European AMCA Releases Statement on COVID19 Restrictions in E.U.
The European Air Movement & Control Association (EU AMCA) is committed to advancing and maintain the health, safety, productivity, and comfort of the European citizens.
Brussels, 7 May 2020 - The European Air Movement & Control Association (EU AMCA) is committed to advancing and maintain the health, safety, productivity, and comfort of the European citizens. While citizens are coping with a variety of unforeseen and unusual restrictions, it is essential that they are able to maintain their HVAC equipment.
Aside from providing comfort, this equipment is vital for health and safety in addition to productivity, particularly for air filtration and food and medical supply preservation, especially in this time for quarantine. When equipment fails, technicians must be able to repair or replace it as quickly as possible.
Accordingly, as European member states are considering their health crisis shutdown orders, we respectfully request that HVAC and fan facilities and manufacturing sites be considered as critical infrastructure. Subsequently, EU AMCA demands that HVAC technicians and engineers are considered an essential part for the functioning of businesses.
A European recovery plan focused on the EU Green deal should be a permanent priority to help the EU economy recover. Therefore, it is vital that EU national policy measures permits the running of HVAC installations, as this sector can play a significant role in achieving sustainable green transition and contribute to the fight against climate change.
About European AMCA
The European Air Movement and Control Association is the European branch of AMCA International, a not-for-profit association of manufacturers of fans, louvers, dampers, air curtains, airflow-measurement devices, ducts, acoustic attenuators, and other air-system components. European AMCA has 75 members (all fan manufacturers) either based in Europe or controlled by European entities. AMCA is a truly global association, with operations in Europe (Brussels), Asia, North America, the Middle East, and Latin America, and almost 400 member companies.
The AMCA mission is to advance the knowledge of air systems and uphold industry integrity on behalf of its members worldwide. AMCA provides global services for verification of compliance, development of standards, and advocacy for model codes, regulations, and utility incentive programs promoting efficiency and life safety.
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