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Heat Interface Unit (HIU)- Call for launching committee
August 2017

Eurovent Certita Certification is pleased to inform you that a new certification programme for Heat Interface Unit (HIU) is planned to be launched under the European ECP brand Eurovent Certified Performance. This programme is intended to cover all types of HIU technologies for direct/indirect Heating and Domestic Hot Water applications.

The mission of the Launching Committee is to:
- Establish the specific requirements and rules that will allow the evaluation of the product.
- Discuss and define the content and form of the certification with a consensus of opinion of the manufacturers attending the committees.

Each manufacturer of Heat Interface Unit (HIU) is eligible to be part of the Launching Committee group.

If you are interested in participating in this Launching Committee, or wish to get more information, please contact Mr Arnaud MIRATON a.miraton@eurovent-certification.com before September 30th 2017.

Fans - New programme. Attend our kick-off meeting in Paris in Oct 2017
A new certification programme for FANS  (Air Handling Units components) will be kicked-off in October 2017 in Paris.

The FANS certification programme will include product performance testing (static pressure difference, overall efficiency, sound power levels…) as well as production sites auditing and operating software checking with a “wire-to-air” approach.
Publication of certified data is foreseen on 30 June 2018 for manufacturers signing the agreement before 31 December 2017.

You manufacture fans ? You are interested ?
Please contact Marie-Clémence Degallaix at mc.degallaix@eurovent-certification.com
ECC becomes Certification Body for MCS for Heat Pumps
July 2017

ECC is now a Certification Body for MCS.
Contac us for more information: s.marinhas@eurovent-certification.com


MCS general documents MCS 010 and MCS 011
MCS 007 for Heat Pumps
MCS Certification Bodies
Applicable price list
Residential Air Filters (RFIL) - New certification programme
May 2017

Eurovent Certita Certification is pleased to announce the launch of a new certification programme for Residential Air Filters (RFIL).
The RFIL programme, developed in 2016-2017 with the support of a dedicated launching committee, entered into force on 26 April 2017 on the occasion of a kick-off meeting.
The first release of the Operational Manual (OM-21) and Rating Standard (RS/4/C/003) apply to particulate filters and combination (particulate and gas) filters used in a residential ventilation unit.

The product performance testing will enable the verification of the following ratings accuracy:
- Initial pressure drop
- Initial efficiencies ePM1/ePM2.5/ePM10
- Minimum efficiencies ePM1,min/ePM2.5,min
- ISO ePMx class reporting value
- Toluene adsorption capacity (combination filters only)

The following schedule is being foreseen:
- Signing of agreement by manufacturers for RFIL programme. There is no deadline as this is a voluntary registration.
- March 2018: Publication of certified data on Eurovent Certification website is foreseen on 31 March 2018 for manufacturers signing the agreement before 30 September 2017.

Interested ? Please contact apply@eurovent-certification.com
Eurovent Certita Certification adheres to Mediaconstruct
May 2017

In order to  participate to the French working groups around BIM (Building Information Modeling), ECC has decided to become a full member of Mediaconstruct (part of Building Smart International).
New !  Webinars on Air Cleaners
Air cleaner manufacturers are welcome.

Presentation of the ECP certification programme for Air Cleaners.

Book your dates !

June 21, 2017 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm (Paris time)
June 22, 2017 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm (Paris time)
June 23, 2017 - 2:00 to 3:30 pm (Paris time)


Contact g.kelijian@eurovent-certification.com
to confirm your attendance and get the access details.

European Heat Pump programme - New certified data online
March 2017

All performance data from 86 certified manufacturers are online on our website.

Additional technolgies covered by the European Heat Pump are detailed in the Press Release.
Extension of the European Heat Pump certification - Press Release ( pdf - 68 Ko)
Qualicheck - Toward better quality and compliance
17 January 2017
Eurovent Certita Certitication gave a presentation on certification of heating, domestic hot water and air conditioning products in Lyon.
It showed how certification of HVAC&R products feeding a reliable database of product data can improve compliance of energy performance assessment of buildings.
Workshop details and Presentations
Close Control - Scheme recast - Call for Launching Committee
January 2017

Eurovent Certita Certification is launching a recast of the Close Control certification programme under the European brand "Eurovent Certified Performance". The programme will be separated from the Air Conditioners Programme and will be a programme on its own with its own requirements and expectations. The scope of the programme will cover all types of Close Control technologies. The latest European and national regulations will be considered.

The mission of the Launching Committee is to:
- Establish the specific requirements and rules that will allow the evaluation of the product.
-Discuss and define the content and form of the certification with a consensus of opinion of the manufacturers attending the committees.

Each manufacturer of Close Controls is eligible to be part of the Launching Committee group.

If you are interested in participating in this Launching Committee, or wish to get more information, please contact  Arnaud MIRATON a.miraton@eurovent-certification.com
before February 17th 2017

Extension of the European Heat Pump certification
January 2017
After the launch of the programme early 2015, Eurovent Certita Certification is pleased to announce the extension of its European wide certification programme for Heat Pumps, to additional technologies – Air-to-air Heat Pumps (reversible Air Conditioners), Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems, Rooftop units and Liquid Chilling Packages – and to units above 100 kW.

