The first delegated act under the Taxonomy Regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) on 9 December 2021. It contains the Technical Screening Criteria (TSC) for the first two environmental objectives: climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation.

The Commission has just provided an update recent developments and the draft minutes of the meetings on ventilation units, space and water heaters that can be commented upon until 7 January 2022. 

In 2020 the Commission stopped the informal practice of sharing Inter-Service-Consultation (ISC) Working Documents with the members of the Consultation Forum. In March 2021, twelve associations, including Eurovent, requested the Commission to re-introduce and maintain this informal practice. 

The SRI training webinar took place on 7 December. A draft for an SRI certificate is subject to a survey until 15 January 2022. An SRI Platform will be launched on 16 December for which one can register.

The HLCF is meant to co-create the green, digital and resilient transition pathways for the EU construction industry ecosystem. It would result in a commitment towards this transition rather than a directive or regulation. 

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. 

The 2021 edition of the European Environment Agency (EEA) report on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) differs in presentation from the previous 2019 version. It contains a short 10-page summary report, accompanies by a 70-page annex and an interactive GHG-viewer.

A new version of EPREL (1.60.0) has been made available in the ACCEPTANCE environment from Tuesday 30 November 2021, to let your organisation perform testing and schedule necessary adaptations. The same version was made available in the PRODUCTION environment on Wednesday 1 December 2021.

A leaked version of the revised EPBD has become available. Some of the aspects included in the proposal are a stronger focus on greenhouse gas emissions beyond energy use and the minimum performance standards for new and existing buildings.

The launch meeting of 18 February 2021 will be followed by a stakeholder meeting on 13 January 2022. A Consultation Forum has been indicated to take place in March 2022. The adoption of the reviewed regulations by the European Commission is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023.

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