Brussels, 27 January 2022
EVIA, the European Ventilation Industry Association, welcomes the revision proposals for the Renewable Energy
and Energy Efficiency Directives as part of the Fit for 55 legislative package.
In light of the concerted effort required to reduce emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and to subsequently attain climate neutrality by 2050, EVIA considers that an integrated approach towards buildings, drawing on the
synergies between these key pieces of legislation, is imperative. This is especially the case when it comes to
recovery of heat and cold, which offers a large, untapped potential for energy savings and thus decarbonisation.
Both the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) have a role to play in this.
We therefore recommend that ventilation heat recovery is promoted in the proposal for the RED along the lines
described in this paper.