The European Commission's Joint Research Centre has made the ‘JRC Integrated Database of the European Energy System’ (JRC-IDEES) available. It offers a consistent set of disaggregated energy-economy-environment historical time series for all 28 EU Member States from 2000 to 2015 and will be updated regularly.

First ever honorary membership to be awarded to Emirati young achiever Ms Roudha Bin Bahr, local staff member employed

Dubai, 10 September 2018. Eurovent Middle East extends invitation to its official inauguration as an independent association in the Middle East, following the official hand-over of its business license as a non-profit organisation by the Dubai Chamber. During a high-level ceremony at the World Trade Club in Dubai, Eurovent Middle East will award its very first honorary membership to Ms Roudha Bin Bahr in recognition and appreciation of her achievements. 

Special guest to share critical aspects of best practices for VRF installations

Dubai, 5 September 2018. Eurovent Middle East has just announced a flagship workshop on Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF). The free-of-charge event forms part of the association’s ‘HVACR Leadership Workshop’ series. The workshop will take place at LeMeridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre on 19 September 2018 at 18:00h and includes a networking dinner. Mr Bibin Thomas of Adel Electronics will share important aspects of best practices for VRF installation. 

Education on efficient technologies part of focus in emerging markets

Brussels, Jakarta, 5 September 2018. As one of the world’s largest industry associations for Indoor Climate, Process Cooling and Food Cold Chain Technologies, Eurovent is set to support emerging markets with educational programmes by sharing knowledge on energy efficient technologies. A seminar on Energy Efficiency will be held during the 2018 Refrigeration & HVAC Indonesia in Jakarta.

Initial study published, second study to be launched

The revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2018/884 introduces a "Smart Readiness Indicator". It will measure the buildings' capacity to use new technologies and electronic systems to adapt to the needs of the consumer, optimise its operation and interact with the grid. The European Commission has asked a consortium to develop the SRI. The report by the consortium was published at the end of August 2018. The European Commission will launch a new study on the practical implementation of the SRI by the end of 2018.

In August 2018, the European Commission has released the updated LVD guidelines to help with the common application of the Directive. The guide, like Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), has no weight in law but deals with many practical issues that are of interest to manufacturers and stakeholders. 

Prototype of EPREL available in the Pilot environment

The prototype of EPREL that has become available on 28 August relates to eight product groups that are not within the sphere of Eurovent. It is expected that the prototypes for professional refrigerated storage cabinets, residential ventilation, air-conditioners, space and water heaters including heat pumps will become available soon.

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.

ClimaNovela interview series, today: Francesco Scuderi

In each ClimaNovela edition throughout the summer, Eurovent Board and senior staff members are going to answer a question concerning the state of the European industry, technological evolutions, digitisation, the upcoming Eurovent Summit in Seville or other issues of relevance. Our fourth one goes to our Deputy Secretary General, Francesco Scuderi: Organised by Eurovent, AEFYT and AFEC, at the end of September a new edition of the Eurovent Summit will be held in Seville. Why have you chosen Spain? What do you expect from this edition?

Industry knowledge will be tested during the 2018 Eurovent Summit in Seville, Spain

Brussels, Seville, 14 August 2018. During the next edition of the Eurovent Summit, taking place from 25 to 28 September 2018 in Seville, Spain, participants will be challenged in an HVACR version of ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?’.

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