IEQ - Joint Position
On 11 October 2017, the Parliament’s Industry committee will adopt its report on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.
EVIA together with the following industry and professional associations (AREA, EHPA, EPEE, eu.bac, EUHA, Eurovent, GCP Europe and REHVA) would like to echo the call of the health community and jointly urge Members of the European Parliament to pay due consideration to Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) for the sake of citizens’ health, comfort and productivity and to support amendments that:
- Ensure compliance with the provisions of the existing and revised EPBD to promote refurbishment and create the regulatory conditions for improved Indoor Environment Quality.
- Set regular inspections and continuous commissioning, monitoring and control functionalities of technical building systems to achieve healthier buildings.
- Enhance the ability of occupants and of the building itself to maintain a higher Indoor Environment Quality in actual building usage conditions, and to optimise energy costs.
- Set up requirements to ensure the deployment of smart technologies such as building automation and controls which, by improving indoor environment quality, have positive impact on health and well-being of its occupants.
This review is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to drive much needed changes and improvements in the existing building stock and to promote systems and solutions that result in higher Indoor Environment Quality (i.e. indoor air quality, thermal comfort, lighting and acoustic environment), lower energy consumption and increase consumer empowerment.
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