You can download all details in the press release.
Extension of the European Heat Pump certification - Press Release ( pdf - 68 Ko)
Thermodynamic water heaters - New certification programme - Call for the Launching Committee

December 2016

Eurovent Certita Certification is launching a new certification programme for Thermodynamic Water heaters under the European brand "Eurovent Certified Performance". The scope of this programme will cover all types of thermodynamic water heaters technologies for both domestic and tertiary use. The latest European and national regulations will be considered.

The mission of the Lauching Committee is to :
- Establish the specific requirements and rules that will allow the evaluation of the products.
- Discuss and define the content and form of the certification with a consensus of opinion of the manufacturers attending the committees.

Each manufacturer of Thermodynamic Water heaters is eligible to be part of the Launching Committee group.


If you are interested in participating in this Launching Committee, or wish to get more information, please contact  Arnaud MIRATON a.miraton@eurovent-certification.com

Liquid to Liquid Plate Heat Exchangers - New certification programme - Call for the Launching Committee

December 2016

Eurovent Certita Certification is launching a new certification programme for Liquid to Liquid Plate Heat Exchangers.

This programme is intended to cover Liquid to Liquid Plate Heat Exchangers designed for HVAC-R applications such as Brazed plate heat exchangers, Fusion-bonded plate heat exchangers or Gasketed plate-and-frame heat exchangers for instance.

The mission of the Lauching Committee is to :
- Establish the specific requirements and rules that will allow the evaluation of the products.
- Prepare all relevant reference documents and guidance on the choice of laboratory/test agency/audit agency when applicable.

Each manufacturer of Liquid to Liquid Plate Heat Exchangers is eligible to be part of the Launching Committee group.


If you are interested in participating in this Launching Committee, or wish to get more information, please contact  Marie-Clémence DEGALLAIX  mc.degallaix@eurovent-certification.com
Air curtain - New certification programme - Call for the Launching Committee

December 2016

Eurovent Certita Certification is launching a new certification programme for Air Curtain under the European brand 'Eurovent Certified Performance'.

The scope of this programme will cover all type of Air curtain technologies for tertiary use. The latest European and National regulations will be considered.

The mission of the Lauching Committee is to :
- Establish the specific requirements and rules that will allow the evaluation of the products.
- Prepare all relevant reference documents and guidance on the choice of laboratory/test agency/audit agency when applicable.

Each manufacturer of Air Curtain s is eligible to be part of the Launching Committee group.


If you are interested in participating in this Launching Committee, or wish to get more information, please contact  Quentin LIEBENS   q.liebens@eurovent-certification.com
Ventilation ducts - New certification programme

September 2016

Eurovent Certita Certification is pleased to announce the launch of a new certification programme for Ventilation Ducts (DUCT). The DUCT programme has been developed in 2015-2016 with the support of a dedicated launching committee.
The first release of the Operational Manual (OM) and Rating Standards (RS) apply to rigid and semi-rigid ventilation ductwork systems divided into the following sub-programmes:
- Rigid metallic ductwork systems with circular cross-section (DUCT-MC);
- Rigid metallic ductwork systems with rectangular cross-section (DUCT-MR);
- Semi-rigid non-metallic ductwork systems predominantly made of plastics (DUCT-P);
All ranges of products that fall into the relevant sub-programme scope and are promoted by the Applicant/Participant shall be certified. The “certify-all” principle applies not only to Europe but to all markets.


Ventilation duct - New certification programme ( pdf - 185 Ko)
New Hygienic option for the AHU programme
July 2016

Eurovent Certita Certification launches the Hygienic option for the Eurovent Certified Performance (ECP) AHU programme. This option will guarantee the hygienic aspect of an Air Handling Unit by checking the quality of the materials used, the components selected, as well as the level of maintenance of the casing and of the components.
This certification programme includes requirements related to hygienic standards on : Manufacturing - Shipment - Materials (compliance with European standards) - Maintenance - Casing performance - Components arrangement and performances (filters, coils, heat recovery systems, fans, humidifiers, dehumidifiers and silencers).
Yearly audits will certify the capability of a manufacturer to produce hygienic units. Once certified with the Hygienic option, an AHU will be declared suitable for different applications, easy to identify thanks to its classification :
1 star for Offices, commercial buildings, schools, hotels
2 stars for Hospitals
3 stars for Pharmaceutical, food processes, white rooms

What is the certification process?
This certification programme is an option of the existing AHU programme. To claim the hygienic option a manufacturer will first need to be a participant of the ECP AHU programme.
Documents are available and registration will open on the 1st of August 2016.
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AHU Hygienic option ( pdf - 147 Ko)
Contact for further information: Anthony BAILLAU
New revision of EN 14825
July 2016

Latest revision of EN 14825 about testing and rating at part load conditions and calculation of seasonal performance, for air conditioners, liquid chilling packages and heat pumps, with electrically driven compressors, for space heating and cooling, is available.
The standard is harmonsied regarding ErP and Labelling reguations for Heat Pump 811/2013 and 813/2013 (Annexes ZA and ZB).
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Acquire EN 14825:2016 (July 2016)
Regulations No 811/2013 and 813/2013
Recent changes in the certification programme for Air-to-Air Regenerative Heat Exchangers (AARE)
June 2016

With more than 10 years of expertise gained in Air-to-Air Regenerative Heat Exchangers certification, Eurovent Certita Certification constantly tries to improve the value of the programme, answering the needs of a growing and demanding market. Every year, certified Air-to-Air Regenerative Heat Exchangers are selected and tested in an independent laboratory, providing trustworthy test results. These tests are then checked against the selection tools in order to ensure the reliability of provided data.

