Product Group Liquid Chilling Packages and Heat Pumps

Eurovent Middle East to continue its ‘HVACR Leadership Workshops’ with a seminar focussed on evaporative cooling equipment (cooling towers)

Dubai, 15 November 2017. Eurovent Middle East has announced the next event within its ‘HVACR Leadership Workshops’ series, which is going to focus on Evaporative Cooling and takes place within the parallel programme of The Big 5 Dubai exhibition on 28 November 2017 (14-18:00h). The workshop is being organised in close cooperation with the EU-GCC Trade and Business Cooperation Facility and DMG Events. The association’s non-commercial, free-of-charge seminar will see leading experts in this field outlining ways to save resources by going evaporative.

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.

Statistical pocketbook 2017 published

The European Commission has released the 2017 pocketbook with data up to 2015. The first pocketbooks concentrated on energy figures. Nowadays, socio-economic indicators and the impact of the energy sector on the environment are covered as well.

First part of a series of statements on commercial refrigeration published

The F-Gas Regulation is obliging market players to aim for low or the lowest GWP refrigerant solutions. In addition to considering natural refrigerants, ASERCOM has evaluated the currently known public test results of new proposes synthetic refrigerants alternatives.

European Commission has published draft for comments

The Commission has just published its draft FAQ that provides for a legally non-binding interpretation of the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulation regarding the Ecodesign requirements for professional refrigerated storage cabinets, blast cabinets, condensing units and process chillers.

Second edition of ‘HVACR Leadership Series’ in Dubai saw high-ranking experts sharing their knowledge in this sector

Dubai, 1 November 2017. Close to 100 people have attended Eurovent Middle East’s second ‘HVACR Leadership Workshop’ at the Le Meridien Dubai Airport hotel, which put a focus on Commercial Refrigeration. Together with the participants, leading experts from the UAE and Europe have elaborated on how to achieve a higher food safety and cost savings through state-of-the-art refrigeration technologies. 

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Second of eight meetings preparing future EPREL database held on 24 October 2017

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For the second meeting, the European Commission brought Market Surveillance Authorities and stakeholders together to discuss the compliance part of the future EU product database. The objective is to get the database operational by 1 January 2019. A model to test the compliance part will already become available by the end of 2017. 

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.