On 18 January 2021, the New European Bauhaus was launched. It is an environmental, economic and cultural project, which, together with the Renovation Wave initiative, will act as a tool to aid the pick-up of sustainable renovation.
Mr Javier Fernández de Bordons, former Eurovent Vice-President and Board Member of Eurovent Certita Certification, suddenly passed away on 8 January 2021. A great HVACR industry leader and a true gentleman, Javier was a valued long-term member of the Eurovent family. In the lines below, Eurovent’s Secretary General Felix Van Eyken looks back at his time at Eurovent and commemorates his commitment and efforts.
This study was published on 13 January 2021 and, while addressing and advocating policies to address the impact of air pollution on diseases, it also deals with Indoor Air Quality and questions such as if ventilation standards, mainly based on CO2 concentrations, would still be enough.
In cooperation with Orgalim, the Eurovent Team regularly provides you with an in-depth overview on all European legislative developments of relevance for the HVACR sector. The Bulletin provides for a hands-on compendium allowing the industry to assess the status quo and expected future developments. In addition to recent sector specific issues, our Team has summarised some of the key takeaways within this article.
The Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 put in place a quota system for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to reduce the supply of these gases to the European Union market. The European Commission has monitored and analysed the EU HFC market employing external consultants since the beginning of the phase-down in 2015. The results of this monitoring with respect to HFC availability on the European Union market and the most relevant influential factors have been published on 16 December 2020.
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.
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.
The second stakeholder meeting on the preparatory study for Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) was held on 15 December 2020. The study team presented and discussed the deliverables. The proposed Ecodesign requirements for control systems are made separately at the packaged product level and at the installed product level. Written comments on the proposal may be submitted until 19 January 2021.
On behalf of all of us at Eurovent, I would like to sincerely wish you a very happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year. May it be filled with health and happiness, as well as personal and professional success and growth for all.