The revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) 2018/1844 requires the Commission to conclude a feasibility study, clarifying the possibilities and timeline to introduce the inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems and an optional building renovation passport before 2020. This study has just been launched.

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.

Documents available in view of the 1st meeting in Seville on 16 November 2017

The rise in the number and the continued building of new data centres has caught the attention of the European Commission’s DG Environment. Early in 2017, the Joint Research Centre in Seville together with a consortium led by Viegand Maagøe started a study that will develop procurement criteria. 

1st meeting in Seville on 16 November 2017

The rise in the number and the continued building of new data centres has caught the attention of the European Commission’s DG Environment. Early in 2017, the Joint Research Centre in Seville together with a consortium led by Viegand Maagøe started a study that will develop procurement criteria.

Review of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 206/2012 and the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 626/2011 - Draft Interim report (Task 1-2) and stakeholder meeting on 5 July 2017

The European Commission has launched a review study of the regulation on Ecodesign and Labelling requirements for air conditioners and comfort fans. The study covers the review of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 206/2012 and the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 626/2011. The draft interim report (task 1-2) has been published on 13 June 2017, it will serve as the background document for the upcoming stakeholder meeting on 5 July 2017. The Eurovent Team has summarised the review study’s objectives and will attend this stakeholder meeting.

Reflection on the first stakeholder meeting for support of setting up a Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings and related impact assessment

Smart technologies for buildings can increase the energy efficiency of the building stock. To realise this potential, the introduction of a Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings is advocated in the proposal for amending the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). This indicator would allow to assess the level of smartness of a given building in a reliable and meaningful way for building owners, tenants and users. The first Stakeholder meeting took place in Brussels on 7 June 2017. The Eurovent team has participated and summarised the results.

Technical assistance study for the assessment of the feasibility of using a “points system" methodology in the implementation of Ecodesign Directive complex products and/ or product systems

This study is carried out for DG GROW and should be finished by February 2017. The outcome of the study may become a point systems methodology that could be applied to products (and systems) that can carry out different functions.

The review was scheduled to take place by 1 January 2017. The consultants Viegand Maagøe and VHK started the review study in May 2016. The review is of interest to those companies that make use of circulators, either integrated in their products or where circulators are part of a system.

The European Commission has started this project on resource efficiency in building in 2015. Since the Public Consultation started the Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published the technical background Working Paper 2 on indicators.

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