2018 Eurovent Summit officially opened with a speech by Naci Sahin

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2018 - Welcome Reception by the Eurovent Association President Opening Speech
Ribbon cutters from left to right: Domenico Chicco, UL; Karsten Fuchs, ebm-past; Roberto Solsona, AEFYT; Naci Sahin, Eurovent; Pilar Serrano, Junta de Andalucía; Luis Mena, AFEC; Erick Melquiond, ECC

Seville, 25 September 2018. The ‘Welcome Reception by the Eurovent President’ saw the official opening ceremony of the 2018 Eurovent Summit in Seville, Spain. Through a ribbon-cutting session, the Eurovent President Naci Şahin, the organisers and the representatives of Summit supporters have welcomed close to 500 high-ranking guests from Spain, Europe and beyond to Eurovent’s biennial flagship event. The evening was opened with an official speech by Naci Sahin, which can be read below.

The industry association grows with the addition of Johnson Controls, York and RuskinTitus

Dubai, 23 September 2018. Johnson Controls, a global, multi-industrial leader in diversified technologies, serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries, is specialised in intelligent building management, efficient energy solutions, and integrated infrastructure for smart cities and communities. Together with its affiliated brands York and RuskinTitus, the company joins forces with Eurovent Middle East.

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.

Development ISO 22712 standard on competence of personnel

The draft standard ISO 22712 'Refrigerating systems and heat pumps - Competence of Personnel' has been submitted for voting on 3 September 2018. The voting terminates on 26 November 2018. The input to the national standardisation bodies such as AFNOR, DIN, UNI, etc. are likely to be requested by around mid-October.

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre has made the ‘JRC Integrated Database of the European Energy System’ (JRC-IDEES) available. It offers a consistent set of disaggregated energy-economy-environment historical time series for all 28 EU Member States from 2000 to 2015 and will be updated regularly.

First ever honorary membership to be awarded to Emirati young achiever Ms Roudha Bin Bahr, local staff member employed

Dubai, 10 September 2018. Eurovent Middle East extends invitation to its official inauguration as an independent association in the Middle East, following the official hand-over of its business license as a non-profit organisation by the Dubai Chamber. During a high-level ceremony at the World Trade Club in Dubai, Eurovent Middle East will award its very first honorary membership to Ms Roudha Bin Bahr in recognition and appreciation of her achievements. 

Special guest to share critical aspects of best practices for VRF installations

Dubai, 5 September 2018. Eurovent Middle East has just announced a flagship workshop on Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF). The free-of-charge event forms part of the association’s ‘HVACR Leadership Workshop’ series. The workshop will take place at LeMeridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre on 19 September 2018 at 18:00h and includes a networking dinner. Mr Bibin Thomas of Adel Electronics will share important aspects of best practices for VRF installation. 

Education on efficient technologies part of focus in emerging markets

Brussels, Jakarta, 5 September 2018. As one of the world’s largest industry associations for Indoor Climate, Process Cooling and Food Cold Chain Technologies, Eurovent is set to support emerging markets with educational programmes by sharing knowledge on energy efficient technologies. A seminar on Energy Efficiency will be held during the 2018 Refrigeration & HVAC Indonesia in Jakarta.

In August 2018, the European Commission has released the updated LVD guidelines to help with the common application of the Directive. The guide, like Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), has no weight in law but deals with many practical issues that are of interest to manufacturers and stakeholders. 

Initial study published, second study to be launched

The revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2018/884 introduces a "Smart Readiness Indicator". It will measure the buildings' capacity to use new technologies and electronic systems to adapt to the needs of the consumer, optimise its operation and interact with the grid. The European Commission has asked a consortium to develop the SRI. The report by the consortium was published at the end of August 2018. The European Commission will launch a new study on the practical implementation of the SRI by the end of 2018.

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