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Eurovent Information Bulletin (Issue 28, 3/2018) published (GEN – 931.00)

16 July 2018

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Information bulletin

Eurovent Information Bulletin (Issue 28, 3/2018) published (GEN – 931.00)

16 July 2018

3 min read

GEN – 931.00. 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 addition to the recent Eurovent sector specific issues mentioned within GEN – 922.00, Gen – 928.00 and GEN – 929.00, our Team has summarised some of the key takeaways.


Priorities of the Austrian EU Presidency, 1 July-31 December 2018

Austria will work on mainstreaming technological advances for the energy transition and the technical implementation of the Paris Agreement. It will promote the Circular Economy. This will look first at plastics and persistent organic pollutants. Beyond the Austrian Presidency it will influence also product legislation. 

Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

About the CPR implementation, the standardisation body CEN and the industry agreed to develop a “Smart CE marking” for construction products. This will make it possible to provide information on product performances in a format compatible with BIM tool and apps. As a next step, CEN Technical Committees will develop a product-specific approach together with the industry to allow the optional use of “Smart CE” by manufacturers.

Proposal on compliance and enforcement

The draft report concerning the compliance and enforcement file was discussed in the Internal Market Committee (IMCO) on 16 May. Subsequently, more than 500 amendments were tabled by IMCO MEPs and debated during a committee meeting on 18 June. Many MEPs propose harmonised schemes for risk assessment methodology and checking procedures across the Member States, stress the principle of proportionality in the powers granted to MSA, allow other means to make the Declaration of Conformity available, and insist on the need to ensure transparent and impartial criteria when setting up Memoranda of Understanding between the MSA and stakeholders. The vote in IMCO committee is scheduled on 3 September.

Product Policy Framework

The European Commission has published a roadmap for the development of an “EU Product Policy Framework contributing to the Circular Economy”. The main targets of are: a) developing options for products with low-circularity – i.e. products that cannot be repaired, upgraded or recycled easily-, b) identify and propose policy actions where relevant for products with high circularity potential that are not currently covered, or only partially covered by existing tools, c) enhance synergies of policies targeting the same products, d) improve the utilisation of the opportunities afforded by increased digitisation, and e) empower consumers by increasing transparency throughout the value chain. 

The Commission is expected to launch a public consultation during the summer months. 

Governance of the Energy Union

Following the agreement on the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) the directive on the promotion of Renewable Energy Sources (RES)Directives, a compromise was reached on the Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union. This new Regulation establishes a framework for Member States to align their obligations set by the overall EU targets in energy efficiency, renewable energy and reduction of greenhouse gases emissions.

The agreement includes the following:

  • Each Member State will prepare a national energy and climate plan for the period 2021 to 2030 and will have to present long-term decarbonisation strategies for 2050.
  • The Commission will draft a proposal by 1 April 2019 to design a 2050 EU strategy for greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.
  • On the Renewables target of 32%, Member States will have to collectively achieve 18% of the EU-wide renewable energy objective by 2022, 43% by 2025, and 65% by 2027 before reaching 100% of the objective in 2030. If a country is not on track, the Commission can intervene (“gap-filling mechanism”).
  • On the EED target of 32,5%, the Member States have agreed on a similar timeline, but the Commission will assess the gap on a case by case basis.

The ENVI and ITRE Committees in the Parliament adopted the agreement on 10 July. The text will be voted in the October Plenary Session and then sent back to the Council for final approval before being published in the Official Journal – foreseen for the first quarter of 2019 alongside the other files of the Clean Energy Package. 

If you have any questions or remarks, do not hesitate to contact any of our experts. 

Related documents and links

All related documents and articles can be found in the respective sections in the right sidebar.

  • GEN – 931.01 – Information bulletin 28 – 3/2018 – July 2018
  • GEN – 931.02 – Legislative update 28 – 3/2018 – July 2018
  • GEN – 931.03 – Information bulletin 27 – 2/2018 – May 2018
  • GEN – 885.01 – Information bulletin 26 – 1/2018 – March 2018


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