The EUPCN has meanwhile developed its Work Programme 2021-2022. In 13 pages, the 18 tasks that the EUPCN shall cover, are presented.

New Junior Communications Officer in the Eurovent Regional Office Prague

Warm welcome to Ngoni Taruvinga, our new Junior Communications Officer. Ngoni recently joined the Eurovent Team to provide support in administration and communication activities. He is based in the Eurovent Regional Office Prague from July 2021.

Some calls of note for the HVACR industry

The first LIFE Call for proposals opened under the new LIFE programme 2021-2027, which comprises four sub-programmes: nature & biodiversity, circular economy and quality of life, climate change mitigation and adaptation and the clean energy transition.

The Commission DG Energy has commissioned both studies to assess the renewable aspects of space heating and cooling. The insights from the studies should serve as input for policies aimed at increasing the share of renewables in heating and cooling, including methodologies for accounting these shares. For cooling, the Commission aims to adopt by the end of 2021 a delegated act establishing a methodology for calculating the quantity of renewable energy used for cooling and district cooling.

The Consultation Forum provided for information on work streams and the priorities that would apply until 2024. The recommendations of the preparatory study for the Working Plan were discussed.

The stakeholder meeting to present and discuss findings of the technical assistance study for ensuring optimal performance of Technical Building Systems under the EPBD was held on 01 July 2021. The objective of the study is to develop guidance for Member States aimed at supporting the effective establishment and enforcement of Articles 8(1), 8(9) on system requirements for Technical Building Systems, and Articles 14(4) and 15(4) on the automation and control systems for heating and air conditioning systems of the EPBD Directive. According to estimates, the total energy saving potential in the EU due to correctly implemented system performance requirements for TBS ranges from 14% to 31%. The largest saving potential is related to space heating, but space cooling and ventilation are also of high relevance.

Requirements for (inter alia) Refrigerating Appliances with a Direct Sales Function and Electric Motors and Variable Speed Drives

On 18 June 2021, UK has published its Statutory Instrument introducing Ecodesign and Energy Labelling requirements for a set of products. Those of relevance for Eurovent are Refrigerating Appliances with a Direct Sales Function and Electric Motors and Variable Speed Drives.

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, technical regulations and legislative developments of relevance for the HVACR industry. This information allows members to be prepared for developments that can have an impact on them and their products.

CEN CENELEC webinar on Monday, 18 October 2021

CEN and CENELEC are hosting a webinar that will provide participants with practical information regarding the preparation of CEN & CENELEC harmonised standards to be cited in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) under the Machinery Directive.

Update available at www.eurovent-certification.com

Eurovent Certita Certification (ECC) has released an updated website available at www.eurovent-certification.com. The new website was designed to provide a better user experience to a wider audience (consultants, technical design offices, architects, and end-users) with a quick and easy access to certified data.

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