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Call for action — Strengthening Indoor Environment Quality in the revised EPBD

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Position of industry and professional associations (EHPA, EPEE, eu.bac, Eurovent, EVIA and REHVA)

 

The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) together with the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), the European Building Automation and Controls Association (eu.bac), Europe’s Industry Association for Indoor Climate (HVAC) Process Cooling and Food Cold Chain Technologies (Eurovent), the European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) and the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA), released a joint position paper calling for action to strengthen Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) in the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.

 

According to the document, the aforementioned associations call on the European Commission to consider the following points when working on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) or any related energy legislation:

 

  • ensuring better enforcement & refurbishment in the frame of the revised EPBD to create regulatory conditions to ensure better IEQ;
  • ensuring regular inspections and continuous commissioning of technical building systems to maintain the envisaged IEQ parameters;
  • including references related to IEQ in adequate legislation such as the revised EPBD;
  • raising opinion makers and public awareness on the benefits of an increased IEQ.

For further information please click on the link provided below or download the full position paper here.