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The region’s HVACR sector association further strengthens its regional profile

Dubai, Sharjah, 23 May 2018. With S.K.M. Air Conditioning from Sharjah, one of the Gulf region’s leading HVAC manufacturers has joined the Eurovent Middle East association. S.K.M. is driven by its mission of ensuring a “Total Customer Satisfaction” with a broad portfolio of premium international products. The company joins an increasing number of leading local and international manufacturers from the GCC region that decide to join the Eurovent Middle East family.

This webinar focussed on eDelivery and its specifications for use within EPREL. The timing to get EPREL operational by 1 November 2018 is becoming tight.  No new information about the data exchange with EPREL was presented.

Europe’s leading HVACR sector association initiates celebration year

Oslo, 24 May 2018. In 2018, Eurovent entered the 60th year since the foundation of the association. During its ongoing Annual Meeting in Oslo, the industry federation has officially initiated its celebration year, which will be accompanied by a temporary corporate design change, dedicated articles and guest commentaries in the ClimaNovela newsletter, and a campaign called ‘#Sweet60’ on LinkedIn. The celebration months will be concluded with a 60th anniversary event for all members, partners, and friends at the Eurovent Summit in Seville on 27 September.

Discussion on material efficiencies, MEErP and FAQ professional refrigeration

On 16 May 2018, the European Commission provided the draft minutes of three Consultation Forum meetings (lighting, washing machines, dishwashers) held in December 2017. Among the relevant abstracts are enclosed: General and the discussion on material efficiency. Of note too is the updated FAQ on professional refrigeration.

Revised technical background document and second criteria proposal

In advance of the second Ad-Hoc Working Group (AHWG2) meeting to be held in the format of a webinar on 29 and 30 May 2018, the second criteria proposals have been published on the JRC Product Bureau website.

Joint industry letter on Implementing Act

As the industry should be able to enter data into the EPREL database from 1 November 2018 onwards, the industry is asking the Commission to focus on getting the database operational on time. This should be done rather than developing an Implementing Act before the database is operational. 

The proposed Primary Energy Factor is being questioned

On 17 January 2018, the European Parliament has adopted a set of amendments regarding the revision of the EED. Besides the overall objectives, the European Parliament proposed to lower the Primary Energy Factor (PEF), which is at 2,5 today. It appears like an agreement would be found to move to 2,3. The consequences are not yet fully understood.

Publication in the Official Journal of the European Commission forthcoming

The text of the revised EPBD has been adopted by the European Parliament on 17 April and by the Council on 14 May 2018. The publication in the Official Journal of the European Union will be forthcoming. The revised EPBD will enter into force 20 days after publication and the transition period for the Member States to implement the revised EPBD is 20 months.

Final programme and early bird registration now available at www.eurovent-summit.eu

Brussels, Seville, 16 May 2018. The registration portal and final programme of the EUROVENTSUMMIT are now online. The 2018 edition of Europe’s major gathering for key decision-makers in the area of Indoor Climate (HVAC), Process Cooling, and Food Cold Chain Technologies is going to take place from 25 to 28 September in Seville, Spain. It connects close to 500 industry leaders from Europe, the Middle East, Northern Africa, and international markets throughout around 40 seminars, meetings, and events. The EUROVENTSUMMIT again offers a unique side programme and experiences that go beyond the usual conference experience.

The European Commission has just published a roadmap that should tackle the issue that today not many products are conceived with circularity in mind. The aim is to identify shortcomings and improve existing legislation. 

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