Commission proposes to repeal and replace Machinery Directive with new Regulation

On 21 April, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation on machinery products. This Regulation would have the effect of repealing and replacing the so-called Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC). The proposal is open for feedback from the public until 5 July 2021.

Published Roadmap open for feedback until 2 June 2021

The Commission has submitted the Roadmap for feedback within 4 weeks. After this period, a dedicated meeting of the Consultation Forum will be organised to discuss the preparation of the Working Plan. It is expected that the Working Plan could be published as a Communication in the third quarter of 2021. Of the possible new items listed two may be relevant to Eurovent: swimming pool heaters and industrial sensors. Relevant to all members will be horizontal measures relating to lightweight design, recycled content, ecological profile, durability, firmware and software, scarce and critical raw materials. While looking at the Working Plan, the consultation on the Sustainable Products Initiative should be kept in mind.

Senior Director, Manufacturing and Operations at Systemair succeeds Naci Sahin

During the 65th General Assembly, which was held online, the Eurovent members have elected Raul Corredera Haener (Systemair, Spain) as President of the Association. He succeeds Naci Sahin (FRITERM, Turkey), who was Eurovent President since 2018.

New version of PRODUCTION (1.44.0) and ACCEPTANCE (1.45.0)

New version of EPREL (UI: 1.44.0, Exchange model: 2.7.10) has been released in the PRODUCTION environment on Friday, 30 April 2021. New version of ACCEPTANCE (Software: 1.45.0) has been released on Monday, 10 May 2021.

ECC programme to focus on Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency of Ventilation Systems (IAQVS)

Eurovent Certita Certification (ECC) has developed a new certification programme for Indoor Air Quality and Energy Efficiency of Ventilation Systems (IAQVS) for residential applications. The programme covers mechanical ventilation systems for single dwellings (single family homes and apartments). Kick off online meetings are planned for 04, 12 and 20 May 2021.

Briefing Paper for the stakeholder meeting on 06 May 2021

The Briefing Paper announced in GEN - 1229.00 was released on Friday, 30 April. The 40-page paper provides the preliminary findings from the study to support the evaluation of the Regulation and lists initial possible policy options.

Set of stakeholder workshops running in parallel with the Public Consultation

The review of the EPBD started with a Roadmap/Inception Impact Assessment that could be commented upon until 22 March 2021. Since then, a Public Consultation has been launched that runs until 22 June 2022. The Commission has also tasked the consultant Trinomics to gather stakeholder views through hosting stakeholder workshops.

Stakeholder workshop meeting on 06 May 2021

From 29 June to 07 September 2020, the Commission asked for feedback on its inception impact assessment relating to the F-Gas Regulation. This was followed by a public consultation between 15 September and 29 December 2020. Eurovent provided via the Task Force F-Gas its input. On 26 April, EPEE invited associations to a gathering where the Commission and the UK authorities would provide insight into the developments.

Update on F-Gas price evolution monitoring by Öko-Recherche

On behalf of the European Commission (DG CLIMA), Öko-Recherche is working on a series of analysis evaluating the implementation of the F-Gas Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 since 2015. This includes, among others, monitoring of the refrigerant prices. The Q4/2020 report has been recently shared with Eurovent.

In December 2020, an increase of 25,2% was seen compared to the previous year's December exports

Hannover Messe Sodeks Fuarcilik A.S, the organiser of the leading Turkish industry exhibition, has announced its 2020 HVACR sector statistics. The exhibition will take place from 29 September to 02 October 2021 in Istanbul, Turkey. It will be one of the first face-to-face HVACR industry events following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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