The first ‘Vertrauenpreis der LüKK’ by CCI magazine received a very positive echo

On 22 June 2017, the CCI magazine awarded its trust award for the German HVACR industry (‘Vertrauenpreis der LüKK’). Seventy manufacturers of the ventilation, air-conditioning and cold-storage sector had to put themselves to the vote by specialist planners, system builders and operators. Especially Eurovent member companies managed to shine in their respective product categories.

Two-year project provides for some insights, but is not representative for the market

The EEPLIANT project ran from 2015 and ended on 20 June 2017. Responsible national and regional authority bodies cooperated towards enforcement action in respect of non-compliant products. The following product groups were assessed: LED lamps, imaging equipment, space heaters and combination heater. The outcome of the project regarding space heaters including heat pumps are discussed within this article together with some previous projects.

Eurovent Middle East has attended a workshop, in which ESMA informed Eurovent about their new Energy Efficiency Label Design. The implementation is planned to take effect within a short time after publication. Air-conditioners are amongst the products that need to comply. This article provides for an in-depth briefing on the requirements.

Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council setting a framework for energy labelling and repealing Directive 2010/30/EU

On 26 June 2017, the Council adopted without debate on 26 a regulation setting a framework for energy efficiency labelling, which replaces the current legislation (Directive 2010/30/EU). The regulation establishes deadlines to replace the current A+, A++, A+++ classes with an A to G scale. It also sets out a procedure for rescaling the labels based on technological development, and a new product database as a market surveillance tool. This article provides members with an overview on the new rules and deadline.

How the Commission tries to push forward standardisation work

Several consultants have been contracted by the European Commission to follow the work of CEN/CENELEC Technical Committees and their Working Groups in the field of ecodesign and energy labelling. The consultants contracted by the EC have been able to attend the CEN/CENELEC TC and Working group meetings since 2014. The EC has recently updated the consultants’ list. Who are the contracted Consultants? Which is their role? What are the interested TCs and WGs?

Next edition of Europe’s HVACR flagship event to take place in Seville, Spain

Madrid, 26 June 2017. During a dedicated meeting in Madrid, representatives of AEFYT (Spanish Association for Refrigeration Technology), AFEC (Spanish Association for Manufacturers of Air Conditioning Equipment) and the Eurovent Association have signed an agreement to jointly organise the 2018 Eurovent Summit. It was announced that the next edition of Europe’s major gathering for Indoor Climate (HVAC), Process Cooling, and Food Cold Chain Technologies is going to take place in Seville, Spain, from 25 to 28 September.

Monthly overview for members on recent developments

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 prepare for developments that can have an impact on them and their products.

Become a supporter of our #IAQmatters campaign (free of charge)

In April, our new Indoor Air Quality campaign #IAQmatters was officially launched. To date, the response has been very positive with on average more than 4.000 unique site visits per month – and counting. We invite all manufacturers and association to become supporter of the campaign.

Review of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 206/2012 and the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 626/2011 - Draft Interim report (Task 1-2) and stakeholder meeting on 5 July 2017

The European Commission has launched a review study of the regulation on Ecodesign and Labelling requirements for air conditioners and comfort fans. The study covers the review of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 206/2012 and the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 626/2011. The draft interim report (task 1-2) has been published on 13 June 2017, it will serve as the background document for the upcoming stakeholder meeting on 5 July 2017. The Eurovent Team has summarised the review study’s objectives and will attend this stakeholder meeting.

Guide on how to make the most out of your Eurovent membership through effectively using the new Eurovent Extranet

At the beginning of this year, the Eurovent Association has launched its new Extranet with the aim to simplify document and information distribution tailor-made for members’ needs. In this short guide, you can learn how to register for the Extranet, who has access, and the manifold features it provides.

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