In 2014, Eurovent Certita Certification decided to change the way the results are checked, and aligned the method with EN308:1997:
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Prior to 2014, the exhaust air inlet (11) and the supply air inlet (21) airflows were used as inputs in the selection tools.
- Since 2014, the exhaust air inlet (11) and supply air outlet (22) airflows have been used as inputs in the selection tools.

As the airflow on the supply air outlet (22) is usually lower than the airflow on the supply air inlet (21), due to the Outdoor Air Correction Factor[1] (OACF), the air velocity across the exchanger is lower: the calculation thus gives a better efficiency. Therefore it is more likely that the efficiency will be out of the certification tolerances (defined in Rating Standard RS 8/C/002-2016). These changes have impacted the certified performances. In particular, the certified efficiencies (both temperature and humidity) have globally decreased when the products have remained identical. By using this method, Eurovent Certita Certification is closer to the customers’ expectations, whose requirements are on the airflows coming from and to the building, and in line with the EN308:1997, as the performances are checked with balanced airflows (the tests are conducted in order to keep exhaust air inlet (11) and the supply air outlet (22) airflows balanced).

Press release ( pdf - 139 Ko)
RAHU certification programme - 1st manufacturer certified
February 2016

The 1st certificate of the Eurovent Certified Performance programme for Residential Air Handling Units (RAHU) has been granted in January 2016 to a company producing supply and exhaust ventilation units for residential applications with both plate and rotary heat exchangers. As a reminder the scope of this certification programme includes all residential supply and exhaust ventilation units equipped with heat recovery systems including air-to-air heat-pumps and with a nominal airflow below 1000 m3/h. The certification programme is based on random sampling of units picked up in the marketand tested according to the European standard EN 13141:2011. All tests are performed by independent testing laboratories.

The following performances are certified:
- Leakage class
- Airflow/pressure curves
- Specific Power Input
- Heat recovery efficiency
- Sound power levels
- Specific Energy Consumption (SEC)
- Energy efficiency class
- Performances at cold climate conditions


The list of the corresponding products, and product performance reports, can be checked with the following link:
www.eurovent-certification.com/Access by programme/RAHU
HRS COIL - New certification programme

26th February 2016.
Eurovent Certita Certification is pleased to announce the launch of a new certification programme for Heat Recovery Systems with intermediate heat transfer medium (HRS-COIL).
This certification programme enables to cover a new category of air to air heat recovery exchangers in addition to Air to Air Plate Heat Exchangers (AAHE) and Air to Air Regenerative Heat Exchangers (AARE) for which dedicated Eurovent Certified Performance programmes already exist.
The HRS-COIL programme has been developed in 2015 with the support of a dedicated launching committee. The first release of the Operational Manual (OM) and Rating Standard (RS) applies to Run Around Coils systems and it is foreseen to extend the scope to Heat pipes in the future revisions.
This certification programme applies to all ranges of Heat Recovery coils which are included in the Applicant/Participant operating software. The “certify-all” principle applies not only to Europe but to all markets. The certification programme is based on product performance testing by independent testing laboratories according to the European standard EN 308:1997 as well as manufacturing facility auditing and operating software checking.


The product performance testing will enable the verification of the following ratings accuracy:
• Dry heat recovery efficiency (%)
• Air side pressure drop at standard conditions for each coil (Pa)
• Fluid side pressure drop for each coil (kPa)


The following schedule is being foreseen:
Signing of agreement by manufacturers for HRS-COIL programme (contact apply@eurovent-certification.com). There is no deadline as this is a voluntary registration.
November 2016: Publication of certified data on Eurovent Certification website by 30 November 2016 for all manufacturers signing the agreement before 31 May 2016.


New Energy Efficiency Classification for Air Handling Units (AHU)
January 2016

This new classification is defined in the Rating Standard RS 6/C/005-2016, and covers, from the 1st of January 2016, all products in the scope of the Eurovent Certified Performance programme for Air Handling Units. The energy efficiency calculation method has not undergone significant changes, and still takes into account the critical parameters that are the efficiency of the fans, the thermal efficiency and pressure drop of the heat recovery system (HRS), and the air speed in the cross-section area of the unit.
Where this new classification marks a major step in terms of energy rating is in the level of demand of each class, as shown in Table 1. For instance, a unit newly A-classified is at least 28% more efficient than a unit formerly A-classified, and a unit formerly at the limit of the old class A is, in the new classification, rated class C.
Additionally, an A+ class has been introduced allowing to identify the world’s most advanced products in terms of energy efficiency (at least 38% more energy efficient than the former A class).


Download the press release: New Energy efficiency label for Air Handling Units ( pdf - 401 Ko)
Evaporative coolers - New certification programme - Call for Launching Committee

APRIL 2015

Eurovent Certita Certification has decided to set up a Launching Committee in order to develop a certification programme for Evaporative Coolers. All companies manufacturing Evaporative Coolers are entitled to be part of the Launching Committee.
The task of the Launching Committee is to establish specific requirements for a new certification programme to be developed. This includes preparation of relevant reference documents and first choice of laboratory / test agency / audit agency if applicable.






