COMMON INDUSTRY AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS COMMENTS ON THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF BUIDLINGS DIRECTIVE REVIEW
A call to strengthen the impact of Technical Building Systems
The current review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) offers a unique opportunity to strengthen the impact of Technical Buildings Systems (TBS), as a way to drive the much needed improvements in the existing building stock and promote systems and solutions that result in low energy consumption, high Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and consumer empowerment.
Today, despite the obvious benefits, basic building automation and control functionalities of heating, cooling, ventilation systems, lighting and blind integration as well as regular service and maintenance are often missing or being neglected, although they could trigger energy savings of over 30% at very low payback times.
Ahead of the European Parliament and Council positions on the EPBD review, our associations – active in the heating, cooling, refrigeration, air-conditioning, heat-pump, ventilation, building monitoring and engineering industries, representing millions of jobs in Europe – jointly renew their call for an ambitious EPBD and a strengthened focus on TBS.