EuroWindoor AISBL EuroWindoor Generalsekretariat

Walter-Kolb-Str. 1-7, 60594 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Telephone +49 69 95505436
Fax +49 69 95505411
gs@eurowindoor.eu

This company is co-exhibitor of
BF Bundesverband Flachglas e.V.

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Product category: Trade assosiations/Organisations

Energy Efficiency

ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS
Study on "Heating energy savings in residential buildings due to window replacement" by Ingenieurbüro Prof. Dr. Hauser GmbH (IBH)

The study prepared by Ingeniurbüro Prof. Dr. Hauser GmbH (IBH) is showing that the significant impact of solar gains is missing in requirements for window replacement, where only heat losses are taken into account. The inclusion of solar gains in national requirements can help to optimize the energy performance of buildings and  ensure with that the maximum energy saving potentials.

Key points are:
Renovation of windows in the building stock covers a very high potential in terms of energy- and CO2-saving and the possible amount of energy savings is large compared to other measures
Solar gains (g-values) have to be taken into account beside transmission losses (U-values) for windows and other transparent building elements.
In many cases legal requirements for windows are only formulated on the basis of U-values, and this may lead to suboptimal or even cost-intensive solutions
The energy performance of windows with a worse (higher) U-Value in combination with a better (higher) g-value is often more effective and as well less cost-intensive.
All these statements can be confirmed on a building level as well as on a national or even EU-wide level

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Product category: Trade assosiations/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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Product category: Trade assosiations/Organisations

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

Company details

EuroWindoor Strategy

Mission
The mission of EuroWindoor (EW) is to represent the interest of the European window, door and facade manufacturers through close dialogue with EU and other relevant institutions. Thereby contributing to the EU’s commitment regarding better regulation as well as job creation, energy security, resource efficiency and carbon emission reductions without imposing unnecessary burdens on the sector.

Vision
To be a valued stakeholder for EU institutions when developing legal framework with impact on the European window, door and facade sector.

Targets
Ensure window and door products are on the agenda as a positive product
Daylight providers providing energy efficiency and better comfort and health in buildings

Ensure sufficient knowledge of key EU regulation for the industry
Monitor and react on key relevant EU legislation and initiatives. Make sure key EU regulation does not take us by surprise

Work for Better regulation for the industry
Unnecessary burdens and double regulation to be avoided

Support to replacement agenda in Europe
Window, door and facade contribute to energy savings and better comfort in Europe

Contribution to sustainability and recyclability agenda
Secure that products are fairly assessed on technical verified facts

Securing a strong and efficient organization
Seen as a constructive cooperation partner, that are agile and can react and contribute within the necessary time span

Key activities
Topics from the activity plan after a thorough review where all remaining and possible new activities shall be link to one or more of the overall targets and prioritized accordingly.

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