Policy Officer Davide Polverini and Eurovent Manager Igor Sikonczyk travelled to Turkey to elaborate on Ventilation Unit Regulations 1253/2014 and 1254/2014 during ISKID Seminar
Istanbul, 27 May 2015. Yesterday, European Commission Policy Officer Davide Polverini and Eurovent’s Senior Project and Market Manager Igor Sikonczyk travelled to Turkey to speak at the ‘ISKID MISK AHU Legislation Seminar’ at the Marmara Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. They informed over 125 Turkish air-handling unit manufacturers as well as suppliers of air-handling unit components, such as coils, filters, fans and heat exchangers, on the developments related to Ventilation Unit Regulations 1253/2014 and 1254/2014, which entered into force on 1 January of this year.
During the seminar, Mr Polverini elaborated on the background of both Regulations. Whereas Regulation 1253/2014 outlines Ecodesign requirements for all ventilation units, covering areas the EU did not regulate before, Regulation 1254/2014 deals with labelling requirements for residential ventilation units. Polverini underlined the importance of correctly informing end-consumers through straight-forward labelling of ventilation units for residential applications. Mr Sikonczyk in turn elaborated on the technical requirements that come with above-mentioned regulations, and how they should be applied in practice. He added that third-party certification, such as the Eurovent Certified Performance mark, is a highly useful tool to demonstrate the performances of the ventilation unit.
The seminar aimed to inform members of Eurovent’s Turkish member association ISKID on how to best deal with these new regulations. Throughout the past year, many questions about the implementation have arisen from the market. Aiming to provide answers to these many questions and following the release of the final draft FAQs by the European Commission, Eurovent and ventilation association EVIA jointly published a ‘Guidance Document on Ecodesign requirements for ventilation units’ in April this year. The document provides for a coherent implementation of these legislations across different sectors within the EU Common Market and in countries following EU legislation.
On the day prior to the event, Polverini and Sikonczyk paid a visit to the factory of Eurovent member Systemair HSK in Hadimköy, Turkey. Systemair HSK produces custom-made air handling units in one of the largest HVAC (Indoor Climate) plants in Turkey, employing over 150 people. With these visits, Eurovent brings together industry representatives with European policy makers, enhancing mutual understanding and recognition.
Applications: Indoor Climate
Events: Partner event
Issues: Ecodesign (EuP, ErP), Energy Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Regions: Europe, Turkey
Topics: Legislation, Certification
Units: Eurovent, Members
Working groups: PG-AHU
Publication Date: Friday, 27 May 2016
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