Evaporative cooling - Call for Launching Committee ( pdf - 87 Ko)
Bulk Milk Coolers on farm - New certification programme - Call for Launching Committee

APRIL 2015

Eurovent Certita Certification has decided to set up a Launching Committee in order to develop a certification programme for European Bulk Milk Coolers on Farms under the Eurovent Certified Performance mark.
All companies manufacturing Bulk Milk Coolers on farms are entitled to be part of the Launching Committee.
The task of the Launching Committee is to establish specific requirements for a new certification programme to be developed. This includes preparation of relevant reference documents and first choice of laboratory / test agency / audit agency if applicable.




Bulk milk coolers on farm - Call for Launching Committee ( pdf - 63 Ko)
New Online Service - Product performance reports

Product performance certification delivered by Eurovent Certita Certification adds a considerable value and plays a key role to ensure transparency and deliver high quality and reliable data.

Our commitment in adding value along the renewable energy decision chain goes one step further and extends to installers,householdbuyers or contractors for whom we are implementing on-line tools to support them at every stage of their projects, from the quotation to the filing for local incentives or tax rebates.

By a simple, 24/7 connection to our website www.eurovent-certification.com It is now possible to download Product Performance Reports that provide detailed performance features and values such as the COP (Coefficient Of Performance) or the Sound Power Level.











Product Performance Reports ( pdf - 271 Ko)
AIR CLEANER - New certification programme - Call for Launching Committee
March 2015

Eurovent Certita Certification has decided to launch a new certification programme for Air Cleaners. This new certification programme will apply on air cleaning systems that allow reducing the Volatile organic compounds (VOC) concentration to improve the Indoor Air quality. The programme will notably cover several filtration processes such as mechanical, electrostatic, adsorption or photocatalytic filtration.
Eurovent Certita Certification is setting up a Launching Committee to establish specific requirements for this new certification programme. This task includes preparation of relevant reference documents and first choice of laboratory / test agency / audit agency if applicable.
Air cleaners - Call for Launching Committee ( pdf - 188 Ko)
Run Around Coils - New certification programme - Call for Launching Committee
March 2015

The ventilation unit acceptance on the EU market will soon be subject to specific requirements of the Ecodesign regulation. In particular, by January 2016:
- All bidirectional ventilation units will have to include a heat recovery system (HRS).
- Minimum thermal efficiency requirements for HRS will be requested.
Two types of HRS products are already certified under a Eurovent Certified Performance (ECP) mark: plate heat exchangers (AAHE programme) and rotary heat exchangers (AARE programme).
Eurovent Certita Certification is setting up a Launching Committee to establish specific requirements for this new certification programme. This task includes preparation of relevant reference documents and first choice of laboratory / test agency / audit agency if applicable.
Run Around Coils - Call for Launching Committee ( pdf - 325 Ko)
FANS - New certification programme - Call for Launching Committee
March 2015

Eurovent Certita Certification has decided to launch a new certification programme for Fans.  From 1st January 2015, all fans driven by motors with an electric input power between 125 W and 500 kW are subject to the Ecodesign regulation requirements regarding minimum target energy efficiency.
Eurovent Certita Certification is setting up a Launching Committee to establish specific requirements for this new certification programme. This task includes preparation of relevant reference documents and first choice of laboratory / test agency / audit agency if applicable.
FAN - Call for Launching Committee ( pdf - 266 Ko)
Ventilation Ducts - New certification programme - Call for Launching Committee
March 2015

Eurovent Certita Certification has decided to launch a new certification programme for Ventilation ducts. This certification programme will notably cover the air leakage limitation, which is an important consideration in the design and operation of ventilation systems. Indeed, a proper duct tightness reduces the energy consumption of the air distribution system and helps controlling the hygiene and indoor air quality levels.
Eurovent Certita Certification is setting up a Launching Committee to establish specific requirements for this new certification programme. This task includes preparation of relevant reference documents and first choice of laboratory / test agency / audit agency if applicable.
Ventilation ducts - Call for Launching Committee ( pdf - 267 Ko)
New certification program - European Heat Pumps
Eurovent Certita Certification is pleased to announce the launch of the 1st European wide certification programme for Heat Pumps, Heating and Reversible, having a heating capacity less than or equal to 100 kW.

Each range will be certified according to the certification reference NF 414, under the Eurovent Certified Performance mark.
The products covered by the certification are heat pumps (HP) belonging to the following categories:
· Electrically driven heat pumps for space heating, including appliances with a cooling function,
· Electrically driven heat pumps used for heating swimming pool water for seasonal and/or year round use, installed outdoors or inside a building,
· Electrically driven heat pumps covering both the above uses,
· Dual-mode heat pumps, i.e. designed for space heating and domestic hot water production,
· Gas absorption heat pumps, including appliances with a cooling function,
· Engine-driven gas heat pumps, including appliances with a cooling function.

The certified performances are:
· The energy performance in heating & cooling mode
   o The Coefficient of Performance (COP) & Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER),
   o The heating & cooling capacities,
   o The absorbed electrical power.
· The sound power level.

The certified performances cover both Ecodesign and Seasonal performance requirements:
. Seasonal Coefficient of Performance (SCOP),
. Seasonal Efficiency ηs.

