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Notifications: Standardisation – June 2018 (GEN – 934.00)

19 July 2018

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Standardisation
General

Notifications: Standardisation – June 2018 (GEN – 934.00)

19 July 2018

6 min read

GEN – 934.00. 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 prepare 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, …) 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 June 2018 ‘Monthly Notifications Register’ included the following issues of relevance:

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1604603
Title: Non-regulated professions – Management consultant – Knowledge, skill and competence requirements
Scope: The standard defines general requirements for a management consultant. It is referred to strategic consultancy, consultancy in the field of change management and in the field of business development. These requirements are described in terms of knowledge, skill and competence in line with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

Country: Austria
National Ref: ÖNORM B 8110-3
Title: Thermal protection in building construction – Part 3: Prevention of summerly overheating
Scope: The present Austrian Standard applies to all buildings or rooms that serve the permanent or temporary stay of people. It is distinguished between main rooms and ancillary rooms. The main rooms include the actual lounges and their communication routes (e.g. all rooms in single-family homes, all rooms in apartments, offices and the directly connected corridors, school class and corridor between the classrooms, patient rooms and directly connected corridors). It contains rules for avoiding summer overheating when no mechanical cooling is provided (ventilation systems with or without heat recovery may be considered). Regulations for ancillary rooms such as arcades, conservatories, staircases and atria (only used as a traffic area) are also included. Elevator shafts are not regulated in this ÖNORM. This ÖNORM only deals with the summer overheating. An interpretation of spaces to avoid overheating in the transitional season can be analogous. In rooms with a high proportion of glazing, this case may be more important. Compliance with the necessary sound insulation (especially in the case of open windows during the night or permanently operated ventilation systems) is not the subject of this ÖNORM.

Country: Netherlands
National Ref: NPR 3378-80:2018 Concept Concept nl
Title: Guidelines for gas installations – Section miscellaneous – Part 80: Classification of gas appliances – Guidelines for NEN 1078
Scope: In NPR 3378-80 a description is given of the meaning of CE marking, classification of gas appliances and the designation of gas, as mentioned on the appliance and in the manual of the manufacturer.

Country: Switzerland
National Ref: prSIA 384/2
Title: Heating systems in buildings – Method of calculating the Standard heat load

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1603411
Title: Hot water heating systems – Safety requirements – Specific requirements for heating systems provided with heat generators either electrical or burning soIid, liquid or gaseous fuels. The standard defines both conditions and design and installation methods for safety purposes for heating systems using hot water as thermal fluid, with maximum temperature of 110°C.

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1603411
Title: Hot water heating systems – Safety requirements – Specific requirements for heating systems provided with heat generators either electrical or burning soIid, liquid or gaseous fuels
Scope: The standard defines both conditions and design and installation methods for safety purposes for heating systems using hot water as thermal fluid, with maximum temperature of 110°C.

Country: Germany
National Ref: 04111977
Title: Ventilation of bathrooms and WCs without outside windows – Part 3: Ventilation by fans

Country: Italy
National Ref: UNI1604631
Title: Environmental Management of Products – Estimation, reporting and use of the uncertainty of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) results – Examples of applications. This technical report provides a variety of examples of application of the standard UNI 11698:2017 that provides requirements and guidelines for the estimation, reporting and use of the uncertainty of Life Cycle Assessments results.

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 June 2018, the following notifications were published:

Country

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

Austria 

2018/305/A

Order of the Austrian Institute of Construction Engineering (OIB) amending the Order on the Building Materials List ‘ÖA’ (2015 version) (first amendment to the Building Materials List ‘ÖA’) 

2018-06-29 

2018-10-01 

France 

2018/312/F

Order amending the Order of 5 September 2003 laying down the compulsory implementation of standards 

2018-07-02 

2018-10-03 

Italy 

2018/295/I

Draft Ministerial Decree approving the technical fire safety standards for commercial activities involving the sale and display of goods on premises with a gross floor area of more than 400 m2, including service areas, storage areas and covered common areas within the meaning of Article 15 of Legislative Decree No 139 of 8 March 2006 

2018-06-27 

2018-09-28

Lithuania 

2018/272/LT

Draft Order of the Minister for the Environment of the Republic of Lithuania amending Order No D1-901 of the Minister for the Environment of the Republic of Lithuania of 10 December 2015 approving Technical Regulation for Construction STR 1.01.04:2015 ‘Assessment, verification and declaration of the constancy of performance of construction products without harmonised technical specifications – Designation of testing laboratories and certification bodies – National technical assessments; designation and publication of technical assessment bodies’ 

2018-06-14 

2018-09-17

Netherlands 

2018/303/NL

Order No WJZ/17110641 of the Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of [date] [month] [year] amending the General Implementing Order for the stimulation of sustainable energy production 

2018-06-28 

2018-06-29

Netherlands 

2018/268/NL

Order No IENW/BSK-2018/114910 of the State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management amending the 2009 Designation Order on the random depreciation of and investment allowance for environmental investments (correcting the 2018 Environment List) 

2018-06-08 

2018-06-09

 

 

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/EU/581 

Draft Commission Regulation implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to Ecodesign requirements for servers and data storage products and amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 617/2013 (and its accompanying Annexes) (10 pages + 14 pages of the Annexes, in English)

2018-07-05

2018-09-03

G/TBT/N/CHL/446 

PE No. 1/32 2018: Draft safety analysis and/or test protocol for electrical products (12 pages, in Spanish) 

2018-06-27

2018-08-26

G/TBT/N/CHL/445 

PC No. 21 2018, Draft safety analysis and/or test protocol for gas products (9 pages, in Spanish) 

2018-06-27

2018-08-27

G/TBT/N/UKR/140 

Draft of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On approval of the Technical Regulation on establishment of a system for defining requirements for eco-design of energy-related products” (31 page(s), in Ukrainian) 

2018-06-21

2018-08-20

G/TBT/N/LTU/33 

Draft Order of the Minister for Environment of the Republic of Lithuania amending the Order No D1-901 of the Minister for Environment of the Republic of Lithuania of 10 December 2015 approving the Technical Construction Regulation STR 1.01.04:2015 “Assessment, verification of constancy of performance of construction products for which there are no harmonized technical specifications and declaration of performance of such products. Designation of testing laboratories and certification bodies. National Technical Assessments and designation and notification of Technical Assessment Bodies” (hereinafter referred to as Draft Order). (3 page(s), in Lithuanian)

2018-06-14

2018-08-13

G/TBT/N/TPKM/329 

Draft of the Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard and Energy Efficiency Rating Labelling and Inspection of Air cleaner (5 page(s), in English; 4 page(s), in Chinese) 

2018-07-12

2018-09-10

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

G/TBT/N/EU/584 

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council complementing EU type-approval legislation with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union (COM (2018) 397 final) (12 page(s), in English) 

2018-07-17

2018-09-15

G/TBT/N/TPKM/329 

Draft of the Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard and Energy Efficiency Rating Labelling and Inspection of Air cleaner (5 page(s), in English; 4 page(s), in Chinese) 

2018-07-12

2018-09-10

 

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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