Product Group Air Conditioners

No new ambitions formulated by EU executive when pressed by MEP

In response to a written question by a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), the Commission has clarified its stance on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). The Commission’s reply mostly summarises the status quo and reveals no new ambitions to develop an EU policy framework for IAQ.

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

The Eurovent Team is at your disposal throughout all exhibition days

From 28 September to 02 October 2021, the Eurovent Team is going to be at ISK-SODEX 2021 – one of the largest international exhibitions for HVACR, insulation, pumps, valves, fittings, water treatment, fire prevention, pools and solar energy systems. Eurovent will be at your disposal for requests concerning legislation, standardisation and general industry developments throughout all exhibition days.

Update on the coverage of HVACR equipment manufacturing activities

The Technical Screening Criteria in Annex I contains some apparent inconsistencies applying to HVACR equipment manufacturing under Article 3.5. These inconsistencies have been pointed out to DG FISMA and DG ENER. Meanwhile, the Platform on Sustainable Finance has published its draft recommendations to the Commission for the remaining 4 environmental objectives, which may also have an impact on HVACR equipment manufacturing. Feedback is open until 24 September.

Become the next addition to our small, international Team

Eurovent is looking for a new Technical and Regulatory Affairs Officer! Eurovent is the European Industry Association for Indoor Climate (HVAC), Process Cooling, and Food Cold Chain Technologies. Our association acts as a bridge between our members and the EU institutions to enable safe and reliable heating, cooling, and ventilation technologies to contribute to the EU’s climate neutrality ambitions. We represent more than 1.000 organisations from over 30 countries, most of which are SMEs.

A joint non-paper co-signed by 9 Member States (Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Spain) on the Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI) advocates the development of a consistent and complete methodology for assessing the environmental, climate and health impacts of products suggesting the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) could be used as a basis 

New version of ACCEPTANCE (Software: 1.53.0)

New version of EPREL (1.53.0) has been released in the ACCEPTANCE environment from Thursday 2 September 2021, to let organisations performing testing and schedule necessary adaptations. The same version will be made available in the PRODUCTION environment from Friday 17 September 2021.

From 28 December 2021, the Belgian postal service Bpost must prohibit the sending of mail packaged in plastic (including biodegradable or organic) to any address in the Belgian region Wallonia. Plastic packages will be sanctioned with an amount of € 50/shipment.

The important players of the industry continue to take their place at the International ISK-SODEX, the leading HVAC&R industry meeting point of the Eurasia Region to be held at Tüyap Fair Congress and Convention Centre between September 29 and October 2, 2021. Healthy Air Conditioning Systems, which are on the agenda of the whole world with the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, will also form the focal point of the ISK-SODEX.

Extra year before UKCA becomes mandatory – webinar on 2 September

On 24 August 2021 the UK Government announced it postponed the requirement to adopt the UKCA for goods placed on the UK market until 1 January 2023.