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Notifications: Standardisation – December 2018 (GEN – 992.00)

30 January 2019

5 min read
Standardisation
General

Notifications: Standardisation – December 2018 (GEN – 992.00)

30 January 2019

5 min read

GEN – 992.00. 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 prepared for developments that can have an impact on them and their products.

Standardisation

The application of the 2015/1535/EU (previously Directive 98/34/EC Directive) has also been extended to new standardisation work undertaken by National Standard Bodies (AENOR, AFNOR, DIN, UNI, etc.) at national level. These notifications are registered centrally by the CEN Management Centre. A ‘Monthly Notifications Register’ is circulated in English to CEN Members and the European Commission. The National Standard Body provides the relevant associations with a copy of these updates.

The December 2018 ‘Monthly Notifications Register’ included the following issues of relevance:

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1604709
Title: Energy performance of buildings – General framework
Scope: This technical specification provides a framework and general indications on the calculation of the energy performance of buildings according to European standards developed under the M/480 mandate.
Relatedness: REV/AMD UNI/TS 11300-5:2016

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1604710
Title: Energy performance of buildings – Utilisation subsystems – Emission
Scope: This technical specification provides a method for calculating losses and efficiency of the emission subsystem.
Relatedness: REV/AMD UNI/TS 11300-2

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1604714
Title: Energy performance of buildings – Generation subsystems – Heat pumps
Scope: This technical specification provides a method for calculating losses and efficiency of the heat pumps.
Relatedness: REV/AMD UNI/TS 11300-4:2016

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1604715
Title: Energy performance of buildings – Generation subsystems – Cogeneration
Scope: This technical specification provides a method for calculating losses and efficiency of the CHP systems.
Relatedness: REV/AMD UNI/TS 11300-4:2016

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1604711
Title: Energy performance of buildings – Utilisation subsystems – Distribution
Scope: This technical specification provides a method for calculating losses and efficiency of the water-based distribution subsystem.
Relatedness: REV/AMD UNI/TS 11300-2

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1604712
Title: Energy performance of buildings – Utilisation subsystems – Thermal storage
Scope: This technical specification provides a method for calculating losses and efficiency of the thermal storage subsystem.
Relatedness: REV/AMD UNI/TS 11300-2

Country: Luxembourg
National Ref: ILNAS 103-1
Title: Acoustics criteria for residential buildings
Scope: This standard provides a framework for acoustics in residential buildings by identifying, for each type of noise, performance criteria in order to deduce an acoustic performance value.

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1605390
Title: Air quality – Odour emissions and odour impact – Vocabulary
Scope: This standard collects the definitions relevant to odour emissions to air and to odour impact. It contains the definitions of sectoral European Standards (EN 13725, EN 16841) and the additional definitions of the terms used at national level. Those include terms and definitions concerning odour pollution, odour impact studies by dispersion simulation, odour management plans, monitoring of individual odorants in emissions to air, the control and the abatement of odour emissions. For each term, the equivalent English term is also reported, where available.

Country: Germany
National Ref: 11904382
Title: Water conditioning equipment inside buildings – Reduction of microorganisms – Requirements for design, safety and testing

Country: Germany
National Ref: 05800821
Title: Identification colours

Technical Regulations

The 2015/1535/EU Directive compels the Member States to notify to the Commission and to each other all the draft technical regulations concerning products. The aim of this procedure is to avoid creation of unjustified barriers between Member States. These regulations may be found under: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tris/en/

Interested parties (companies, associations, individuals) can send their comments directly to the European Commission, DG Growth, unit B2 “Prevention of technical barriers”. This should happen within 4 weeks of the publication of the notification so that DG Grow can study the issue and decide on action. The mail should be addressed to Mr Casella Giuseppe, Head of Unit (guiseppe.casella@ec.europa.eu). The files would in general be treated by either the present Policy Officers Ms Francesca Stefania Condello (environmental issues), Ms Beatrix Hebenstreit (product issues) or Ms Gabriela Szmidt (energy issues). The list with national contact points (incomplete and with regular changes) can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/goods/free-movement-sectors/mutual-recognition/contacts-list_en.

The Commission and Member States have three months to introduce comments or detailed opinions.

Detailed opinions extend the status quo period by three months and oblige the issuing member state to argue on their legislation and to explain the action that it intends to take in response to the detailed opinion.

In the case of comments, only a clarification on the interpretation of the notified text is required. The Member State concerned shall take comments into account as far as possible. The impact of comments is therefore limited.

It is to be noted that the Commission can block a draft for a period of 12 to 18 months if European Union harmonisation work is to be undertaken or is already underway in the same field.

By mid-December 2018, the following notifications were published:

Country

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

Denmark

2018/637/DK

[DA] Forslag til lov om ændring af lov om afgift af elektricitet

2018-12-19

2018-12-20

Spain

2018/617/E

Draft Royal Decree amending Royal Decree 314/2006 of 17 March 2006 approving the Technical Building Code

2018-12-14

2019-03-15

France

2018/544/F

Order on the reduction of the sulphur content of domestic fuel oil

2018-10-30

2019-01-31

France

2018/469/F

Order amending the Order of 30 December 2011 regulating safety in the construction of high-rise buildings and their protection against the risks of fire and panic. Extended status quo period due to detailed opinion by Czech authorities.

2018-09-20

2019-03-21

France

2018/467/F

Order amending the Order of 25 June 1980 approving general fire safety and anti-panic regulations in establishments open to the public (ERPs). Extended status quo period due to detailed opinion by Czech authorities.

2018-09-18

2019-03-19

 

WTO TBT notifications

The notifications worldwide under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) can be consulted on:

They are can also be consulted via the European Commission website:

Experience shows that not all WTO notifications appear on the EU website. The following new, updated or corrected notifications were made available:

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

G/TBT/N/CHN/1309

National Standards of the P.R.C., Minimum Allowable Values of Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency Grades for Precipitator (11 page(s), in Chinese)

2018-12-18

2019-02-16

G/TBT/N/IND/86

Air conditioner and its related Parts (Quality Control) Order, 2018. (1 page(s), in English)

2018-12-18

2019-02-16

G/TBT/N/MEX/443

Draft Mexican Official Standard PROY- NOM-033-ENER-2018 Energy efficiency of air-cooled AC motors with a rated output of 1 W or more, and less than 180 W. Limits, test method and marking (17 pages, in Spanish)

2018-12-18

2019-02-10

G/TBT/N/CAN/572

Regulations Amending the Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 (76 pages, available in English and French)

2018-12-14

2019-01-25

G/TBT/N/USA/1431

Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces (9 page(s), in English)

2018-12-10

2019-02-13

G/TBT/N/USA/1432

Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces (12 page(s), in English)

2018-12-10

2019-01-14

 

Recommended Actions

Manufacturers producing these products or active in these countries are recommended to check the contents of these proposals.

If necessary, the Eurovent Association can react or file a WTO complaint.

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