Product Group Air Handling Units

The 10th international conference on Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings and Smart Communities (IEECB&SC’18) takes place in Frankfurt (Germany) from 21-22 March 2018, during the Light+Building trade fair. Compared to previous years, the focus is shifting to energy efficiency in various types of commercial buildings beyond the lighting aspects.

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.

Europe’s leading manufactures of Air Handling Units (AHUs) are currently developing a comprehensive methodology for Life Cycle Cost (LCC) analysis. The future Eurovent Recommendation is going to establish a new standard for LCC calculation on the market. The new methodology will contribute to a level-playing field for all manufacturers. It is going to provide a straight-forward and sound way to estimate the total costs related to AHUs throughout the entire lifespan of the system.  

Eurovent members from certain countries enjoy benefits such as free airport hotel accommodation, fairground transfers and B2B Meetings

The exhibition ISK-SODEX Istanbul 2018 has confirmed that its Buyer Delegation Programme received the support of the Turkish Ministry of Economy and is going to be organised by the Turkish HVAC&R Exporters' Union (ISIB). In 2016, many Eurovent members made use of this opportunity and the various benefits offered.

Seminar to explain how to select EN ISO 16890 rated air filter classes for general ventilation applications while making effective use of its Indoor Air Quality potential

On Tuesday, 23 January 2018 from 13:30-14:30h (Brussels time), the Eurovent Association is going to host a Webinar on its new Recommendation 4/23 (2017) on the “Selection of EN ISO 16890 rated air filter class for general ventilation applications”. All HVAC professionals dealing with ventilation systems are invited to join, independent from their Eurovent membership. After a general introduction, participants are invited to ask questions. The registration procedure is provided within the article.

The preparatory ENTR Lot 9 study on “enterprise servers” that ran between 2013 and 2015 did not result in a proposal for a regulation. The European Commission asked for an additional study by Intertek that was published mid/late 2016. The scope of the study moved from “enterprise servers” to “data centres”. In February 2017, a Consultation Forum took place.

On 22 December 2017, the European Commission released its ‘draft exchange model’ to test the future database EPREL. The first set of comments will be collected by 12 February 2018. The formal registrations in EPREL will start in November 2018. What does this mean for members?

On 18 December 2017, members of the Energy Council agreed on its approach on the review of RES.  A binding EU target of at least 27% renewable energy by 2030 is supported by the Council. In the approach, an indicative annual 1 percentage point increase of the share of renewable energy in heating and cooling is advocated. 

Provisional agreement by Council and European Parliament

On 19 December 2017, the Council and the European Parliament have reached a provisional agreement on the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The agreement mentions that a feasibility study would be carried out to possibly introduce inspections for stand-alone ventilation systems.

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 this article, our Team has summarised the key takeaways for members only.