COVID-19 safety measures extended to 31 July 2021

In order to safeguard the health and wellbeing of Eurovent members and partners during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to provide for certainty regarding planned meetings, it has been decided to continue hosting all Eurovent meetings virtually until 31 July 2021. Further updates will be communicated to members in due time.

Eurovent members can now change their meeting registration any time

Your feedback matters to us. The Eurovent Team is continuously working on improving the Eurovent website. We have recently implemented a new feature that allows Eurovent members to change their meeting attendance status. Users will no longer have to email the Eurovent Secretariat to cancel their meeting registration; they can now do it directly on the Eurovent Extranet.

New versions of ACCEPTANCE (software: 1.43.0 and 1.44.0, exchange model: 2.7.9 and 2.7.10)

New versions of EPREL (software: 1.43.0 and 1.43.0, exchange model: 2.7.9 and 2.7.10) has been released in the ACCEPTANCE environment on Wednesday, 14 April 2021 and Thursday, 22 April 2021, to let organisations perform testing and schedule necessary adaptations. The same version will be made available in the PRODUCTION environment from Friday, 30 April 2021 and Monday, 03 May 2021.

New premises located in the heart of Prague city

The Eurovent Regional Office Prague has moved to a new location. The new premises are located in a shared office community called HubHub (building ‘Na Příkopě 14’) in the city centre of Prague. Once circumstances in the Czech Republic allow so, interested members are welcome to schedule meetings with the Eurovent Prague Team.

Association aims to boost global ambition of sustainable cooling for all

Brussels, 20 April 2021. Eurovent has become a member of the Cool Coalition, a global initiative led by the UN Environment Programme. The initiative aims to promote access to efficient, climate-friendly cooling for both industrialised and developing countries. Eurovent joins the network of more than 100 partners to help achieve better standards and regulations across the globe in support of the Coalition’s objectives.

European Parliament picks up on long-standing industry petition to regulate Indoor Air Quality

On 25 March 2021, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the implementation of the Ambient Air Quality (AAQ) Directives, in which it calls on the European Commission to regulate Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) as well. The resolution is not binding on the Commission but is nevertheless a significant milestone in the efforts to enshrine IAQ into legislation. It confirms there is growing appreciation among legislators of the importance of clean air indoors, reflecting an ambition which Eurovent has been advocating for consistently.

Ongoing European activities related to the HVACR industry – Update

The European Consultations start with a ‘Roadmap/Inception Impact Assessment’ followed by a ‘Public Consultation’. The Roadmap looks for general comments of the interested persons and stakeholders. The Consultation is the second phase and consists of detailed questionnaires. The industry benefits from responding to these Consultations.

New Position Paper by CEN and CENELEC

Following the European Green Deal, the European Commission published the Circular Economy Action Plan 2 (CEAP2) which pays more attention to prevention and reuse. In response the standardisation bodies CEN and CENELEC have developed a Position Paper with recommendations on how standards can contribute to reaching the Green Deal objectives. An overview of the overall recommendations and selected sectoral recommendations is provided below.

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.

Mr Frank Stocker (Gohl-KTK) succeeds Mr Doic Hordern (JACIR)

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2021 - Eurovent PG-CT elects new Vice-Chairman
From left to right: Laurent Petiot - Chairman, Frank Stocker - Vice-Chairman

During its recent online meeting, the Eurovent Product Group ‘Evaporative Cooling Equipment’ (PG-CT) elected Mr Frank Stocker (Managing Director, Gohl-KTK) as the successor of Mr Doic Hordern (CEO, JACIR) in the role of Vice-Chairman of the group. Mr Laurent Petiot (General Manager France Benelux Maghreb, BAC) continues as Chairman of PG-CT.

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