The Eurovent Association in Brussels is majority shareholder of Eurovent Certita Certification (ECC), a provider of performance certification programmes for our industry based in Paris. ECC runs 40+ certification programmes independently from our association activities. It has its own Board and decision-making bodies and is globally known for the ‘Eurovent Certified Performance’ quality mark.

Association and Certification

A membership in the Eurovent association is never a prerequisite for being able to participate in an ECC performance certification programme, neither is it necessary to be certified to participate in association activities. This distinction is an essential requirement to receive the EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012 accreditation certificate, which ECC holds. Participation in an ECC performance certification programme is voluntary.

The setup of a performance certification scheme is the result of market demand, either directly from manufacturers (usually at least 3 manufacturers) to better communicate the performance of their product on their market, from a product end-user, or from a product or component integrator. Eurovent Association Product Groups may also contact ECC to develop a certification programme for their product type. In both cases, a so-called ‘Launching Committee’ can be set up within Eurovent Certita Certification, which is then responsible for its development. As soon as a scheme is formally running, it is being managed by the so-called ‘Compliance Committees’ within our independent certification company – never by the Eurovent Association.

‘Eurovent Certified Performance’

ECC is globally known for its quality mark ‘Eurovent Certified Performance’. For the HVACR industry in Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa, ECC plays an important role in establishing a level-playing field for manufacturers by certifying performances while guaranteeing the fundamental integrity of their product lines. The ‘Eurovent Certified Performance’ mark indicates that this quality requirement has been fulfilled and should not require the need to be re-proven after the customer’s decision and after the manufacturer’s production process.

Detailed information can be found at www.eurovent-certification.com.