The final study report on the future of UK Energy-related Product Policy was published on 27 July. The aim of the study was to identify potential product groups and product design aspects for future regulation in the UK. The shortlisted product groups include many HVACR products and mostly (still) reflect the parallel priorities of the EU under Ecodesign.
Taking into account the changes introduced by the GAR (EU 2016/426), the Commission considers it necessary to request the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) to review existing harmonised standards and to adopt necessary amendments or revisions to these standards or to elaborate new harmonised standards.
The EC has shared the draft minutes of the Consultation Forum on Air Conditioners and local space heaters and the Working Documents for the Revision of Regulations (EU) 811/213, (EU) 813/213, (EU) 812/213, (EU) 814/213 to be addressed at the upcoming Consultation Forum on 27/28 September 2021.
On behalf of the European Commission (DG CLIMA), Öko-Recherche is working on a series of analysis evaluating the implementation of the F-Gas Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 since 2015. This includes, among others, monitoring of the refrigerant prices. The Q1/2021 report has been recently shared with Eurovent.
Mr Peter Müller is sadly no longer with us. The Chairman of the Eurovent Product Group ‘Energy Recovery Components’ suddenly passed away on 07 July 2021 at the age of 53. Peter was an active contributor to the Eurovent activities for many years and one of the leading European experts in the field of energy recovery.
In cooperation with Orgalim, the Eurovent Team regularly provides you with an in-depth overview on all European legislative developments of relevance to the HVACR sector. The Bulletin provides for a hands-on compendium allowing the industry to assess the status quo and expected future developments. In addition to recent sector specific issues, our Team has summarised some of the key takeaways within this article.
Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Norway have introduced a request to consider a restriction on manufacture, placing on the market and use of PFAS. PFAS are substances that are present in various refrigerants.
Both acts have been released within the context of the Fit for 55 package to deliver the Green Deal and reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 55% in 2030 on the path towards the 2050 climate neutrality ambitions. Both acts and their supporting documents are now open for feedback until 10 September.