A joint non-paper co-signed by 9 Member States (Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Spain) on the Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI) advocates the development of a consistent and complete methodology for assessing the environmental, climate and health impacts of products suggesting the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) could be used as a basis 

Publication provides comprehensive guidance to manufacturers and designers

Brussels, 09 September 2021. The long awaited Eurovent Recommendation 6/16 has been published. Developed by the Eurovent product Group ‘Air Handling Units’ (PG-AHU), this Code of Good Practice focuses on the corrosion protection of Air Handling Units. The document is freely available to the public.

The important players of the industry continue to take their place at the International ISK-SODEX, the leading HVAC&R industry meeting point of the Eurasia Region to be held at Tüyap Fair Congress and Convention Centre between September 29 and October 2, 2021. Healthy Air Conditioning Systems, which are on the agenda of the whole world with the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, will also form the focal point of the ISK-SODEX.

From 28 December 2021, the Belgian postal service Bpost must prohibit the sending of mail packaged in plastic (including biodegradable or organic) to any address in the Belgian region Wallonia. Plastic packages will be sanctioned with an amount of € 50/shipment.

Extra year before UKCA becomes mandatory – webinar on 2 September

On 24 August 2021 the UK Government announced it postponed the requirement to adopt the UKCA for goods placed on the UK market until 1 January 2023. 

46-page report as input for the revision of the EPBD

The study identified that the renovation rate in the Member States is still low. Less than half of the Member States provide a clear roadmap towards a decarbonised building stock by 2050, while the majority present a high level of ambition, this is not always supported by comprehensive policies.

Report including tables of greenhouse gas lifetimes

The IPCC has finalised the first part of the Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report. It has been finalised on 6 August 2021 during the 14th Session of Working Group I and 54th Session of the IPCC. Some information on greenhouse gases in this assessment does merit consideration.

Member States can rely on EU funded technical assistance to test and implement SRI

The Commission has awarded a two-year service contract to support Member States in the optional testing and rolling out of the SRI. A first newsletter was issued, and the related webpage also updated.

This report presents the assessment results of the technical and economic final energy saving potential within EU27 by 2030, covering energy intensive industries, commercial, residential and road transport sector based on 2016 data.

CEN and CENELEC have provided the European Commission with their suggestions on 79 topics. Of these, around 10 numbers relate to Eurovent. A few of the CEN and CENELEC comments are highlighted below. 

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