EuroWindoor

Walter-Kolb-Str. 1-7 , 60594 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Telephone +49 69 955054-32
Fax +49 69 955054-11
eurowindoor-gs@eurowindoor.org

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  • Hall 11 / G59-1
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  • 07  Research and teaching, trade literature, trade associations and organisations
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Product category: Trade associations/Organisations

ECODESIGN AND ENERGY LABELLING FOR WINDOWS

EuroWindoor AISBL agreed on July 1st in Copenhagen on a position paper on EU Energy Labeling for windows with arguments and proposals for alternative procedures related to the results of the Ecodesign preparatory study for Windows.

The attending EuroWindoor members made a clear and unanimous agreement against an EU Energy Labeling for windows. More negative impact than positive is expected. Although there was a negative assessment EuroWindoor AISBL is willing to support energy efficiency and the development for better energy efficient windows by using another way instead of EU Energy Labeling. Such a label will not increase the replacement rate of windows, but that is needed. EuroWindoor members see the recast of EPBD as the right place to request from Member States stronger requirements (based on energy balance instead of only U-value) for windows in new buildings and for renovation.

Key arguments against EU Energy Labeling are based on the following:
Window products and the purchase situation of windows cannot be compared with white goods and electronic products.
The energy savings potential depend on the specific climate, building etc. The EU Energy label can potentially misguide, and windows are more than energy performance.
Will be against building regulations so far, which are based on national climatic conditions, and not determined at EU level.
Double regulation (CE marking is already at place and include energy related characteristics for windows)
No documentation of added value for customer (affordability and risk of misguidance)
No documentation of the cost and administrative burden for industry
No justification of an EU label compared to national labels or doing nothing.
Better regulation is questioned.

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Product category: Trade associations/Organisations

HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT

ROHS2 - THE DIRECTIVE FOR ‘RESTRICTION OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES’ IN ‘ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT’
EuroWindoor AISBL agreed on July 1st in Copenhagen on a position regarding impacts from RoHS2 on windows and doors with electric functions.

The directive for ‘Restriction of Hazardous Substances’ in ‘electrical and electronic equipment’ was extended to a new category applicable to the sector from 22 July 2019. A study for the analysis of impacts from RoHS2 confirmed the concern of the sector, but concluded in the recommendation that 4 years are enough for solving the problems. The conclusion is mainly based on the assumption that substances regulated by RoHS anyhow would disappear from the products due to other legislation. But even if a window or door fulfils the requirements of CPR and REACH, it does not necessarily comply with RoHS.

EuroWindoor does not agree to the conclusion. The use of recycling material may exceed the limits. When providing input from big manufacturers for the study difficulties became obvious in gathering sufficient chemical data from even main suppliers. For SME difficulties are expected to be many times higher.
EuroWindoor suggests to exclude the window/door itself and limit the scope to the electrical part only similar to the category “Large Scale Fixed Installations”.

On August 18th, 2015 EuroWindoor presented the position to the European Commission (DG ENV) in Brussels without being able to find the solution now.

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Research and Education

EUROWINDOOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SERVOWOOD PROJECT

The strategic objective of the SERVOWOOD project is to develop and establish European Standards that will facilitate the prediction of service life for exterior wood coatings. The SERVOWOOD project will develop a service life prediction methodology which can be incorporated into the portfolio of European Standards for exterior wood coatings. To this end the project brings together experts on wood coatings from the relevant European Standards Committee with representatives from trade associations and others in the supply chain. CEPE acts as the Co-ordinator of Servowood and will take the lead role in WP9 in consortium management. CEPE will integrate the results of the service life prediction methodologies into their LCA software, providing the EU based paint and coating manufacturers and end users a bespoke tool capable of predicting the total lifecycle assessment of a coating.

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CE-MARKING

EuroWindoor AISBL supports the European approach to create the Internal Market for products and to abolish technical barriers to the trade of products. The products bearing the CE marking can be traded in the European Economic Area (EEA) without restrictions.

For windows, doors and facades (curtain walling) the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) 2011/305/EU is the most important regulation giving the legal framework for Declaration of Performance and CE marking of cunstruction products. Therefore EuroWindoor AISBL and its members are participating to the implementation and development of the CPR.

EuroWindoor AISBL has regular contact to the European Commission and is appreciated as valued stakeholder of the window, door and facade (curtain walling) sector.

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About us

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The work of EuroWindoor

It is the aim of the present cooperative agreement (March 2007)

To bundle the interests of European associations of fenestration and door sectorTo be officially acknowledged as the umbrella organization for the different membersTo go beyond lobbying at the European Union

The main tasks of EuroWindoor are lobbying and supply of information, to create a functioning market environment for European fenestration and door sector.

A working program is developed from the points which member organizations have in common.

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Architecture / Construction