From 15 August 2018 all Electric and Electronic Equipment will have to comply with the WEEE directive 2012/91. Equipment will only be out of scope if it falls under the exclusions explicitly mentioned. Broadly speaking only large scale industrial installation that do not fit into an ISO 20 foot container are excluded.

The application of the 2015/1535/EU (previously Directive 98/34/EC Directive) has also been extended to new standardisation work undertaken by National Standard Bodies (AENOR, AFNOR, DIN, UNI…) at national level. These notifications are registered centrally by the CEN Management Centre and a "Monthly Notifications Register" is circulated in English to the CEN Members and the European Commission. The National Standard Body generally provides the relevant associations with a copy of these updates.

As part of the agreement with Orgalime Eurovent also receives information on activities monitored by Orgalime. China is taking inspiration form European legislation in a number of fields, also in the field of the environment.

The Product Bureau in charge of the EU Ecolabel is launching the revision of the criteria of the Ecolabel for heat pumps and water-based heaters, and is expected to finish this in May 2016.

The European Commission evaluation of current chemicals legislation will also address other pieces of EU legislation affecting downstream users industries regulating conditions under which chemicals are manufactured, treated or used products in which chemicals are used.

In 2012 it was decided to outsource some of the activities. The Orgalime partnership received the order for collecting and assembling the overall European developments .

The results of the second phase of 5 years of research on Low GWP Alternative Refrigerants were presented during the AHRI hosted conference on 21 January 2016 in Orlando.

The EMC directive 2014/30 EU and LVD directive2014/35/EU are replacing from 20 April 2016 their respective earlier directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC. The main changes relate to the obligations of the economic operators regarding traceability.

This 461 pages DG Energy study was carried out by ICF Consulting Limited and covers theindustrial and tertiary sectors. Overall the energy efficiency levels in industry are expected to improve up to 2050

This 138 pages DG Energy study was carried out by ICF Consulting Limited and provides a 2014 snapshot of the national policy frameworks in the EU Member States.

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