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Notifications: Standardisation – July 2018 (GEN – 939.00)

23 August 2018

6 min read
Standardisation
General

Notifications: Standardisation – July 2018 (GEN – 939.00)

23 August 2018

6 min read

GEN – 939.00. 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 Directive98/34/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 generally provides the relevant associations with a copy of these updates.

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

Country: Czech Republic
Project ID: 73004815/0001 Published
Title: Energy performance of buildings – Typical values for calculation – Part 1: General
Scope: This standard contains in the annex’s informative parameters for:

  • Typical values and ranges of specified performance parameters of building technical systems
  • Typical profiles of different types of buildings and operations (operating hours, ventilation, lighting and hot water requirements, internal heat loads from equipment)
  • Climate data for calculating the energy performance of buildings in the Czech Republic by the monthly calculation step
  • The definition of the concept of the energy-related area

Relatedness: AMD TNI 73 0331 (2013)

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1604774
Title: Thermal insulating for building applications. Guidelines on performance characteristics, mode of use and installation.
Scope: The document defines guidelines to help building operators to check if insulation materials have the needed performances and to provide them with correct and clear information on the use of thermal insulating materials during the management at building site and installation. The document aims to provide building companies, designers, public administrations and all the technicians involved in the building process with the necessary indications, depending on the application, the choice and the use of thermal insulating products. In fact, thermal insulating products play a key role in the construction of buildings with low energy consumption (for example to achieve nearly zero-energy level, in new or refurbished buildings). The aim is that performances will be maintained at technical data sheets levels and that building operators will follow the correct safety advices.

Country: Switzerland 
Project ID: CH180008/0001 
National Ref: prSIA 2044
Title: Air-conditioned buildings. Standard calculation method for the power and energy requirements
Relatedness: REV/AMD SIA 2044:2011

Country: Slovakia
National Ref: STN 73 0540-2
Title: Thermal protection of buildings – Thermal performance of buildings and components – Part 2: Functional requirements
Scope: Requirements for the thermal and technical properties of building structures and buildings, building heat requirements for different levels of construction (energy-efficient buildings, low-energy and ultra-low-energy buildings, nearly zero energy buildings) and building categories are the subject of the document.

Country: Switzerland 
Project ID: CH180007/0001 
National Ref: prSIA 2032
Title: Grey energy – Life cycle assessment for the construction of buildings

Country: Estonia
National Ref: prEVS 875-10
Title: Property valuation – Part 10: Data collection and analysis, property inspection
Scope: This standard applies to data collection and analysis in valuation activities and property inspection.

Country: Germany
National Ref: DIN 4567-3
Title: Ladders for special professional use – Part 3: Ladders for building sites
Country: Czech Republic 
Title: Calculation of water installations inside buildings
Scope: The aim of the amendment Z1 is unification of contemporary legislation. Use of new information in this area.
National: REV/AMD Amendment Z1 of CSN 75 5455 (2014)

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/

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.

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

Country

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

Belgium

2018/402/B

Book 1: Low voltage and extra low voltage electrical installations Annex 1 to the draft Royal Decree making compulsory Book 1 on low voltage and extra low voltage electrical installations, Book 2 on high voltage electrical installations and Book 3 on electricity transmission and distribution installations. (Restructuring of the General Regulation on electrical installations approved by the Royal Decrees of 10 March 1981 and 2 September 1981 – RGIE) –> see Notification No 2018/356/B, submitted to the European Commission on 12 July 2018 

2018-08-06 

2018-11-07 

Belgium

2018/403/B

Book 2: High voltage electrical installations Annex 2 to the draft Royal Decree making compulsory Book 1 on low voltage and extra low voltage electrical installations, Book 2 on high voltage electrical installations and Book 3 on electricity transmission and distribution installations. (Restructuring of the General Regulation on electrical installations approved by the Royal Decrees of 10 March 1981 and 2 September 1981 – RGIE) -> see Notification No 2018/356/B, submitted to the Commission on 12 July 2018 

2018-08-06 

2018-11-07 

Belgium

2018/404/B

Book 3: Electrical installations for the transmission and distribution of electricity administered by grid managers Annex 3 to the draft Royal Decree making compulsory Book 1 on low voltage and extra low voltage electrical installations, Book 2 on high voltage electrical installations and Book 3 on electricity transmission and distribution installations. (Restructuring of the General Regulation on electrical installations approved by the Royal Decrees of 10 March 1981 and 2 September 1981 – RGIE) – see Notification No 2018/356/B, submitted to the European Commission on 12 July 2018 

2018-08-06 

2018-11-07 

Belgium

2018/395/B

Draft Decree of the Flemish Government amending the Energy Decree of 19 November 2010, concerning various provisions on energy; – Annex 1 (replacing Annex V – EPW calculation method); – Annex 2 (replacing Annex VI – EPN method). 

