Eurovent Recommendation 16/1 defines first air curtain testing and efficiency calculation methods

Brussels, Krakow, 10 October 2016. In the course of its 2016 Eurovent Summit, the Eurovent association has released the first edition of its air curtain standard. The code of good practice titled Eurovent 16/1 defines the first testing efficiency calculation method for air curtains. The document fills a standardisation gap, which has characterised these products for a long time. It defines the Air Curtains’ categories, standard rating conditions, and testing methods, and it can serve as input of how to calculate the buildings’ energy saving by using Air Curtains.

Representative of Danish manufacturer elected Chairman of newly-launched Product Group

Krakow, 4 October 2016. Mr Henning Grønbæk, RAHU Product Manager at Exhausto, a leading the manufacturer of comfort ventilation products and systems which has since June 2016 been a member of part of the French Aldes Group, was elected Chairman of the newly setup Product Group ‘Residential Air Handling Units’ (PG-RAHU) within the Eurovent association. More than 40 participants have joined the meeting during the Eurovent Summit, reflecting the increasing demand for a working group dedicated to this evolving residential indoor climate technology.

418 industry representatives from more than 30 countries gather in Krakow, Poland

Krakow, 28 September 2016. The ‘President’s Breakfast’ saw the official opening ceremony of the 2016 Eurovent Summit in Krakow, Poland. Through a formal ribbon cutting, the Eurovent association President, representatives of the Summit’s supporters and the city of Krakow have welcomed the more than 400 high-ranking guests from Poland, Europe and beyond to Eurovent’s biennial flagship event.

The INTAS aims to support support Market Surveillance Authorities (MSAs) to deliver compliance for large products, in particular large industrial fans  and transformers and to provide industry how it can be sure it is complying with Ecodesign legislation.

The revised standard submitted to WTO on 5 September 2016 now includes reference to both ANSI/AHRI and ISO standards/testing methods.

In 2017 the International conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL) will take place for the first time outside Europe. Manufacturers who have a particular interest for the American market could make use of this conference to address a mixed public that also includes participants from other areas in the world.

The application of the 2015/1535/EU (previously Directive 98/34/EC Directive) has also been extended to new standardisation work undertaken by National Standard Bodies (AENOR, AFNOR, DIN, UNI…) at national level. These notifications are registered centrally by the CEN Management Centre and a "Monthly Notifications Register" is circulated in English to the CEN Members and the European Commission. The National Standard Body generally provides the relevant associations with a copy of these updates.

The revised standard submitted to WTO on 5 September 2016 is identical to the one submitted in January 2016 and solely refers to ANSI/AHRI standards/testing methods.

On 8 July 2015 these regulations were published.  The first tier for Ecodesign applies from 1 July 2016, the second on 1 July 2018 and the third on 1 July 2019. The transitional methods and a revised tool to calculate SEPR for condensing units have been made available.

The “Blue Guide” is intended to contribute to a better understanding of EU product rules and to their more uniform and coherent application the single market. It provides guidance to all parties involved. In general it is understood that industry is aware of the contents of the “blue guide”!

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