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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 prepared for developments that can have an impact on them and their products.

Update on recent publications

The F-Gas Regulation encourages the adoption of alternatives to high GWP refrigerants. The European Commission has funded the project REAL Alternatives learning programme, which provides information in 15 languages on the safe use of alternatives such as ammonia, hydrocarbon, carbon dioxide and low flammables. REAL Alternatives is a mix of e-learning, face-to-face training materials, practical exercises, assessments and an e-library of learning resources that groups the knowledge and expertise from across Europe about alternative refrigerants. 

Being still four months away, the upcoming trade fair already sees a significant growth compared to its last edition

Organised by IFEMA, Climatización y Refrigeración 2019 will be held from 26 February to 1 March at Feria de Madrid. In alignment with the dynamic moment that the industry is enjoying, the exhibition will hold one of its most representative editions.

Update on international developments

In the last week of October, the Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA) hosted the 2018 Annual meeting of the International Council of Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Manufacturers Associations (ICARHMA) – of which Eurovent is a founding member. This years’ meeting proved to be very interesting with an outlook of possible future and disruptive issues. 

Draft open for consultation until 21 November, and at WTO level until 21 December

The draft of this regulation has just been published for the European “4-week feedback mechanism” and the global 60-day period for comments.

Draft guidelines available for download

Together with the EPBD Committee composed of Member State experts, the European Commission is working on developing guidelines for Member States to transpose the EPBD, with the objective of finalising them by the end of the year. The EPBD must be transposed by the Member States. 

Bulletin provides comprehensive overview on all European legislative developments for members

In cooperation with Orgalime, the Eurovent Team regularly provides you with an in-depth overview on all European legislative developments of relevance for 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. 

Notes from meeting on 16 October 2018 available

The European Commission is speeding up the development of EPREL. By the end of November, most, if not all functionalities should become available. Manufacturers are recommended to test the database system. 

Ecodesign and Energy Labelling measures out for Inter Service Consultation

The draft measures for commercial refrigeration (aka DG ENER Lot 12) have been issued on the evening of Friday, 12 October 2018. They are subject to Inter Service Consultation for a very short period, with a tentative deadline of 24 October.  It is expected that the measures will be submitted for consultation and WTO notification by November.

FRONT is a demonstration funded under LIFE, the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects. It is often referred to as LIFE FRONT. The project runs until 2020 and aims to remove barriers posed by standards for flammable refrigerants and increase the availability of suitable alternatives. The first report has just been published.