New UK Internal Market Bill laid before Parliament

Sep 14th, 2020 On 9th September a new Bill, the “UK Internal Market Bill”, had its first reading in Parliament. The aim of the Bill is to protect jobs and guarantee that companies a...


Review of Energy Efficiency Directive (GEN - 1155.00)

Feedback period 3 August to 21 September 2020   European Policy GEN - 1155.00. The Commission has initiated a revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive so that it may support the objective...


Review of Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on the promotion of the u

Sept. 8, 2020 Feedback period 3 August to 21 September 2020   European Policy   GEN - 1154.00. Under the European Green Deal, the Commission has committed to stronger action on climate ...


REACH initiative: Call for evidence on broad PFAS restrictio

Five European states invite evidence and information on the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) by 31 July 2020   European Policy   GEN - 1137.00. National authorities of f...


EU criteria for sustainable investment (GEN - 1130.00)

Taxonomy Regulation recognises potential of HVACR sector to contribute to climate change mitigation European Policy GEN - 1130.00. Regulation (EU) 2020/852 on the establishment of a framework to fac...


EU public consultation on the Renovation Wave (GEN - 1123.00

European Commission intends to publish an action plan to stimulate renovation by autumn   European Policy GEN - 1123.00. In May 2020, the European Commission published a Roadmap towards a Renovation Wave. The Roadmap received input from 187 bodies, including Eurovent Association, Eurovent Certita Certification and one Member Association (Talteka). Up to 9 July 2020, the Commission is hosti...


New Unitary Energy Efficiency Standard Postponed for 6 Month

According to, the China Standardization Administration recently issued a notice that the implementation date of GB 19576-1029, the new energy efficiency standard for unitary air conditioners, and other eight national standards will be delayed from May 1, 2020 to November 1, 2020, due to the impact of COVID-19. It is understood that the new standard GB 19576-1029: ‘Minimum allow...


National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) (GEN - 1091.00)

6th March 2020 Climate and energy objectives, targets, policies and measures of the EU Member States 2020 - National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)   To meet the EU’s energy and climate targets for 2030, EU Member States need to establish a 10-year NECP for the period of 2021 to 2030 by the end of 2018. The Commission assessed the various plans and provided recommendations to the ...


New information videos on air conditioning labels

February 11, 2020 BY ARBS With the upcoming launch on 1 April 2020 of the new label requirements for air conditioners, the Department of the Environment and Energy (who are responsible for managing the Energy Rating website) have released a series of information videos to assist with the new changes.   See more information here:


ARBS: New Green Star standards proposed

February 11, 2020 BY ARBS The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has released draft credits against its latest rating tool, Green Star for New Buildings, establishing detailed requirements to...


BIM news by PRODBIM and Eurovent (GEN - 1072.00)

November 15, 2019 Set of information on recent developments at CEN and ISO level on Building Information Modelling (BIM) and construction product digitisation   The teams of Eurovent and PRODBIM have prepared an article for members on recent developments in Building Information Modelling (BIM) CEN TC442 standardisation activities and construction product information digitisation. PRODBIM, ...

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