GEN – 734.00. On 30 November 2016, the Commission adopted the this package that includes a set of proposals that will be discussed in the Council and European Parliament in the coming months. The Regulation on air heating products, cooling products, high temperature process chillers and fan coil (ENER lot 21) has been adopted and can be expected to be published soon.
The “winter package” is encompassing numerous proposals and drafts, about 70 in total to which one must add various annexes.
Within Eurovent the Product Groups Air Conditioning (AC), Liquid chilling packages and Heat Pumps (LCP HP) and Commercial refrigeration (RDC) have already been informed about the Lot 21 developments. Of note here is that the impact assessment study is also available.
It is not possible to analyse or comment on all documents at short notice.
Some of the elements to note are:
a proposal for a directive amending the Energy Efficiency Directive
a proposal for a directive amending the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
a document on good practice in energy efficiency
the Ecodesign Working Plan for 2016-2019
regulations on tolerances (ecodsign and energy labelling)
guidelines on ecodesign self-regulation measures for industry
In all it looks that after one and a half years of relative standstill, policy activities will increase significantly in the coming years.
Link to all documents (it will take you some time to go through) :