2nd stakeholder meeting to take place in Brussels on 12 January 2018

The draft reports of Task 3 “Users”, 4 “Technologies” and 5 “Environment & Economics” within the review study of the regulation on ecodesign and labelling requirements for air conditioners and comfort fans have been made available for discussion during the 2nd stakeholder meeting on 12 January 2018 in Brussels. 

Eurovent Recommendation 4/23 constitutes a comprehensive guideline, which supports a swift transition away from EN 779 while making full use of potential EN ISO 16890 offers in terms of Indoor Air Quality

Brussels, 14 December 2017. The Eurovent Association has officially released the first edition of its long-awaited code of good practice Eurovent 4/23 (2017) on the “Selection of EN ISO 16890 rated air filter classes for general ventilation applications”. The publication is addressed to all HVAC professionals dealing with ventilation systems, particularly design consultants, facility managers and manufacturers of equipment incorporating air filters. It was jointly developed by participants of the Product Group ‘Air Filters’ (PG-FIL).

New report by European Environment Agency (EEA)

The report shows that the consumption of hydrocarbons (HFCs) was the lowest in terms of their global warming effect since reporting began in 2007. The pacing on the market of HFCs was 4% below the overall market quota limit for 2016 showing good compliance with the quotas.

Draft minutes of the 1st meeting held in Seville on 16 November 2017 available

The number of data centres and the associated energy consumption and related environmental impacts continue to increase. Green Public Procurement is expected to ease the burden on energy and environmental resources and would complement the EU Code of conduct for data centres. 28 persons participated in the first meeting. The preliminary findings are outlined below.

The globally known fan manufacturer has become main sponsor of Eurovent’s biennial key event in Seville, Spain

Brussels, Mulfingen, 7 December 2017. ebm-papst, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-end fan technologies has become Connectivity Leader of the 2018 EUROVENTSUMMIT, which takes place from 25 to 28 September in Seville, Spain. By becoming main sponsor, the German manufacturer underlines its multinational footprint and constant strive for innovation.

Report and industry indicate the Directive is achieving its objectives

The Machine Working Group of the European Commission is preparing an evaluation of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. This evaluation was commissioned by the EC’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW). It is being undertaken by a consortium led by Technopolis Group over an 18-months period during 2016-2017. The evaluation will form the basis for a possible decision to start a revision of the Machinery Directive.

Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and information exchange in digital form

The association Construction Products Europe is working towards a smart CE marking concept in the form of a CEN Workshop Agreement by April 2018. This would also refer to Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Step-by-step approach for manufacturers on how to comply with the Regulation

Shortly after the release of the European Commission guidance document on the Gas Appliances Regulation (GAR), our partner association Orgalime has issued a guidance document written by a Task Force composed of industry experts.

The European Commission has published Directive 2017/2102/EU amending the RoHS 2 Directive 2011/65/EU. The requirements apply to all other electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) that was outside the scope of Directive 2002/95/EC and which is placed on the market from 22 July 2019. This document provides for a summary on the most important points. 

Portuguese HVACR association to further strengthen Eurovent’s industry footprint

EFRIARC to join the Eurovent Association

EFRIARC to join the Eurovent Association
From left to right: Morten Schmelzer (Executive Director, Eurovent), Pedro Gouveia (Member of the Board, EFRIARC), António Rego (President, EFRIARC), António Bordalo (Member of the Board, EFRIARC), Jorge Rosa (Vice-President, EFRIARC).

Lisbon, 23 November 2017. During their 18th ‘Autumn Seminar’ in Lisbon, EFRIARC, the Portuguese association of Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, has announced its membership in the Eurovent Association, which was previously approved by the Eurovent Commission. Effective as of 1 January 2018, more than 30 additional manufacturers are going to join the Eurovent family, further strengthening the association’s footprint within the global HVACR industry. 

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