Product Group European Fan Technology

Evolving industry views and proposal on cascading regulations (formerly: double regulation)

In 2015, the European Commission paper on ‘Ecodesign for energy-related products integrated into other energy-related products’ was discussed during a Consultation Forum. It provides for an interpretation and could serve as basis for further discussion. Throughout the past two years, industry views and proposals have evolved. Recently, some associations have re-entered discussions on this subject and propose a distinction between ‘bespoke’ and ‘catalogue’ products. Eurovent members are asked to critically reflect on this subject and to share their views with the Secretariat.

Scoping study to identify areas for possible preparatory studies

BACS were listed in the 2016-2019 Ecodesign Working Plan as a new set of product groups to be analysed. The aim of the scoping study is to define the product scope, to identify the focus areas and direction to take for the subsequent preparatory study and ultimately determine and draft out policy options in light with the Ecodesign Directive.

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The Eurovent Association’s Team members are recognised as valued experts possessing an in-depth knowledge on European legislative issues, standardisation, industrial developments, internationalisation, digital transformation processes and related areas of relevance for the HVACR sector. Our experts not only provide sound and quick answers to issues our members and partners are facing, but also support their events with keynote speeches, presentations, and hands-on seminars. Learn what we can do for you in this members-only article. 

Documents available in view of the 1st meeting in Seville on 16 November 2017

The rise in the number and the continued building of new data centres has caught the attention of the European Commission’s DG Environment. Early in 2017, the Joint Research Centre in Seville together with a consortium led by Viegand Maagøe started a study that will develop procurement criteria. 

Call for expert(s) representing environmental interests in the development of European standards in the field of Ecodesign for fans

The environmental non-governmental organisation ECOS is looking for expert(s) in the field of Ecodesign for fans of a power range of 125W up to 500 kW to represent environmental interests in the development of standards. The expert(s) will provide technical and scientific input to discussions, in accordance with the related policy context and ECOS’ strategy. Further information on this call for expert(s) are summarised in this article. 

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.

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.

Long-serving Chairmen Kees van Haperen and Gunnar Berg pass on leadership to younger generation

Zoetermeer, 5 October 2017. During their meeting of the Eurovent Association Product Group ‘Air Handling Units’ in Zoetermeer, Netherlands, members have elected Mr Martin Lenz (TROX GmbH, Germany) as their Chairman and Mr Andy Bijmans (Systemair B.V, Netherlands) as their Vice-Chairman. The two take on their positions from Mr Kees van Haperen (Rosenberg, Netherlands) and Mr Gunnar Berg (Swegon, Sweden). Van Haperen had been leading the Product Group since 2002. Both of them had been active participants since the 1990s and now decided to pass their Chairmanship on to a new generation.

Together with the invitation for the Consultation Forum on machine tools and welding equipment that will take place on 25 October 2017, the European Commission has circulated draft guidelines on air heating products, cooling products, high temperature process chillers, and fan coil units for comments. Eurovent has summarised recommended actions for members.

Müller will be the first-ever Swiss to chair Europe’s major grouping of manufacturers of energy recovery devices for ventilation

Brussels, 2 October 2017. During the meeting of the Eurovent Association Product Group ‘Energy Recovery Components’ in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2017, members have elected Mr Peter Müller as their new Chairman, effective as of 1 January 2018. He is one of Europe’s leading experts in this field and Managing Partner at POLYBLOC AG (Switzerland) – a pioneer in advanced heat recovery systems, which has been producing heat exchangers since 1982.