analysed the EU HFC market employing external consultants since the beginning of the phase-down in 2015. The results of this monitoring with respect to HFC availability on the European Union market and the most relevant influential factors have been published on 16 December 2020.

Monthly overview for members on recent developments

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

Ongoing European activities related to the HVACR industry – Update

The European Consultations start with a ‘Roadmap/Inception Impact Assessment’ followed by a ‘Public Consultation’. The Roadmap looks for general comments of the interested persons and stakeholders. The Consultation is the second phase and consists of detailed questionnaires. The industry benefits from responding to these Consultations.

New version of EPREL (1.37.0) in PRODUCTION environment

New version of EPREL (1.37.0) has been released in the PRODUCTION environment on 18 December 2020 at 16:00h. This update includes new functionalities for MSA and cosmetic changes.

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