Key benefits of this program:
- More than 8000 product references available from more than 50 manufacturers,
- A robust certification process based on product test & factory audits,
- Certified data available on line 24/7.
 




Cooperation agreement between DIN CERTCO and Eurovent Certita Certification
February 2015

Eurovent Certita Certification (ECC), a leading certification body in France, and DIN CERTCO, acting as an international certification body, are currently in contact for a closer cooperation according to certification of heating, ventilation and air conditioning products. Both parties are looking forward to a close collaboration based on good and honest partnership. In particular the focus of the cooperation is on products from thermodynamics, cooling, solar or ventilation, for which the certification marks DIN-Geprüft, DINplus, NF-Mark and Eurovent Certified Performance Mark can be granted. For our customers, a new possibility is created with the partnered certification bodies, to further market the products with well-known certification marks in Europe.

DIN CERTCO is the certification organization of TÜV Rheinland Group and DIN, the German Institute for Standardization. It is highly regarded at home and abroad for its independence, neutrality, competence and more than 40 year experience in the field. DIN, as other standardization body, maintains a comprehensive collection of technical rules that sustains the efficient manufacture, testing and assessment of products. With its network of partners, DIN CERTCO offers certification services that adapt flexibility to specific requirements.
New Energy Efficiency Classification for Air Filters
January 2015

Eurovent Certita Certification is pleased to announce the launch of its new energy efficiency classification for Air Filters.
This new classification is defined in the Rating Standard RS 4/C/001-2015 which refers to the calculation method given in the Eurovent document 4/21-2014.
This new energy classification is more demanding for air filters. As an example, F7 filters have to have an annual energy consumption lower than 950 kWh/annum in order to be rated “A” whereas the limit was set at 1200 kWh/annum with the previous classification. Additionally, an A+ class has been introduced allowing to identify the world’s best products in terms of Energy Efficiency (air filters rated “A+” representing less than 1% of the certified products).
This new classification is in line with the latest Eurovent Certita Certification policy regarding the Energy Efficiency classification, that is :
- A+ class represents less than 1% of the certified products
- A class represents less than 5% of the certified products
- B class represents less than 15% of the certified products
This policy is defined in Appendix K in the Certification Manual Ed. 11 (2015) - see the link hereunder.

Press release ( ocx - 366 Ko)
Certification Manual Ed. 11 ( pdf - 1569 Ko)
First certified data for Variable Refrigerant Flow systems

April 2014

One first manufacturer succeeded in completing its qualification campaign. Data are available on the list of certified producs.

Other manufacturers interested in certification of performance of VRF can contact us at apply@eurovent-certification.com


Eurovent Certita moves offices

March 2014

Following the recent merger of Eurovent Certification and Certita time has come to bring our teams together in a single site. We will be moving to our new premises in Paris on 10 March 2014. Our new contacts:

48-50 rue de la Victoire, 75009 Paris - FRANCE
Tel: + 33 1 75 44 71 71


New Programme - Residential Air Handling Units (RAHU)
April 2014

After nearly 3 years of preparation by the Eurovent Launching Committee for Residential Air Handling units (RAHU), the Operational Manual and Rating Standards for RAHU have been finalized by the end of 2013.
The scope of the programme includes all residential supply and exhaust ventilation units equipped with heat recovery systems including air-to-air heat-pumps. The certification programme is be based on random testing of units according to the European standard EN 13141:2011. All tests will be performed by independent testing laboratories.
The following performances will be certified:
o Leakage class
o Airflow/pressure curves
o Specific Power Input
o Heat recovery efficiency
o Sound power levels
o Specific Energy Consumption (SEC)
o Energy efficiency class
o Performances at cold climate conditions

The following schedule is being foreseen:
o Signing of agreement by manufacturers for RAHU programme (contact apply@eurovent-certification.com). There is no deadline as this is a voluntary registration.
o November 2014: Publication of certified data on Eurovent Certification website by 30 November 2014 for all manufacturers signing the agreement before 31 May 2014.
EN 14511:2013 and EN 14825:2013 harmonized standards for 206/2012 for Air Conditioners
April 2014

At official journal dated 11 April 2014, the standards EN 14511:2013 et EN 14825:2013 have been recognized as harmonized standards for comfort air conditioners in directive 206/2012. Transitional method becomes obsolete.
Link to DG Entreprise website
20th anniversary of Eurovent Certification
October 2014

As Eurovent Certification celebrates its 20th anniversary, all the Compliance Committees usually run during the second half of the year have been concentrated in one week.
Evening events allowed people to meet and exchange about the latest news and the upcoming regulations of the European commission.
http://www.eurovent-summit.eu
Guidelines and calculation tool space and water heaters
September 2015

Guidelines have been updated.

January 2015

Guidelines have been published.

November 2014


The European Commission published since early November draft guidelines and calculation tool accompanying space and water heaters regulations 811/2013, 812/2013, 813/2013 et 814/2013.
GuidelinesSpaceWaterHeaters.pdf
CalculationToolSpaceWaterHeaters.xlsm
Comments can be sent before 5 December 2014.
Marcos.GONZALEZ-ALVAREZ@ec.europa.eu
Conference Cle@
December 2013

Within the CLEA association, EDIBATEC in collaboration with PROMODUL and EUROVENT CERTITA CERTIFICATION, organizes a conference on the theme :

"THE CALCULATION OF THE THERMAL REGULATION RT2012 & MANUFACTURERS PRODUCTS"
This conference will take place on
Dec. 12th, 2013 - 14 to 17 pm
at
Fédération Française du Bâtiment, rue La Pérouse 75016 Paris.

