Morten Schmelzer, Executive Director of Eurovent, leaves the association effective as of 1 June 2019 after 6 successful years of serving Europe’s HVACR industry. He is going to join a member company while further developing his own IT business. Stijn Renneboog, who has recently joined the organisation, and Andrea Gasparova are going to take over the majority of Morten’s tasks.
Braga, Portugal, 24 May 2019. During their 62nd Annual Meeting hosted by EFRIARC (Portuguese association of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers), the Eurovent members have elected Naci Sahin (FRITERM, Turkey) for a second term as President of Europe’s Industry Association for Indoor Climate (HVAC), Process Cooling, and Food Cold Chain Technologies. The General Assembly has furthermore adopted a new membership structure, which shall ensure the long-term sustainability of the Eurovent Association beyond the background of changing boundary conditions.
Dubai, 22 May 2019. UL and Eurovent Middle East have announced their cooperation in the region to work towards higher safety standards in relation to HVAC equipment and installations. Both organisations also will form a joint working group to develop initiatives for improved Indoor Air Quality. To underline this cooperation, UL takes an Associate Membership with Eurovent Middle East.
Dubai, 21 April 2019. The decision by ABB sends a strong message to the industry to support cooperation and coordination by the region’s HVACR industry association. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation.
The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) have developed common definitions for these five terms. IIR has endorsed them in February 2019, and its dissemination should lead to a universal adoption. In Europe, the new definitions should affect policy documents.
After eight conferences in Europe, the 9th International conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL) took place in Irvine, California, USA. EEDAL is becoming an international event and the 10th EEDAL conference will take place in China, co-organised with the China National Institute of Standardization.
With CAREL Middle East, the region’s HVACR industry association has added yet another key player to its growing member base. As a leading manufacturer of control and humidification technology for air conditioning and refrigeration, CAREL places IoT integration and data driven services at the forefront to ensure energy efficiency in HVACR applications. The membership with Eurovent Middle East enables the company to join forces with its peers and clients to increase the use of enhanced technological solutions in the region.
Photo: Engineer Abdullah Hassan Al Muaini, Executive Director of Conformity Scheme Services at QCC
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, 30 January 2019. The Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) and Eurovent Middle East have announced the formation of a joint working group to develop Conformity Assessment Schemes for Air Handling Units and Fan Coil Units. The association of the region’s leading HVACR manufacturers will encourage organisation and coordination of industry stakeholders and is calling on interested manufacturers to join the working group.
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.
Rheem has joined the Eurovent chapter in the Middle East, expanding the association’s membership base to more than 45 members. Respected for reliability, Rheem is nearly a hundred years old American company that operates in three main business verticals, which are Air Conditioning, Water Heating and Refrigeration. The company owns renowned brands such as Rheem®, Ruud®, Russell, Raypak®, Richmond® and Sure Comfort®. In the Middle East region, Rheem has been serving for more than thirty years and has installed over a million tons of Air Conditioning equipment and thousands of Water Heaters through its extensive distribution and service network.