EU guidance note from 22 November 2019

On 22 November, the EU Directorate General for Taxation and Customs published a guidance note in case the United Kingdom would leave the EU with no deal. If there would be no deal, the UK will withdraw from the EU on 1 February 2020. If there would be a deal, a new transition period would apply. Both the EU and the UK have been updating their guidance notes.

Studies indicate that efforts to improve energy efficiency are slowing down

November is the time when the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the United Nations (UN) publish their reports. The 2019 reports confirm the trend noted in 2018 that the efforts to improve energy efficiency are slowing down. The studies also mention confirmation that the need for cooling continues to increase, as does the use of electricity. The studies provide background to these evolutions.

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.

With the introduction of the ‘Copilot Certificate’ for building performance, Eurovent, REHVA and synavision set a new European standard for the construction industry. The signing of the agreement on 11 October paved the way for the launch of the world's first building and facility certificate. Builders use the certificate to ensure that their buildings undergo effective quality management.

As you may already know, the Eurovent Association is switching to a new membership structure as of 1 January 2020. After this date, manufacturer participation in working groups and access to the Extranet will be reserved for contributing members only (i.e. Corresponding Members). Read on to find out more about this change and learn what to do in order to keep all your Eurovent benefits.

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.

Statistical pocketbook 2019 published

The European Commission has released the 2019 pocketbook with data up to 2017. Whereas the first pocketbooks elaborated mainly on energy figures, the 2019 version also covers socio-economic indicators and the impact of the energy sector on the environment.

Review study space and water heaters, Energy Efficiency Directive recommendations and EEPliant3

The month of September has seen the release of a few documents. Of these, the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling review study for space and water heaters will interest manufacturers of heat pumps. The methodology to forecast and promote efficiency in heating and cooling has been improved, this will mainly affect the development of the national forecasts (including threats and opportunities for technologies). Lastly, the EEPLIANT3 activities have started. 

Teams of the Eurovent units are at your disposal throughout all exhibition days

From 2 to 5 October 2019, the Eurovent Association, Eurovent Middle East, and Eurovent Certita Certification are going to be at ISK-SODEX 2019 – one of the largest international exhibitions for HVACR, Pumps, Valves, Fittings, Water Treatment, and Insulation. Eurovent will be at your disposal for requests concerning legislation, standardisation, certification, and general industry developments.

AEFYT, la asociación del frío de referencia en España actúa como anfitrión de la reunión, el objetivo es ayudar a definir un modelo de referencia para una propuesta estandarizada sobre requerimientos energéticos de los muebles frigoríficos

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2019 - Eurovent continúa preparando en Madrid su propuesta sobre criterios de ecodiseño para muebles frigoríficos
From left to right: Jesus Beraza (Vice-Chairman of PG-RDC), Felix Sanz del Castillo (Deputy Managing Director, AEFYT) Roberto Solsona Caballer (President, AEFYT), Pierluigi Schiesaro (Chairman of PG-RDC), Francesco Scuderi (Eurovent)

Grandes empresas del sector de la refrigeración comercial se darán cita los días 17 y 18 de septiembre en Madrid en la reunión del Grupo de Equipamientos de Refrigeración Comercial de Eurovent, Asociación de la Industria Europea para Climatización de Interiores (HVAC), la Refrigeración de Procesos y las Tecnologías de la Cadena de Frío Alimentario. Sobre la mesa, la determinación de los parámetros que los expositores frigoríficos deben seguir para la definición de futuros estándares energéticos.

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