Through technical presentations of different software publishers using the database, this conference will allow you to understand product deta necessary to achieve a RT2012 calculation. The number of attendees being limited, we thank you to advise about your visit by email : contact@catalogue-clea.fr
Eurovent Certification and Certita merge their activities to become the 1st European one-stop-shop for performance certification
July 2013

Certita and Eurovent Certification Company, leading product certification companies in the field of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R), have successfully completed the merger of their certification activities within a new corporation named Eurovent Certita Certification.
EUROVENT CERTIFICATION and CERTITA MERGE THEIR ACTIVITIES ( pdf - 342 Ko)
Variable Refrigerant Systems programme - Update
February 2013

We are pleased to confirm compliant registration of manufacturers at the date of 31 January 2013 for the new VRF programme. Certification process steps along with product test(s) required to comply with certification protocol will generate certified performance data for VRF between end of June and end of September 2013. Certified performance for VRF will be available on Eurovent Certification's web site by the end of September 2013.
New Programme - Variable Refrigerant Systems (VRF)
January 2013

After nearly 2 years, the Launching Committee - 8 manufacturing companies - has finished its task and drew up the Operational Manual and Rating Standards for Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems.

Companies willing to join the VRF certification programme are invited to contact us at apply@eurovent-certification.com to receive the necessary package information.

Press Release - A new certification programme for VRF Systems ( pdf - 119 Ko)
Description of the programme
Regulations on minimum efficiency and energy efficiency labelling of air conditioners below 12kW
January 2013

The regulation Regulation 206/2012: Ecodesign requirements for air conditioners and comfort fans was voted in May 2011 and published on 10 March 2012 in the Official Journal. Together with the Commission Delegated Regulation 626/2011 of 4 May 2011 regarding energy labelling of air conditioners, both regulations apply from 1 January 2013.

Ecodesign Air Conditioners below 12 kW (and confort fans)
Labelling for Air Conditioners below 12kW
New certification program - European Heat Pumps
Eurovent Certita Certification is pleased to announce the launch of the 1st European wide certification programme for Heat Pumps, Heating and Reversible, having a heating capacity less than or equal to 100 kW.
Each range will be certified according to the certification reference NF 414, under the Eurovent Certified Performance mark.
The products covered by the certification are heat pumps (HP) belonging to the following categories:
· Electrically driven heat pumps for space heating, including appliances with a cooling function,
· Electrically driven heat pumps used for heating swimming pool water for seasonal and/or year round use, installed outdoors or inside a building,
· Electrically driven heat pumps covering both the above uses,
· Dual-mode heat pumps, i.e. designed for space heating and domestic hot water production,
· Gas absorption heat pumps, including appliances with a cooling function,
· Engine-driven gas heat pumps, including appliances with a cooling function,
The certified performances are:
· The energy performance in heating & cooling mode
o The Coefficient of Performance (COP) & Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER),
o The heating & cooling capacities,
o The absorbed electrical power.
· The sound power level.
The certified performances cover both Ecodesign and Seasonal performance requirements:
. Seasonal Coefficient of Performance (SCOP),
. Seasonal Efficiency ηs.
Key benefits of this program:
- More than 8000 product references available from more than 50 manufacturers,
- A robust certification process based on product test & factory audits,
- Certified data available on line 24/7.
 


EN 45011 and ISO/IEC Guide 65 become ISO 17065
September 2012

ISO/IEC 17065:2012
"Conformity assessment - Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services" becomes the new standard applicable to certification bodies like Eurovent Certification Company. A transitional process will be planned with the accreditation body (COFRAC in France) for the continuity of the accreditation to be ensured.
A New European standard for air filters EN 779:2012
March 2012

The new European standard for air filters is now ratified, official publication being foreseen for the end of this year. The main changes are the introduction of medium filter classes (M5 and M6 replacing F5 and F6) and the addition of new requirements on minimum filtration efficiency (ME) for fine air filters (F7, F8 and F9). These new requirements which include testing of the discharge efficiency will allow to better assess the efficiency of air filters during their entire lifetime. Eurovent certified data are still based on the classification defined in EN 779:2002, however discharge efficiencies are certified and published in ECC certification database since February 2012. Once EN 779:2012 is published, we will review our certification protocols and new standards will be applied in 2013.

Chillers: Application of the new version of EN 14511
March 2012

The new version of EN 14511 was ratified on the 19 July 2011, including a different method to take into account the contribution of water pumps in the unit performances. The efficiency of the pump is no longer a default value but a function of the required hydraulic power. As this method is more realistic, the participants to the chiller programme decided to fully apply this new version starting from the 2012 certification campaign. The new performances declared based on the new version of the Standard were published on the ECC website end of March 2012.

Note: A reminder of EER and COP values without pump correction (measured while the pump is not running for units with integral pump) and the corresponding Energy classes are available on ECC website for units that were declared before 2012.

