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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. 

Sustainable Development Goal 7 on “energy”

In 2015, members of the United Nations (UN) adopted an agenda with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to improve the living conditions of people everywhere. The agenda was later complemented with the Paris and Kigali agreements on climate change. The UN together with partners from governments, civil society and businesses is aiming to achieve this agenda by 2030.

The review study that started in February 2017 has been finalised by Viegand Maagøe A/S and ARMINES in May 2018. These reports have been accepted by the Commission.

Demonstration during the Consultation Forum Sub-group ‘Suppliers’

On 11 April 2018, the meeting of the Consultation Forum Sub-groups ‘Compliance’ and ‘Public’ took place. The European Commission presented an updated ‘mock-up/demo’ of the European Registry for Energy Labelling (EPREL). On 17 May 2018, the Commission is hosting a webinar that is targeted at suppliers. This webinar aims to provide information about eDelivery and its specifications for use within EPREL. The timing to get EPREL operational by 1 November 2018 is becoming tight.

Monthly overview for members on recent developments

On a monthly basis, the Eurovent Team compiles a global overview of the latest developments concerning new standardisation activities and technical regulations of relevance for the HVACR industry. Our Notifications allow members to be prepare for developments that can have an impact on them and their products.

Implementation of F-Gas Regulation (EU) No 517/2014

On behalf of the European Commission (DG CLIMA), Öko-Recherche is working on a series of analysis evaluating the implementation of the F-gas Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 since 2015. This includes, among others, monitoring of the refrigerant prices.

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