Eurovent has stated that it sees potential for the deal to bolster the European industry as leaders in clean and sustainable products.
Eurovent, the European industry association for HVAC, process cooling and food cold chain technologies, has released a statement expressing its support for the European Commission’s (EC) European Green Deal, which was published on December 11.
“Eurovent strongly supports the initiatives of the European Green Deal,” said Naci Sahin, President of Eurovent. “They promise to make the building engineering sector even more sustainable, to encourage the uptake of the best market-available technologies and most efficient products, and to stimulate further innovation and investment in R&D activities.”
“Already today, the most energy-efficient heating, cooling and ventilation equipment is marketed in the EU,” Sahin added. “The European Green Deal promises to ensure that the European HVACR industry strengthens its role to play in the built environment of tomorrow as well.”
The European Commission describes the Green Deal as “a new growth strategy that aims to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 and where economic growth is decoupled from resource use.”
“Eurovent looks forward to working closely together with the European Commission to accompany the development of the Green New Deal and match its bold leadership to achieve our shared climate neutrality goals,” the Eurovent statement said.
Eurovent is an industry association representing more than 1,000 organizations, mainly small and medium sized manufacturers.
The European Green Deal so far does not explicitly address F-gas refrigerant reduction, though it may in the future, according to Bente Tranholm Schwarz, a Deputy Head in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action.
“[The European Green Deal promises] to make the building engineering sector even more sustainable, to encourage the uptake of the best market-available technologies and most efficient products, and to stimulate further innovation and investment in R&D activities." - Naci Sahin, Eurovent