2018-08-02 

2018-11-05 

Belgium

2018/376/B

Draft ministerial decree amending various ministerial decrees in the context of energy performance regulations; – Annex 1 (further specifications on the calculation of transmission losses in the context of energy performance regulations); – Annex 2 (validated numeric calculations); and – Annex 3 (factoring in a Combilus system in the context of energy performance regulations). 

2018-07-24 

2018-10-25

Belgium

2018/356/B

Royal Decree making compulsory Book 1 on low voltage and very low voltage electrical installations, Book 2 on high voltage electrical installations and Book 3 on electricity transport and distribution installations. (Restructuring of the General Regulation on electrical installations approved by the Royal Decrees of 10 March 1981 and 2 September 1981 – RGIE) 

2018-07-12 

2018-10-15

Czech Republic

2018/370/CZ

Draft Regulation amending Regulation No 10/2016 of the City of Prague laying down general land-use requirements and technical requirements for buildings in the City of Prague (Prague Building Regulations) 

2018-07-18 

2018-10-19 

Germany

2018/389/D

Fourth amendment to the basis for assessment of metallic materials coming into contact with drinking water (Metal assessment basis) 

2018-07-31 

2018-11-05 

Netherlands

2018/396/NL

Amendment to the Order on national subsidies granted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the 2018 Order on access to subsidies granted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate and subsidies granted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, with respect to access to the ‘Energy efficiency and renewable energy in greenhouse horticulture’ subsidy module and certain amendments thereto 

2018-08-02 

2018-08-03

Netherlands

2018/382/NL

Concrete Agreement for Sustainable Growth 

2018-07-26 

2018-10-29 

Slovenia

2018/374/SI

Technical guideline TSG-1-001 Fire Safety in Buildings 

2018-07-20 

2018-10-22 

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/IND/83 

Electrical Transformers (Quality Control) Order, 2018 (Languages: English and Hindi) 

2018-08-16

2018-10-15

G/TBT/N/CHL/456 

PE No. 3/10 2018: Draft safety analysis and/or test protocol for electrical products (11 pages, in Spanish) 

2018-08-15

2018-10-15

G/TBT/N/CHL/454 

PE No. 1/33 2018: Draft safety analysis and/or test protocol for electrical products (11 pages, in Spanish) 

2018-08-13

2018-10-12

G/TBT/N/CHL/452 

PC No. 29/1: 2018, Draft safety analysis and/or test protocol for gas products, Gas-fired central heating boilers (15 pages, in Spanish) 

2018-08-09

2018-10-08

G/TBT/N/CHL/453 

PC No. 29/1-2: 2018, Draft safety analysis and/or test protocol for gas products. Gas-fired central heating boilers (4 pages, in Spanish) 

2018-08-09

2018-10-08

G/TBT/N/KOR/784 

Regulation on Energy Efficiency Management Equipment (37 page(s), in Korean) 

2018-08-09

2018-10-08

G/TBT/N/MEX/429 

Draft Mexican Official Standard PROY-NOM-001-SEDE-2018, Electrical installations (use) (1167 pages, in Spanish) 

2018-08-09

2018-10-04

G/TBT/N/THA/517 

NBTC TS 3001- 25xx(20xx): Electromagnetic Compatibility (3 page(s), in English) 

2018-08-09

2018-10-08

G/TBT/N/THA/518 

NBTC TS 4001- 25xx(20xx): Electrical Safety (5 page(s), in English) 

2018-08-09

2018-10-08

G/TBT/N/VNM/134 

Draft Circular issuing list of products and goods which are capable of causing unsafety to be managed by the Ministry of Health (4 page(s), in Vietnamese) 

2018-08-09

2018-10-08

G/TBT/N/CHL/450 

PE No. 1/16 2018: Draft basic safety analysis and/or test protocol for electrical products (12 pages, in Spanish) 

2018-08-07

2018-10-06

G/TBT/N/CHL/451 

PE No. 1/34 2018: Draft basic safety analysis and/or test protocol for electrical products (11 pages, in Spanish) 

2018-08-07

2018-10-07

G/TBT/N/KOR/783 

The Amendment of Safety Control for Electrical Appliances (347 page(s), in Korean) 

2018-08-02

2018-10-01

G/TBT/N/CHL/448 

PC No. 34/1 2018, Draft safety analysis and/or test protocol for gas products (9 pages, in Spanish) 

2018-07-24

 

G/TBT/N/ARG/337 

Draft Resolution “Technical quality and safety requirements for solar collectors and compact solar systems. Certification” (8 pages, in Spanish) 

2018-07-19

2018-08-18

G/TBT/N/SGP/44 

i. Energy Conservation Act (in English) ii. Energy Conservation (Prescribed Regulated Goods) Order 2017 (in English) iii. Energy Conservation (Regulated Goods and Registered Suppliers) Regulations 2017 (in English) iv. Energy Conservation (Composition of Offences) Regulations 2013 (in English) These documents are available online at https://sso.agc.gov.sg/ 

2018-07-18

2018-09-15

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