After the formal release of the BACS final study on 14 October, the Commission is hosting a Consultation Forum on 15 November to present this study to be followed by a discussion. The possible adoption of the draft minutes of the Consultation Forum meeting on air-to-air conditioners and heat pumps, comfort fans and local space heaters is also part of the meeting.

In 2019, DG Energy commissioned a study that should lead towards the development of a draft roadmap for the decarbonisation of heating and cooling. The draft roadmap should become available by the end of 2021.

The LIFE sub-programme Clean Energy Transition has issued a call for proposals that can qualify for grants. Three topics may be of interest to the HVACR industry. Around 30 partners are looking for collaboration to introduce a proposal by 12 January 2022. 

On 13 October, the European Commission provided an analysis of the recent sharp increase in energy prices and announced in a communication; the publishing of a Factsheet Toolbox for action and support that contains short and medium-term measures that can be implemented by the EU Member States to address the situation.

In cooperation with Orgalim, the Eurovent Team regularly provides you with an in-depth overview on all European legislative developments of relevance to the HVACR sector. The Bulletin provides for a hands-on compendium allowing the industry to assess the status quo and expected future developments. In addition to recent sector specific issues, our Team has summarised some of the key takeaways within this article.

The Technical Secretariat of the HLCF has issued the 22-page report of the 1st meeting and invited to the topical meetings 19 October – Digitisation, 20 October – Resilience and 22 October – Green topic.

European Commission webinar for ‘newbies’ on 08 October 2021

The European Commission is organising a webinar for ‘newbies’ on the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method on Friday, 08 October 2021, 10:00-11:00h (Brussels Time).

Eurovent will share a stand with its German Member Association VDMA

From 05 to 06 October 2021, the Eurovent Team is going to be at Indoor-Air 2021 – a German trade fair for ventilation and air quality. Eurovent will be at your disposal for requests concerning legislation, standardisation and general industry developments.

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. This information allows members to be prepared for developments that can have an impact on them and their products.

Exchange on the study to take place on 15 November

The release of the final report on BACS is expected soon. A meeting to present the study has been announced for 15 November without Working Documents.