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. 

Guideline outlining safety standards for flammable refrigerants

The latest document by ASERCOM, the Association of European Component Manufacturers, is a guideline that provides for common interpretation of the demands for, and application of components in vapour compression systems which use flammable refrigerants. 

On 1 October 2019, the European Commission has announced in a press release that it has adopted 10 Ecodesign implementing Regulations. The 10 measures include the revised electric motors and variable speed drives regulation, and the refrigeration appliances with a direct sales function implementing regulations. For the refrigerators with a direct sales function implementing regulations, the implementing measure regarding energy labelling has also been adopted. 

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.

Next phase down step and introduction carbon tax coincide in 2021

On behalf of the European Commission (DG CLIMA), Öko-Recherche is, monitoring of the refrigerant prices. The Q1/2019 report was shared with GEN – 1043.00. The year 2021 will see the third step in the phase-down. 2021 will also see the introduction of a carbon tax in France. 

European ‘Ecodesign’ is not the same as Chinese ‘Green Products’

Within the context of the EU-China Industrial Policy Dialogue, a 15-month cooperation project on Ecodesign has been set up. The project aims to get a better understanding of the European and Chinese views and is supported by a common EU-China website.

Preparatory study launched after last years’ scoping study

In October 2018, the ‘scoping study’ regarding BACS ended. It resulted in identifying BACS as a candidate for a full Ecodesign preparatory study that may result in a Regulation. The ‘preparatory study’ started in July 2019. Together with Ms Charlotte van de Water, Expert Energy & Climate for Buildings of the member association Agoria, we have summarised the outcome of the scoping study and outlined the challenges for BACS and products that integrate control.

Input from the industry requested after the first meeting on 4 September

On 30 August 2019 Eurovent was invited to attend the kick-off meeting on 4 September. Due to the tight deadline it was not possible for Eurovent to be present. The EEPLIANT meetings are open for the participating Market Surveillance Authorities (MSAs)that for specific meetings invite stakeholders. The minutes of the first meeting on RVU will be shared with Eurovent and the consortium is looking for input from industry by 30 October.

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.

Can't see the forest for the trees in the European Product Register Energy Labelling?

Within Agoria, Member Association of Eurovent, its Expert Energy & Climate for Buildings, Ms Charlotte van de Water, has drafted an introduction and overview on EPREL to guide manufacturers. Her document is concise and provides in simple terms the basic know-how for manufacturers. Within Eurovent, the manufacturers of air conditioners, space and water heater (including heat pumps), local space heaters, professional refrigeration equipment, residential ventilation units and, when the Regulation is published refrigerated display cabinets have to register their products in EPREL.

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