Workshop at REHVA annual conference in Timisoara, Romania

19-20 April 2012

Eurovent certification gave a workshop at Timisara, Romania, where fruitful discussions could be held about the interest of certification and the link with building regulations.
Energy efficiency of certified products - summary ( pdf - 30 Ko)
First European programme for Cooling Tower Thermal Performance Certification
February 2012

The scope of the programme includes standardized model lines for open circuit cooling towers, typically factory assembled Standardized model lines are composed of individual models that are required to have published thermal rating capacities at corresponding input fan power levels.

Thermal performance certification via this programme offers a tower buyer assurance that the capacity published for the product has been confirmed by the initial and on-going performance testing per the requirements of the programme using CTI STD-201.  It also offers for regulators of energy consumption related to cooling towers, that the capacity of the towers has been validated. Minimum energy efficiency standards such as ASHRAE 90.1, which requires cooling tower energy efficiency validation by the CTI certification process, are used by governments and by green building certification programmes such as LEEDTM.

The Eurovent Certification Company (ECC, Brussels, Belgium) is pleased to announce the Certification programme for cooling tower thermal performance developed in cooperation with the Cooling Technology Institute Est.1950 (CTI, Houston, Texas, USA). In the near future closed circuit cooling towers will also be included (Kick-off meeting during 2012).

ECC wish to sollicit interest from European and other cooling tower manufacturers to join this programme : please contact apply@eurovent-certification.com
Certification Manual edition 8
December 2011

Eurovent Certification has published latest version of Certification Manual. Main modifications deal with softwares, factories and use of the ECC mark and energy efficiency label.


Please send me latest edition of Certification Manual
I have comments about CM8
I would like to apply for the certification of HVAC products
My products are certified and I need an updated diploma
My products are certified and I need ECC mark
My products are certified and I need ECC energy efficiency label
New organigramme within ECC
September 2011

The technical department has enlarged its team. Ms Nicaise joins again ECC as Coordinator. She will be the main contact between ECC and the laboratories.
Our contacts
New offices
July 2011
Eurovent Certification Company moved its offices. You will find us at: 53 rue de Turbigo 75003 Paris
Our telephone numbers remain unchanged.
How to reach ECC offices ( pdf - 201 Ko)
New energy label for refrigerated display cabinets
February 2011

Taking advantage of the Euroshop fair in Düsseldorf, ECC presented the new energy label of refrigerated display cabinets, allowing better comparison of products.
A well known HVAC magazine in Germany reported the event in the February 2011 issue. By courtesy of KKA Kaelete Klima Aktuell(c).

Link to the KKA article (German) ( pdf - 931 Ko)
Design of the mark changes in 2011
January 2011
Here is the "Eurovent Certification Mark", designed to increase the visibility of the Eurovent Certification brand. If your products are certified, you are allowed to use it according to the rules described in Certification Manual ed7. For further assistance, please contact the communication department.
Restricted link to the mark and labels
New certification programme starting for Cooling Towers in cooperation with CTI
December 2010
The European certification programme for Cooling Towers will start its activities, managed by ECC in cooperation with CTI. We would like to invite manufacturers to join the first meeting taking place on 16 February 2011 in Paris.

More info to the new CTI / Eurovent certification cooling towers programme ( pdf - 30 Ko)
Certiflash now available on App Store

The application that facilitates the online access to third party certified data for 50 000 HVAC products is now available on App Store at a price of 1.59€

 


Link to the Certiflash Application on iTunes
Link to the Certiflash website
Air-conditioning, air handling and refrigeration equipment : European certification, standards and directives on energy efficiency

July 2010

ECC's paper on energy efficiency labelling has just been issued in the REHVA magazine. The paper details the various European regulations for air conditioners, heat exchangers, chillers, fan coils units and refrigerated display cabinets. It describes also the ECC pushing forward labelling policy.


Read the full article ( pdf - 2189 Ko)
French RT 2012 Regulation just released
French RT 2012 regulation has settled new rules regarding office and residential buildings' energy consumption with no more than 50kWh/m²/year allowed for a new construction. Official texts and calculation schemes will be published in November 2010.
Link to the full article on the RT 2012 regulation ( pdf - 274 Ko)
Workshop Certification at Clima 2010

May 2010

During REHVA Clima 2010 conference, Eurovent Certification will present its activities to the consultants in a dedicated workshop. It will take place on Tuesday 11 May, 9h00-10h30, room 12. The full paper presented for the conference was also accepted for oral presentation.

Technical programme of the conference
End of the first testing campaign for Drift Eliminators
December 2009

The first testing campaign for Drift Eliminator was completed in December 2009. Tests were carried out by McHale independent test agency in Hamon's facilities in Brussels. Certified reference will be available on the ECC website in March 2010 after the full analysis are finished.

I would like to apply for the certification of Drift Eliminators
New database system

November 2009

Eurovent Certification has started devopping its new database system: more flexible, more user-friendly, it willl accelerate the whole process of certification.


Heat pumps in Eurovent Certification Programme
October 2009

The ECC certification programme for Liquid Chilling Packages includes now Hydronic Heat Pumps!

I want my Heat Pumps to be certified
Benefits and valorisation of certification
September 2009

Eurovent Certification participated on 17 September 2009 in Paris to the event organised by the FIEEC (Federation des Industries Electriques, Electroniques et de Communication) to debate about benefits and valorisation of certification. With the recent evolution of the performance constraints from the product to the system and then the building, it will be important in the future in our field to certify components, but also controls.

