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EN in the spotlight
2021-07-19
A new standard contributes to improving the energy efficiency of jet fans

 

At the core of the European Green Deal lies the ambition to make Europe the world's first climate-neutral continent by 2050. As the latest development in this sector, on 14 July the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and make Europe climate neutral by 2050. Energy efficiency is one of the pillars of the Green Deal, articulated trough the improvement of the energy performance of buildings and the increased use of renewable energies.

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News
2021-07-05
CEN and ASD-STAN launched the public enquiry for a new standard on drones

 

On 3 June 2021, CEN and ASD-STAN, the dedicated body for standardization in the aerospace sector, launched the public enquiry for prEN 4709-001 ‘Aerospace series - Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Part 001: Product requirements and verification’. This document provides technical specification and verification method to support compliance with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 of 12 March 2019 on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, popularly known as ‘drones’) and on third-country operators of UAS. This includes compliance with product requirements for all UAS authorised to operate in the ‘open’ category (class C0, C1, C2, C3 and C4 UAS).

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Publications
2021-06-29
Standards for biobased products: new infographic developed by NEN

 

CEN/TC 411 'Biobased Products' has recently developed a set of standards for the biobased sector.

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Workshop
2021-06-23
CEN/WS ‘OYSTER on Materials characterisation - Terminology, classification and metadata’

 

The Workshop and the related CWA provide standardised terminology that will improve future exchanges among experts in the entire area of materials characterisation, facilitate the exchange with industrial end-users and experimentalists and reduce the barrier to utilising advanced materials characterisation.

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Workshop
2021-06-23
CEN/WS ‘Innovative testing in support of the sheet metal forming industry’ - Commenting phase for two CWAs

 

The workshop is a result of the currently ongoing Horizon 2020 FormPlanet project (Sheet metal forming testing hub), whose general objective is to develop and demonstrate an integrated ecosystem offering novel testing methodologies to characterise metal sheet properties, predict part performance and prevent production loses to the sheet forming industries to tackle the upcoming challenges in formability of processing sensitive materials.

 

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EN in the spotlight
2021-05-26
A European LNG infrastructure fit for the future: CEN published the new edition of EN 1473

 

In May 2021, CEN/TC 282 'Installation and equipment for LNG', whose Secretariat is held by AFNOR, the French National Standardization Body, published a new edition of EN 1473:2021  'Installation and equipment for liquefied natural gas - Design of onshore installations'.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-05-18
CEN published the new European Tourism Covid-19 Safety Seal

 

Are you looking forward to serene and well-deserved summer holidays abroad, after the long months of lockdowns? Look no further: European standards can help reopen tourism safely and quickly! Today, 19 May, CEN made available the 'European Tourism COVID-19 Safety Seal'. The seal is set out by two CEN Workshop Agreements (CWAs) as part of the 5643 series, developed by the CEN Workshop EUROSAFETOUR.

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Workshop
2021-04-22
CEN Workshop announcement - City Resilience Development – Framework and guidance for implementation with a specific focus on historic areas

 

While negative impacts of climate-related and other hazards on urban areas are widely discussed, their impacts on historic areas have not been studied extensively enough. The aim of the workshop is to develop a management framework that helps, for example, heritage managers, public administrators, and other actors in the field of climate change adaptation planning (CCA) and disaster risk management (DRM) and heritage management.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-04-16
New CWA 17675 provides a clear mapping of tools for carbon management in Europe

 

Many initiatives have been launched both at national and European level to achieve the European objectives for climate and energy by 2030 and for the Paris Agreement. One of these is now a reference about environmental policies and governmental actions: CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) 17675Mapping of the mandatory and voluntary Carbon Management framework in the EU’.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-03-22
New standard helps adapting to climate change: EN ISO 14091:2021

 

Climate change impacts are already affecting ecological and socio-economic systems, and it is anticipated that these impacts will continue well into the future. Organisations of all types and sizes have increasing needs to understand, mitigate and manage climate change risks. A recently published standard, EN ISO 14091:2021Adaptation to climate change - Guidelines on vulnerability, impacts and risk assessment’ offers organisations a consistent, structured and pragmatic approach to understanding their vulnerabilities and to preventing or mitigating negative consequences caused by climate change, while taking advantage of opportunities. 

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