The March edition of the SRI newsletter has just been released. The SRI is now tested in four member states, the Czech Republic being the new one.

Brussels, 28 March 2022. The Eurovent Product Group ‘Commercial Refrigeration Equipment’ (PG-RDC) has published an updated version of the Recommendation 14/6 – ‘Interpretation of Regulation (EU) 2019/2018 and of Regulation (EU) 2019/2024’.

Tariq Al Ghussein re-elected as President

During its Annual Meeting on 22 March 2022, members of the Association of the Region’s Leading HVACR manufacturers re-elected Mr Tariq Al Ghussein (CEO, Taqeef), as President, supported by Mr Rafael Van Eijcken (General Manager, Baltimore Aircoil) as Vice-President. Eurovent Middle East showed strong resilience during the pandemic years, which also manifested in the attendance of 40 representatives from its members, the highest number yet for an Annual Meeting.

The Ecodesign and Energy labelling consultation forum (EELCF) meeting was held on 10 March 2022. It aimed at giving an update on the review of ED and EL Regulation for ventilation units as well as for the review of local space heaters.

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. The Q4/2021 report has been recently shared with Eurovent.

The Japanese association JRAIA has submitted a discussion paper on the evolving of the GWP values in different IPCC Assessment Reports. At present the values of the 4th IPCC report are used as reference. During the upcoming ICARHMA meeting its members will look at possible impacts. 

EFCTC started a socioeconomic assessment for the PFAS restriction. EFCTC will launch a stakeholder survey to collect more information on the F-Gas industry sector on 04 April. The survey will run for 4 weeks, and trade associations and downstream users are invited to participate. 

The EC has published (03 March 2022) the call for evidence for an impact assessment on the review of the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling regulations for space heaters and water heaters.

Eurovent Market Intelligence (EMI) has delivered the first 2021 market reports on Chillers, Fan Coils, Rooftops, Chilled Beams, Air Curtains, and Water Fan Heaters. Chiller, Fan Coil, and Rooftop collections have increased in the number of participants.

The European Commission is developing this roadmap. It relies on various initiatives and studies and should result in time in a set of milestones and requirements leading to climate neutrality by 2050.   

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