Eurovent Middle East has published its Annual Report of 2019, looking back on its activities in its third year of existence. Started in January 2017 with 22 members, the association has grown to currently 46 members and in 2019 implemented dedicated working groups for technical and regulatory issues for Cooling, Air Treatment, Refrigeration and Evaporative Cooling. The Eurovent Middle East Annual Report 2019 can be downloaded via this link.
November is the time when the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the United Nations (UN) publish their reports. The 2019 reports confirm the trend noted in 2018 that the efforts to improve energy efficiency are slowing down. The studies also mention confirmation that the need for cooling continues to increase, as does the use of electricity. The studies provide background to these evolutions.
The European Commission has released the 2019 pocketbook with data up to 2017. Whereas the first pocketbooks elaborated mainly on energy figures, the 2019 version also covers socio-economic indicators and the impact of the energy sector on the environment.
Within the context of the EU-China Industrial Policy Dialogue, a 15-month cooperation project on Ecodesign has been set up. The project aims to get a better understanding of the European and Chinese views and is supported by a common EU-China website.
AEFYT, la asociación del frío de referencia en España actúa como anfitrión de la reunión, el objetivo es ayudar a definir un modelo de referencia para una propuesta estandarizada sobre requerimientos energéticos de los muebles frigoríficos
From left to right: Jesus Beraza (Vice-Chairman of PG-RDC), Felix Sanz del Castillo (Deputy Managing Director, AEFYT) Roberto Solsona Caballer (President, AEFYT), Pierluigi Schiesaro (Chairman of PG-RDC), Francesco Scuderi (Eurovent)
Grandes empresas del sector de la refrigeración comercial se darán cita los días 17 y 18 de septiembre en Madrid en la reunión del Grupo de Equipamientos de Refrigeración Comercial de Eurovent, Asociación de la Industria Europea para Climatización de Interiores (HVAC), la Refrigeración de Procesos y las Tecnologías de la Cadena de Frío Alimentario. Sobre la mesa, la determinación de los parámetros que los expositores frigoríficos deben seguir para la definición de futuros estándares energéticos.
Representatives of ISKID (Turkey’s Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Manufacturers’ Association) and Eurovent signed an agreement to jointly organise the 2020 EUROVENTSUMMIT. They announced that the next edition of Europe’s major gathering for Indoor Climate (HVAC), Process Cooling, and Food Cold Chain Technologies will take place in Antalya, Turkey, from 22 to 25 September 2020.
Record temperatures are measured in Europe, and with the planet getting hotter due to climate change, similar heatwaves are predicted to happen more frequently. It is useful to revisit some of the recent scientific studies that Eurovent also brought to it members in the past years. Industry may need to reappraise the climatic conditions and test equipment for temperatures that are higher than those in standards and regulation to keep up with market evolutions, also in Europe.
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The IEA 4E 2018 Annual Report makes for interesting reading. It provides, amongst others, policy guidelines for motor-driven units such as fans, pumps and compressors. Within two pages, these guidelines summarise the activities and documents developed by the 4E Electric Motor System Annex (EMSA), which contains most useful information for manufacturers integrating electric motor systems. An upcoming activity will investigate the technological developments in the air conditioning industry, updating earlier reports from 2010-2011.
The F-Gas industry roundtable, organised by EPEE, brings together at regular intervals stakeholders to discuss progress in implementing the F-Gas Regulation. About 60 stakeholders attended the roundtable. As usual, the Öko-Recherche report was useful.