On 15 October 2016 the amendment that sets the dates for the phasing down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), used in air conditioning and refrigeration was adopted by the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the 1987 Montreal Protocol.

The latest update of this report has been just published. It provides for some global insights that may prove relevant and useful in a number of the product areas covered by Eurovent. Of note is that IEA considers that China is now driving global energy efficiency progress and is making a significant mark on global energy markets.

The ATMOsphere review panel has now officially issued this call that runs until 15 November 2017. The case studies should focus on or be applicable to the Japanese market.

Eurovent 9/12 sets minimum energy efficiency targets for mechanical draught evaporative cooling products

Brussels, Nuremberg, 12 October 2016. During a dedicated specialist forum at the Chillventa 2016 on 11 October in Nuremberg, the Eurovent association has released Eurovent 9/12. This industry recommendation constitutes the first European thermal performance efficiency standard for evaporative cooling equipment (cooling towers).

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.

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