Presentation of ECC by Ms Marinhas (French) ( pdf - 101 Ko)
For more information about Fieec
Latest draft of prEN 14825 and EuP DG TREN Lot 1
August 2009

A new draft of prEN 14825 about part load testing is available. It has been modified to be in line with the EuP directive, DG TREN, Lot 1. Questions which didn't reach unanimity regard the sizing of the building (XS, S..., 4XL), and the temperature levels (High, Medium, Low).

Air-to-water and water-to-water equipment: heating only units
August 2009

ECC is currently investigating with the manufacturers about the opportunity to extend the programme for Chillers to Heating only units. Indeed, the market for Heat Pumps is growing throughout Europe and it would allow Manufacturers certifying some ranges of equipment which are not yet covered by Eurovent Certification.

Ask for more information
New Lot for Air Conditioning and Ventilation Systems

July 2009

A recent call for tender from the European Commission, ENTR/2009/035 includes as lot 6: Air-conditioning and ventilation systems. The scope itself is to be defined within the preparatory study under task 1 "definition" (out of the 8 tasks to be accomplished).

http://ec.europa.eu
New Labelling for AHU - Now Available!
July 2009

The European Commission proposal for the new format for the Energy Label met with very mixed response from the European Parliament and delayed the preparation of the Eurovent Certification Label for Air Handling Units. After many modifications, it is now available and Manufacturers with certified AHU's can now use it in their spreadsheets and on their units.

For more information... ( pdf - 1292 Ko)
New ECC Managing Director
June 2009

Jacques Benoist has retired. During the last Eurovent General Assembly Erick Melquiond was appointed as Managing Director of the Eurovent Certification Company (ECC).

Contact
Ecofreezer.org for Chillers
May 2009

BIO IS has been commissioned to conduct the preparatory study Commercial refrigerating and freezing equipment (ENTR Lot 1). We recommend to our Participants to the Chiller Programme with direct interest to register as stakeholder on the project website.

http://www.ecofreezercom.org/
Minimum requirements for Chillers in Australia
May 2009

You will find the forthcoming MEPS requirements from 1 July 2009 for Chillers exported to Australia following the link below. It is to be noted that Eurovent and Ahri Certification programmes are recognised by Australian authorities insofar as test reports are not required for Chillers covered by at least one of these certification schemes.

http://www.energyrating.gov.au/library/details2008-factsheet-chillers.html
New certification programme in preparation: Drift Eliminators
April 2009

The certification programme for Drift Eliminators is ready to be launched. Products will be listed on the website after the first test campaign is completed.

I would like to apply for the certification of Drift Eliminators
New design of the Eurovent Certification website
April 2009

As you can see, the design of the website has evolved. The readability of the website was improved (larger fonts, more illustrations). The products are now accessible by participant name, trade name or programmes. The main new feature is the possibility to select specific products with a dedicated search engine.
Customer survey
April 2009

A customer survey was conducted end of March 2009 to evaluate the service provided by the Eurovent Certification staff. The main results will be presented on the website by the end of May 2009.
Restricted access for Participants
April 2009

Participants will now be able to download certification documents directly on the website.
If your products are certified, before end of week 15, you will have received a login and a password for the Restricted access area.
The programme for Display Cabinets online soon
April 2009

The lists of certified Refrigerated Display Cabinets are not currently online. The programme evolves to enlarge the number of controlled models and to propose to the end-user a smart search engine with pictures with dimensional information and performances under store conditions. The lists should be available during Autumn 2009.
Market Intelligence Website
March 2009

The website dedicated to Market Intelligence is now available.

Eurovent Market Intelligence is the European statistics and market research service providing to the manufacturers of air handling, air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Eurovent, as the only representative on the European market, has started developing the statistics programs within working groups since 1994. In 2007, the activity Market Intelligence has been officially established by the Eurovent Certfication Compnay in order to accompanying manufacturers through comprehensive analyses based on data provided by the industry.

For further information: https://www.eurovent-marketintelligence.eu/
New labelling for AHU
February 2009

A new label is is preparation for Air Handling Units.
More details in April 2009.
Scope of Rooftops extended to water cooled units
February 2009

The scope of the programme for Rooftops has been extended to water-cooled units.
New Certification Programme
June 2008

Until now, Rooftops were included in the programme for Air Conditioners. On 1 June 2008, a new certfication programme has been launched dedicated to this specific product. Currently focused on air-cooled units, it will be extended to water-cooled systems. Five Participants are currently in, and we expect the programme to developp very well.

For further information, please refer to the description of Programme.

Description of the programme for Rooftops
New Certification Programme
January 2008

Certification programme for Active and Passive Chilled Beams "Chilled Beams" is now available online.

For further information, please refer to the description of Programme.

Description of the programme for Chilled Beams
New certification programmes in preparation
November 2008

Eurovent Certification currently prepares new programmes dedicated to Chilled Beams, Rooftops, Drift Eliminators and Cooling Towers.

Market Intelligence
Eurovent Market Intelligence

The project was launched to enable manufacturers to have a better knowledge of the HVAC market and associated industries through comprehensive analyses based only on reliable data provided by all concerned players.

https://www.eurovent-marketintelligence.eu/
Eurovent/Cecomaf becomes Eurovent

Eurovent/Cecomaf is now called Eurovent. The logo and the website address have changed.

http://www.eurovent-association.eu