On 12 June, the website of the INTAS project has been complemented with a set of draft documents analysing applicable regulations while testing best practice of transformers and fans. On 20 June, the INTAS questionnaire was presented to the Belgian National Focal Point. The questionnaire has been circulated in 9 countries and 48 stakeholders made comments. The deadline for comments is 26 June.
Brussels, Brugine, 21 June 2018. The manufacturer CAREL, world leader in control solutions for air-conditioning, refrigeration and heating, and systems for humidification and evaporative cooling, has become the official Connectivity Partner (sponsor) of the 2018 Eurovent Summit in Seville, Spain. At Europe’s major gathering for key HVACR decision-makers, CAREL is going to emphasise its Connected Efficiency approach.
On 12 June, the website of the INTAS project has been complemented with a set of draft documents analysing applicable regulations and testing best practice of transformers and fans. Unrelated, but worthy of note is that the State of California has also produced a study on fans.
Following earlier meetings with ASHRAE, Eurovent was invited to the AASA (ASHRAE Associate Society Alliance) meetings on 22 and 23 April 2018. The goal of the meeting was to investigate if an HVAC&R Global Alliance should be established. The meeting also included a most useful overview of UN actions in the field of HVACR.
The recognition of product data that can be used in the calculation of the regional (Brussels, Flanders, Wallonia) Energy Performance of Buildings is a service offered by the three Belgian regions to facilitate the calculations. Within the HVAC sector, this service is offered for fans and ventilation units.
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.
The European Environment Agency has published its Annual European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990-2016 and inventory report 2018. The report shows a 0.6% decrease of greenhouse gases emissions (-27 million tonnes CO2 equivalent) between 2015 and 2016 for a total of 4,300 million tonnes CO2 equivalent. Since 1990, the EU has reduced its net GHG emissions by 24% (-1,356 million tonnes CO2 equivalents), surpassing its 20% reduction target by 2020.
REHVA and Eurovent have released their guidebook on heat recovery ventilation. It includes the latest ventilation technology and knowledge about the ventilation system performance, intended to be used by HVAC designers, consultants, contractors, and other practitioners. This first joint guidebook of REHVA and Eurovent is part of an increasing cooperation between the two associations, with more publications and joint initiatives to follow.
The INTAS project has started in March 2016 and, by late 2018, should provide policy options that could support European Market Surveillances Authorities (MSAs) when checking compliance with Ecodesign requirements for large industrial products, specifically transformers and fans.
On 29 May 2018, our Executive Director Morten Schmelzer has participated in the 14th General Assembly of the Swiss industry association and Eurovent member ProKlima in Lucerne. All Eurovent member companies and associations are cordially invited to their upcoming “Kadertag der Gebäudetechnik” (Day of Building Technology), which takes place on 6 November 2018 in Baden.