With this document, the Eurovent Product Group 'Air Handling Units' offers a guideline providing a common interpretation on the Commission Regulation (EU) No 1253/2014 of 7 July 2014 on non-residential ventilation units (bidirectional and unidirectional units).

In its position paper from 14 April 2015, Eurovent proposed a new paragraph exempting fans exclusively transporting gases consisting of a mixture of liquid water and air having a relative humidity consistently larger than 90% from the revised EU Fan Regulation. This Position Paper elaborates on why the abovementioned paragraph is straightforward and necessary.

With this Position Paper, European AMCA, Eurovent and EVIA jointly position themselves concerning the Draft ‘EU Fan Regulation’ to be discussed at the Consultation Forum on 30 April 2015.

Whilst revising the proposal for the new Fan Regulation, manufacturers within the Eurovent network call for 1) An exemption of cooling towers from this Regulation, and 2) lower energy efficiency requirements for centrifugal forward curved fans.

In the light of the revision of Fan Regulation 327/2011 and following consultation among Eurovent manufacturers of cooling towers, evaporative condensers and evaporative fluid coolers, Eurovent proposes the Commission to include a paragraph to the new Regulation which would exclude fans transporting gases and vapours with a relative humidity larger than 90%.

We draw the attention of the members to this 10 page update by the European Commission on the ecodesign measures.

In December 2014, the European Commission’s JRC-IPTS has released the draft proposal on ‘Green Public Procurement Criteria for the design, construction and management of Office buildings’. Eurovent members welcome this initiative, however, members from Eurovent Product Group 'Air Filters' would like to recommend the European Commission to integrate the Eurovent Rating Standars for the certification of air filters as well as Eurovent Recommendation 4/19 concerning public enquiries for air filters into its energy efficiency classification.

Registration open: 16-17 March 2015, Workshop, Lund, Sweden – Voluntary and Regulatory Frameworks to Improve Quality and Compliance of Ventilation and Airtightness

Although ventilation and airtightness are covered in most countries by various regulations focused on energy performance and/or indoor air quality, the effectiveness of these regulations is often called into question. A number of studies have shown significant deviations between assumed and actual characteristics of the building or equipment, possibly resulting in non-compliance to the regulation and/or degraded performance.

The Joint Research Center (JRC) is organising this meeting on 23-24 February 2015 in Brussels (GEN 567.01). A technical working group which JRC is now setting up is intent on providing input on the development of Best Environmental Management Practices (BEMP) for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE – note this  encompass more equipment than pure EEE for example display cabinets, cooling towers…) manufacturing. The resulting document will specify best environmental practices which can be implemented by companies to minimise the environmental impact of electrical and electronic equipment manufacturing and WEEE processing. This work is part of a project that supports the development of sectorial reference documents (SRD) according to art. 46 (1) of the EMAS Regulation.

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