EPEE participated to the RHEVA summit on 14 November 2017, which focused on the ongoing revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), Indoor Air Quality, and Indoor Environment Quality.
Speaking in front of 80 participants, Andrea Voigt, EPEE Director General explained EPEE’s priorities in the current EPBD. In particular, EPEE calls EU policy-makers to:
- Support the improvements voted by the ITRE Committee to reinforce the focus on Building Automation and Controls
- Support a more efficient and effective framework for Technical Building Systems
- Refrain from limiting system performance assessment to “altered parts”
- Support the strengthening of Articles 14 and 15 on the inspections of TBS of heating and air-conditioning systems and reject the introduction of “adequate advices” as they will not help to maintain the expected and rated performance over the products’ lifetime, and will not deliver on the much needed energy saving
- Fasten, enhance, and promote the implementation and direct use of the recently adopted CEN EPB-standards establishing a common European wide, transparent and holistic building performance calculation methodology