Smart ventilation solutions are proliferating rapidly as the Internet of Things (IoT) spreads to the built environment. More efficient product use in this context has the potential to deliver another major improvement in energy efficiency and to drive gains in Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), with the consumer centric and empowered decision-making. EVIA is striving to ensure the deployment of safe, cyber-secure and interoperable solutions.
Juergen Albig (Ziehl-Abegg) is the chair of this working group.
Residential ventilation is at the heart of where many of us spend most of our time – our homes. Because individuals and families spend extended periods in houses and apartments, it’s critical that we pay proper attention to the quality of home ventilation systems. These types of residential ventilation products range from a very simple fan to a high-tech ventilation system serving an entire apartment building.
Jelmer de Jong (Brink Climate Systems) is the chair of this working group.
Supermarkets, schools, stadiums, theatres, laboratories and offices rely heavily on nonresidential ventilation systems. As these systems go through the process of ventilating and providing healthier indoor air, they also provide other key functions such as central heat recovery ventilation and indoor climate control. Again, you might not be aware of the presence of non-residential ventilation, but these systems make our indoor environment healthier and more comfortable!
Laurence Higginson (FläktGroup) is the chair of this working group.
Whether we realise it or not, they are all around us every day! Fans allow us to enjoy the excellent hygiene, food safety and quality-of-life that we’ve become accustomed to. Mostly, fans are hidden from view. They’re in schools, colleges, offices, factories, train stations, airports and shopping centers; they’re an integral part of food processing and cold chain storage; fans help to protect precious IT records in data centers and are a vital element of public transport systems. So, throughout any given day you are more than likely to have experienced the positive effects of fans!
Geoff Lockwood (ebm-papst) is the chair of this working group.
Ventilation must be considered in a wider policy context beyond the product level, covering its vital role in the built environment, to occupational health, through its energy impact. Interaction with other building systems, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) as a key factor, recovery of energy as a renewable energy source have to be considered at global level in all contexts, particularly in renovation context. We spend 90% of our time indoors. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a public health issue that is as important as outdoor air pollution it is EVIA’s goal to promote ventilation across all policies to improve the environments that we literally call home!
Quentin Liebens (Aereco) is the chair of this working group.
If you are a national association, your overarching goal is to provide value for your members. This is why at EVIA we acknowledge the importance of ensuring a reciprocal working relationship where national associations can effectively highlight their members’ specific concerns and positions while providing them with critical information relating to EU legislative and political developments.
Colin Timmins (Beama) is the chair of the Liaison Group.