Eurovent Commission

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. 

The final version of this Regulation voted at the 2018-09-17 meeting

The final version of the Ecodesign Regulation on servers and data storage products which was voted at the 2018-09-17 Regulatory Committee meeting of the ‘Committee on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling of Energy–related Products’. It will be published in the Official Journal soon. 

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.

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.

Statistical pocketbook 2018 published

The European Commission has released the 2018 pocketbook with data up to 2016. Whereas the first pocketbooks elaborated mainly on energy figures, the 2018 version also covers socio-economic indicators and the impact of the energy sector on the environment.

A first review, the prototype for ventilation units should become available soon, others to follow

The first prototype of EPREL has been analysed and tested by Sandrine Marinhas (Eurovent Certita Certification) and Charlotte van de Water (Eurovent Member Association Agoria) while exchanging information with Oscar Miralles, one of the Commission Policy Officers dealing with the practical implementation of EPREL. Charlotte van de Water has composed an article that provides a concrete insight into the procedures. This is referred to in the text below.

2018 Eurovent Summit officially opened with a speech by Naci Sahin

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2018 - Welcome Reception by the Eurovent Association President Opening Speech
Ribbon cutters from left to right: Domenico Chicco, UL; Karsten Fuchs, ebm-past; Roberto Solsona, AEFYT; Naci Sahin, Eurovent; Pilar Serrano, Junta de Andalucía; Luis Mena, AFEC; Erick Melquiond, ECC

Seville, 25 September 2018. The ‘Welcome Reception by the Eurovent President’ saw the official opening ceremony of the 2018 Eurovent Summit in Seville, Spain. Through a ribbon-cutting session, the Eurovent President Naci Şahin, the organisers and the representatives of Summit supporters have welcomed close to 500 high-ranking guests from Spain, Europe and beyond to Eurovent’s biennial flagship event. The evening was opened with an official speech by Naci Sahin, which can be read below.