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Notifications: Standardisation – November 2019 (GEN – 1080.00)

12 December 2019

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Standardisation
General

Notifications: Standardisation – November 2019 (GEN – 1080.00)

12 December 2019

5 min read

GEN – 1080.00. 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 Directive 2015/1535/EU (previously Directive 98/34/EC) has also been extended to new standardisation work undertaken by National Standards 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 November 2019 ‘Monthly Notifications Register’ included the following issues of relevance:

Country: Austria
National Ref: ÖNORM A 6241-1
Title: Digital structure documentation – Part 1: CAD data structures and Building Information Modelling (BIM) – Level 2
Scope: The present Austrian Standard specifies the technical implementation of data exchange and data storage for information on building construction and related spatial civil engineering constructions which are required during the life time cycle management of real estate property. This Austrian Standard defines the most important terms, structures and presentation principles for the basic techniques of data transfer of two-dimensional CAD files and for Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Country: Austria
National Ref: ÖNORM H 7511
Title: Inspection of heating systems
Scope: This national standard contains a standardised procedure for the inspection of heating systems according to the European Directive on the energy performance of buildings.

Country: Ireland
National Ref: S.R. 50-4:20XX
Title: Building services Code of practice – Part 4: Domestic heat pump systems for dwellings
Scope: S.R. 50-4 provides guidance for the design, installation and commissioning of residential heat pumps systems in new and existing dwellings.

Country: Norway
National Ref: NS 3457-7
Title: Classification of construction works – Part 7: Identification in digital models and labelling in building
Scope: Framework for coding components in digital models and for labelling components in physical buildings.

Country: Norway
National Ref: NS 3457-8
Title: Classification of construction works – Part 8: Component codes in buildings
Scope: This standard gives a classification of components in buildings.

Country: Norway
National Ref: NS 8360-1
Title: BIM objects – Part 1: Model practice, naming, type encoding and properties
Scope: This standard gives a specification of good model practice, naming, and type encoding.

Country: Norway
National Ref: NS 8360-2Z
Title: BIM objects – Part 2: Use of multidisciplinary marking system (TFM) in BIM

Country: Norway
National Ref: NS 8360-3
Title: BIM objects – Part 3: Management, operation, maintenance and development (FDVU) in BIM
Scope: This standard describes how to use document management, operation, maintenance and development (FDVU) in BIM.

Country: Norway
National Ref: NS 8360-4
Title: BIM objects – Part 4: Energy consumption simulation in BIM
Scope: This standard describes how to facilitate BIM models for energy consumption simulations.

Country: Latvia
National Ref: prLVS 1054
Title: Water supply and sewage systems, heating systems and natural gas systems with pressure up to 1.6 MPa (16 BAR). Documentation content and processing of construction design
Scope: Standard defines common principles and requirements for documentation content and processing of construction design for water supply and sewage systems, heating systems and natural gas systems with pressure up to 1.6 MPa (16 BAR).

Country: Spain
National Ref: PNE 100718
Title: Procedure for determining the category of ODA for air conditioning projects.
Scope: The aim of this standard is to describe a methodology for determining the quality of outdoor Air (ODA) in developing projects of air conditioning. The scope of the standard is air conditioning. projects under the Spanish regulation of thermal installations in buildings.

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. Sometimes, these notifications appear quite late within the database. 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.

Country

Reference

Title

Reception date

Standstill end date

Austria

2019/603/A

Act amending the Styrian Construction Act (Construction Act Amendment 2019)

2019-12-02

2020-03-03

Austria

2019/575/A

Ordinance of the Tyrol Provincial Government of [date] amending the Tyrol Gas Safety Ordinance 2014

2019-11-21

2020-02-24

Switzerland

2019/9508/CH

Draft revision of the ordinance on energy efficiency requirements for series-produced installations, vehicles and appliances (Energy Efficiency Ordinance) (Verordnung über die Anforderungen an serienmässig hergestellte Anlagen, Fahrzeuge und Geräte – Energieeffizienzverordnung, EnEV), Articles, 2, 4–6, 14–16 and Annexes 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.6–1.8, 1.12, 1.14–1.22, 2.1–2.3, 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 2.10–2.13 and 3.2; 44 pages; available in German.

2019-11-25

2020-02-26

Czech Republic

2019/532/CZ

Draft Act on selected end-of-life products

2019-10-29

2020-01-30

Germany

2019/597/D

Second Ordinance amending the Chimney Sweeping and Inspection Code

2019-11-29

2020-03-02

Denmark

2019/569/DK

Draft Act amending the Electricity Taxation Act, the Natural Gas and Town Gas Taxation Act, the Coal, Brown Coal and Coke Taxation Act and the Act on an Energy Tax on Mineral Oil Products etc.

2019-11-19

2019-11-20

Italy

2019/557/I

Draft Ministerial Decree laying down fire prevention provisions for air conditioning systems use in activities subject to fire prevention controls

2019-11-11

2020-02-12

Ireland

2019/625/IRL

BUILDING REGULATIONS (PART L AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2020

2019-12-09

2020-03-10

Ireland

2019/626/IRL

EUROPEAN UNION (ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS) REGULATIONS 2020

2019-12-09

2020-03-10

Netherlands

2019/596/NL

Order amending the Order on the Building Decree 2012 and the Energy Performance of Buildings Order on the implementation of the second revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

2019-11-28

2020-03-02

Netherlands

2019/628/NL

[NL] Regeling van de Minister voor Milieu en Wonen nr. IENW/BSK-2019/252702 tot wijziging van de Aanwijzingsregeling willekeurige afschrijving en investeringsaftrek milieu-investeringen 2009 (vaststelling Milieulijst 2020) [NL]

2019-12-10

2019-12-11

Netherlands

2019/583/NL

Amendment to the Order implementing the energy investment allowance 2001 (adoption of the 2020 energy list)

2019-11-25

2019-11-26

 

WTO TBT notifications

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

They 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/GRD/27

Labelling of Goods – General Requirements (5 page(s), in English)

2019-12-09

2020-03-03

G/TBT/N/TPKM/394

Requirements on Minimum Energy Performance Standard, Energy Efficiency Indication, and Inspection for Electric Storage Tank Boiling Water Heaters (Draft) (1 page(s), in English; 1 page(s), in Chinese)

2019-12-09

2020-02-07

G/TBT/N/ISR/1097

SI 69 – Household and similar electrical appliances – Storage water heaters – General and performance requirements (44 pages in Hebrew); – SI 900 part 2.21 – Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety: Particular requirements for storage water heaters (14 pages in Hebrew and 30 pages in English) .

2019-12-02

2020-01-31

G/TBT/N/VNM/157

Draft National Technical Regulation QCVN16:2019/BXD on Products, Goods of Building Materials replaces National Technical Regulation QCVN 16:2017/BXD (40 page(s), in Vietnamese)

2019-11-19

2019-12-19

 

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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