Product Group European Fan Technology

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.

Publication contains everything you need to know about the heart of a ventilation system

Brussels, 2 October 2018. The Eurovent Association’s Product Group AHU has just published the first release of its Guidebook on Air Handling Units. On 53 pages, the free-of-charge publication provides all essential information on this important piece of technology in a hands-on and neutral manner.

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.

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.

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre has made the ‘JRC Integrated Database of the European Energy System’ (JRC-IDEES) available. It offers a consistent set of disaggregated energy-economy-environment historical time series for all 28 EU Member States from 2000 to 2015 and will be updated regularly.

Education on efficient technologies part of focus in emerging markets

Brussels, Jakarta, 5 September 2018. As one of the world’s largest industry associations for Indoor Climate, Process Cooling and Food Cold Chain Technologies, Eurovent is set to support emerging markets with educational programmes by sharing knowledge on energy efficient technologies. A seminar on Energy Efficiency will be held during the 2018 Refrigeration & HVAC Indonesia in Jakarta.

Initial study published, second study to be launched

The revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2018/884 introduces a "Smart Readiness Indicator". It will measure the buildings' capacity to use new technologies and electronic systems to adapt to the needs of the consumer, optimise its operation and interact with the grid. The European Commission has asked a consortium to develop the SRI. The report by the consortium was published at the end of August 2018. The European Commission will launch a new study on the practical implementation of the SRI by the end of 2018.

In August 2018, the European Commission has released the updated LVD guidelines to help with the common application of the Directive. The guide, like Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), has no weight in law but deals with many practical issues that are of interest to manufacturers and stakeholders.