Symposium 2014

In October 2014, ASERCOM and EPEE once again held their well-established Symposium, prior to the start of the Chillventa – the International Trade Fair for Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heat Pumps – on Nuremberg fair grounds. Refrigeration and air-conditioning specialists were able to learn first-hand about all the innovations, impacts and solutions related to pressing issues, such as the EU reforms on energy efficiency objectives and the associated new ecodesign standards along with the F-Gas Regulation.


Topics covered


  • Energy Efficiency: A priority in the EU and an opportunity for the RAC & Heat Pump Industry


  • Ecodesign: Overview of existing and new measures and coming developments
  • Impact of Ecodesign regulations on large heating and cooling equipment
  • Impact of Ecodesign regulations on refrigeration components

Market Surveillance

  • Market Surveillance for Ecodesign and Energy Labelling: Strengths and Weaknesses
  • What role for the industry? ASERCOM Condensing Unit Certification as a passport to support compliance with regulations

 F-Gas Regulation

  • F-Gas Regulation: Overview of the new rules
  • Impact of the new rules on industry
  • Refrigerant options and effects on compressors