Analysis, recommendation, and selected product groups and horizontal activities

The preliminary analysis of product groups and horizontal initiatives as well as complementary analyses and recommendations have been published in advance of the stakeholder meeting on 26 March. Among the product groups relevant to Eurovent are swimming pool heaters and smart sensors that could become subject to Ecodesign measures. Air curtains are not selected. More important are the horizontal issues that could face all manufacturers: lightweight design, recycled content, ecological profile, durability, scarce and critical raw materials, firmware and software.

Bulletin provides comprehensive overview on all European legislative developments for members

In cooperation with Orgalim, the Eurovent Team regularly provides you with an in-depth overview on all European legislative developments of relevance for the HVACR sector. The Bulletin provides for a hands-on compendium allowing the industry to assess the status quo and expected future developments. In addition to recent sector specific issues, our Team has summarised some of the key takeaways within this article.

Public consultation until 9 June 2021

The Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI) is a key part of the new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP), one of the main flagships of the European Green Deal, and a pillar of the New Industrial Strategy for Europe. Through the public consultation, the Commission is gathering opinions from the public and relevant stakeholders on the main policy options for a Sustainable Products Directive that might be published still before the end of 2021.

Minutes of the second meeting of the Advisory Committee

Bram Verckens, Project Leader, and Ioana Sandu, Project Coordinator have just released the minutes of the second EEPLIANT 3 Advisory Committee meeting that took place on 9 February 2021.

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.

Section with publications on www.eurovent.eu renamed to Document Library

Your feedback matters to us. The Eurovent Team is continuously working on improving the Eurovent website. The newest change is the long awaited simplification of the Document Web Shop. Newly called ‘Document Library’, the publications section on the Eurovent website now allows users to download each Eurovent publication in one click.

Stakeholder workshops in advance of the public consultation

EU DG Energy has asked a team of consultants from Trinomics, Guidehouse, Öko-Institut and Ricardo to provide support to the impact assessment and the stakeholder consultation process on the review of the EPBD. A series of workshops will be hosted from 31 March 2021 onwards.

The minutes of the launch meeting of professional refrigeration regulation review have been published on the project website. The second and final meeting with stakeholders is scheduled for October 2021, to be followed by a Consultation Forum indicatively in March 2022. This may possibly lead to a revised regulation by the end of 2022.

New version of EPREL (software: 1.41.0, exchange model: 2.7.8) in ACCEPTANCE environment

New version of EPREL (software: 1.41.0, exchange model: 2.7.8) has been released in the ACCEPTANCE environment on Monday, 09 March 2021 at 16:00h, to let organisations perform testing and schedule necessary adaptation. The same version will become available in the PRODUCTION environment from Wednesday, 18 March 2021.

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.

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