New Position Paper by CEN and CENELEC

Following the European Green Deal, the European Commission published the Circular Economy Action Plan 2 (CEAP2) which pays more attention to prevention and reuse. In response the standardisation bodies CEN and CENELEC have developed a Position Paper with recommendations on how standards can contribute to reaching the Green Deal objectives. An overview of the overall recommendations and selected sectoral recommendations is provided below.

Updated references published on 3 March 2021

The Machinery Directive describes the legal rules that a manufacturer must follow when building machines for the European market. From time to time, the list of the related harmonised standards is updated. The most recent update was on 3 March 2021.

European Parliament Own-Initiative Report

This report was launched by the European Parliament (EP) ENVI Committee in response to the European Commission (EC) Communication of March 2020. This non-binding report provides for policy recommendations to achieve a carbon-neutral circular economy by 2050.

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.

Notes from Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference and MEErP information webinar

The Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference took place on 3 and 4 November and was attended by Orgalim. From the summary made by Orgalim, the main elements for the HVACR industry have been abstracted. These are complemented with the first elements relating to the revision of the MEErP.

November update plus improved EU machine translation tool

In addition to the briefing produced by the European Parliament services, the European Commission has published its Autumn 2020 Economic Forecast. Moreover, the freely accessible CEF eTranslation tool has been expanded to include, among other languages, Russian and Turkish.

Eurovent Associate Member to elaborate on new compliance regulations for UK market

Eurovent’s Associate Member UL is organising a webinar on the new compliance regulations in relation to Brexit. The event will take place on Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 10:00-11:00h (CEST) and aims to help manufacturers to navigate market access requirements through the Brexit transition. Eurovent members and partners are cordially invited to take part.

Only half of Member States have provided the European Commission with its strategies

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2020 - Review of EU Member States’ Long-Term Renovation Strategies
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The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has assessed the 14 available national/regional Long-Term Renovation Strategies (LTRS), The analysis by BPIE concludes that many Member States still do not seem to prioritise action in the building industry.

BPIE background guidebook and references to available building data

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2020 - Guidance on EU building legislation
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The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) has published a guidebook outlining the history and past developments leading to todays’ policies together with an outlook on future developments. It represents a valuable introduction to those acquainted and not acquainted with building policies.

Monitoring of outbreak consequences

Eurostat, the statistical office for the EU, produces European statistics in partnership with National Statistical Institutes and other national authorities in the EU Member States. Recently, statistics accounting for impact of the COVID-19 outbreak have been added.

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