On a monthly basis, the Eurovent Team compiles a global overview of the latest developments concerning new standardisation activities, technical regulations and legislative developments of relevance for the HVACR industry.

Eurovent Market Intelligence (EMI) invites you to explore its new website which offers a user-friendly experience. The website was designed to provide an ease of access to statistics, market reports and publications in the HVACR industry.

A leaked version of the Regulation on Ecodesign for sustainable products repealing the Ecodesign Framework Directive and amending the Regulation on market surveillance and compliance of products appeared on 2 March 2022. 

The review of Regulation (EU) 327/2011 started in 2014 but after the first Consultation Forum in 2015, the process suffered a significant delay due to concerns raised about cascading and large fans. The next Consultation Forum takes places on 1 April 2022.

In 2021, the Commission adopted a proposal for a new CBAM which will put a carbon price on imports of selected products. The future impact of CBAM on downstream industries such as HVACR does require addressing.

The draft report from the lead European Parliament ITRE Committee and the draft Council amendments on the European Commission’s revision proposal on the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) are now available. 

The European Commission has asked a consortium to develop an EU-wide whole life carbon roadmap to outline how all building-related emissions can be mitigated by 2050.  A kick-off webinar is hosted on 8 March 2022.

EPEE hosted an F-Gas Industry Gathering on 16 February and invited DG CLIMA and the UK DEFRA to discuss the findings from the HFC Outlook modelling tool in view of the upcoming F-Gas Regulation revision. DC CLIMA provided the information below.

Brussels, Hitzkirch, 25 February 2022. WIKA has formally joined Eurovent as a Corresponding Member. It is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of mechanical and electronic pressure, temperature, level and force measuring devices.

Brussels, Zürich 01 March 2022. Eurovent extends its welcome to ABB, one of the leading manufacturers of HVACR drives, motors and controls, as its newest Corresponding Member. The membership was approved during the Eurovent Board of Directors meeting in February 2022.

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