Eurovent Market Intelligence provides overview on developments of various product groups

Eurovent Market Intelligence (EMI), the European reference for HVACR market statistics and an independent subunit of the Eurovent Association, has just released results of its studies on 2016 HVACR sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The results are based on real sales data. EMI provides annual and quarterly results, market trends and analyses, and makes reassessed data available for non-manufacturers. The number of participants has tripled during the last 5 years and reaches today around 300 manufacturers worldwide for 12 programmes.

Tentative target for the revised version at the end of 2017

With a new Policy Officer in charge since January 2017, a first informal meeting on reactivating the review of the EU Fan Regulation 327/2011 has taken place. Within the Commission’s tentative schedule, the aim is to have an Impact Assessment that will support the revised Regulation by the end of the year. The Eurovent Association is actively following the developments and participates in all relevant meetings at the Commission level.

European Commission has published new energy statistical datasheets

The European Commission has published new energy statistical datasheets, which show the evolution of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of European Union Member States between the years 1990 and 2015. The Eurovent Team has assessed the results for members.

New addition to implementation of the Regulation (EU) 2016/2281

The European Union published titles and references of transitional methods of measurement and calculation for air heating and cooling products, high temperature process chillers and fan coil units. These methods have been circulated as a Commission communication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

European Union continues to lead global efforts to tackle climate change

On 17 July 2017, the European Council has adopted a decision to, on behalf of the European Union, conclude the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol – ensuring the protection of climate from powerful greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). With this decision, the European Union is ready for formal ratification, and has signalled its continued determination to lead global efforts to tackle climate change. What is the implementation timeline and how do future steps look like?

Bulletin provides comprehensives overview on all European legislatitive 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.

Official guideline on the use of Eurovent member logos

Following requests by many of you, this article provides for an official guideline on the Eurovent Association’s member logos, which can be made use of by national member associations, Affiliated Manufacturers, Corresponding Members, and Associate Members. By no means, these logos can be used in relation with a specific product to give the impression being a holder of the ‘Eurovent Certified Performance’ mark. To ensure this, the logos have received an updated design containing the term ‘association’.

Gain insights into the role of Indoor Environment Quality and HVAC systems in modern, sustainable building

Debate.Comfort.Construction.Energy 2017 (DKBE) is going to be a unique event merging experience and knowledge of various experts from the building industry in the unique setting of Warsaw’s national stadium. The conference will address a wide range of topics including Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ), principles of the building mechanical system design, and the impact of user behaviour on overall building energy consumption. The Eurovent Association is supporting and contributing to this forward-thinking conference.

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has published its 2017 report on the use of refrigerants (HFCs and naturals) in Europe’s’ supermarkets

Since 2008, EIA’s Chilling Facts has been documenting the growing uptake of natural refrigerants among some of the world’s leading retailers, reflecting a market shift towards a more climate-friendly refrigeration in the supermarket sector. Twenty-two (large, but also small) retailers have participated in this 2017 report by submitting data covering the 2015 calendar year from supermarkets across 37 countries. This report assesses the impact of the F-Gas Regulation, the trends in HFC and natural refrigerants usage, and the energy efficiency of HFC-free systems. Within this article, the Eurovent Team has summarised key takeaways for members.

Federal Government requires hygienic operation of plants and sets specific requirements

The Bundesrat of Germany (Federal Council) voted, on 2 June, on a new national regulation on evaporative cooling systems, cooling towers and wet separation systems. It will soon be published in Germany’s Federal Law Gazette and is to come into force four weeks later. Operators of cooling towers then receive one year time to notify national authorities on existing plants and to fulfil three major obligations.

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