The application of the 2015/1535/EU (previously Directive 98/34/EC Directive) has also been extended to new standardisation work undertaken by National Standard Bodies (AENOR, AFNOR, DIN, UNI…) at national level. These notifications are registered centrally by the CEN Management Centre and a "Monthly Notifications Register" is circulated in English to the CEN Members and the European Commission. The National Standard Body generally provides the relevant associations with a copy of these updates.

European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) and Eurovent jointly provide new guidance to market on Ecodesign and Energy labelling rules for ventilation units

Brussels, 8 March 2017. The European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) and the Eurovent Association have come together to release the third edition of a joint comprehensive FAQ on Ecodesign and Energy labelling requirements for ventilation units. It aims to provide answers to the many questions the market still has concerning EU Regulations 1253/2014 and 1254/2014 to ensure their proper implementation.

First discussions in Council and European Parliament

The impression is that both institutions would not favour additional European requirements in the field of buildings. This is motivated by the current political climate with many Member States questioning the European requirements and obligations in many areas.

Efficient cooling of IT equipment in Data Centres will support the EU to become a more efficient economy.

GPP is a voluntary instrument that can help stimulate a critical mass of demand for more sustainable goods and services. It is mainly used by public authorities but also finds applications in the private sector because of the verifiable criteria for products.

The release of the package Clean Energy for all Europeans sees EU activities picking up again.

In 2012 it was decided to outsource some of the activities. The Orgalime partnership received the order for collecting and assembling an overview of overall European developments. The latest update is available.

2017 Implementation of market surveillance at national level

The Regulation 765/2008 obliges the Member States to inform the European Commission and the other Member States about the national implementation, the review of past and the announcement of the annual market surveillance activities.

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.

The consultancy VHK has renovated its www.vhk.nl website emphasising its Ecodesign-related research.

Initiative received support of 92 leading European sectoral associations

Brussels, 16 February 2016. The Eurovent Association has co-signed the ‘Joint Declaration for an ambitious EU industry strategy’, in which 92 leading sectoral associations call for the European Union to implement a determined and coordinated strategy for Europe’s manufacturing sector. In the sector heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR), Eurovent, the Association of the European Heating Industry (EHI), and the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) supported this wide-ranging initiative.

The application of the 2015/1535/EU (previously Directive 98/34/EC Directive) has also been extended to new standardisation work undertaken by National Standard Bodies (AENOR, AFNOR, DIN, UNI…) at national level. These notifications are registered centrally by the CEN Management Centre and a "Monthly Notifications Register" is circulated in English to the CEN Members and the European Commission. The National Standard Body generally provides the relevant associations with a copy of these updates.

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