The first edition provides for a hands-on introduction to air filters for general ventilation

Brussels, 3 April 2017. The Product Group ‘Air Filters’ within the Eurovent Association has released the first edition of its guidebook ‘Air Filters for General Ventilation’. On 28 pages, the document provides for a hands-on introduction to all important aspects related to air filters. It constitutes the first of many measures within Eurovent’s upcoming #IAQmatters awareness raising campaign.

Eurovent, ISKID, and VDMA hosted well perceived ‘Turkey in Europe’ Aircontec Reception during the ISH 2017 in Frankfurt

Frankfurt, 16 March 2017. During the ISH 2017 in Frankfurt, the Eurovent Association, ISKID (Turkey’s Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Manufacturers’ Association), and the Air Handling Technology Association within VDMA (German Engineering Association) welcomed leading industry representatives from Germany, Turkey and the EU to their ‘Turkey in Europe’ Aircontec Reception. Turkey was the official partner country of this year’s ISH.

The European Commission is consulting stakeholders until 14 April 2017

The consultation relates to the implementing regulation 1191/2014 that deals with the formats and means of reporting required by article 19 of the F-Gas regulation 517/2014. It applies to producers, exporters and importers of gases.

On 21 March 2017, the political agreement on the revision of the energy label was reached in the trilogue meeting

The discussions on the Commission proposal started in July 2015 and after several meetings in the related working groups and committees, the fourth trilogue meeting on 21 March 2017 an agreement was reached.

The work on this study, that should be available by 26 March 2017 has just started

The study is carried out by Viegand Maagøe A/S and ARMINES for the European Commission, DG Energy and started in February 2017 and is expected to be finished in medio 2018. It can be expected tha the revision of the Energy Labelling directive will be accounted for too.

Material Efficiency Aspects for Ecodesign

In December 2015, the Commission issue standardisation request, Mandate M/543, to CEN, CENELEC and ETSI to develop ecodesign requirements on material efficiency aspects. This mandate was accepted and a joint CEN-CENELEC (CLC) Technical Commission (TC) 10 was founded. This TC is now circulating the proposals for work items.

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.

European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) and Eurovent jointly provide new guidance to market on Ecodesign and Energy labelling rules for ventilation units

Brussels, 8 March 2017. The European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) and the Eurovent Association have come together to release the third edition of a joint comprehensive FAQ on Ecodesign and Energy labelling requirements for ventilation units. It aims to provide answers to the many questions the market still has concerning EU Regulations 1253/2014 and 1254/2014 to ensure their proper implementation.

2017 Implementation of market surveillance at national level

The Regulation 765/2008 obliges the Member States to inform the European Commission and the other Member States about the national implementation, the review of past and the announcement of the annual market surveillance activities.

First discussions in Council and European Parliament

The impression is that both institutions would not favour additional European requirements in the field of buildings. This is motivated by the current political climate with many Member States questioning the European requirements and obligations in many areas.


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