The European Commission has released the 2018 pocketbook with data up to 2016. Whereas the first pocketbooks elaborated mainly on energy figures, the 2018 version also covers socio-economic indicators and the impact of the energy sector on the environment.
The first prototype of EPREL has been analysed and tested by Sandrine Marinhas (Eurovent Certita Certification) and Charlotte van de Water (Eurovent Member Association Agoria) while exchanging information with Oscar Miralles, one of the Commission Policy Officers dealing with the practical implementation of EPREL. Charlotte van de Water has composed an article that provides a concrete insight into the procedures. This is referred to in the text below.
Brussels, 2 October 2018. The Eurovent Association’s Product Group AHU has just published the first release of its Guidebook on Air Handling Units. On 53 pages, the free-of-charge publication provides all essential information on this important piece of technology in a hands-on and neutral manner.
Brussels, 1 October 2018. Following its meeting during the Eurovent Summit in Seville, the Eurovent Product Group ‘Air Filters’ has published an updated version of its popular Recommendation 4/23 – “Selection of EN ISO 16890 rated air filter classes for general ventilation applications”. The 2018 version is aligned with European standardisation developments. It includes a hands-on table, which shows that required filtration efficiencies can be reached by using different filters or different combinations of filters.
Ribbon cutters from left to right: Domenico Chicco, UL; Karsten Fuchs, ebm-past; Roberto Solsona, AEFYT; Naci Sahin, Eurovent; Pilar Serrano, Junta de Andalucía; Luis Mena, AFEC; Erick Melquiond, ECC
Seville, 25 September 2018. The ‘Welcome Reception by the Eurovent President’ saw the official opening ceremony of the 2018 Eurovent Summit in Seville, Spain. Through a ribbon-cutting session, the Eurovent President Naci Şahin, the organisers and the representatives of Summit supporters have welcomed close to 500 high-ranking guests from Spain, Europe and beyond to Eurovent’s biennial flagship event. The evening was opened with an official speech by Naci Sahin, which can be read below.
Dubai, 23 September 2018. Johnson Controls, a global, multi-industrial leader in diversified technologies, serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries, is specialised in intelligent building management, efficient energy solutions, and integrated infrastructure for smart cities and communities. Together with its affiliated brands York and RuskinTitus, the company joins forces with Eurovent Middle East.
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 draft standard ISO 22712 'Refrigerating systems and heat pumps - Competence of Personnel' has been submitted for voting on 3 September 2018. The voting terminates on 26 November 2018. The input to the national standardisation bodies such as AFNOR, DIN, UNI, etc. are likely to be requested by around mid-October.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre has made the ‘JRC Integrated Database of the European Energy System’ (JRC-IDEES) available. It offers a consistent set of disaggregated energy-economy-environment historical time series for all 28 EU Member States from 2000 to 2015 and will be updated regularly.
Dubai, 10 September 2018. Eurovent Middle East extends invitation to its official inauguration as an independent association in the Middle East, following the official hand-over of its business license as a non-profit organisation by the Dubai Chamber. During a high-level ceremony at the World Trade Club in Dubai, Eurovent Middle East will award its very first honorary membership to Ms Roudha Bin Bahr in recognition and appreciation of her achievements.