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Europe’s leading HVACR sector association initiates celebration year

Oslo, 24 May 2018. In 2018, Eurovent entered the 60th year since the foundation of the association. During its ongoing Annual Meeting in Oslo, the industry federation has officially initiated its celebration year, which will be accompanied by a temporary corporate design change, dedicated articles and guest commentaries in the ClimaNovela newsletter, and a campaign called ‘#Sweet60’ on LinkedIn. The celebration months will be concluded with a 60th anniversary event for all members, partners, and friends at the Eurovent Summit in Seville on 27 September.

Discussion on material efficiencies, MEErP and FAQ professional refrigeration

On 16 May 2018, the European Commission provided the draft minutes of three Consultation Forum meetings (lighting, washing machines, dishwashers) held in December 2017. Among the relevant abstracts are enclosed: General and the discussion on material efficiency. Of note too is the updated FAQ on professional refrigeration.

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.

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.

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.

Joint industry position asking to start with pilot trials as soon as possible

On 22 December 2017, the European Commission released its ‘draft exchange model’ to test the future database EPREL. The white goods industry represented by the association CECED has been discussing this database in weekly meetings. This has led to a paper with comments to which Eurovent can subscribe.

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