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 regarding the large
untapped potential for heat and cold recovery from exhaust air, which, if promoted properly, has the potential to
achieve significant energy savings through a reduction of the heating and cooling energy demand of buildings.
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 and cold recovery is better promoted in the proposals for the EED
and RED. Furthermore, we urge to consider the nexus between energy efficiency and health through implications
for Indoor Environment/Air Quality (IEQ/IAQ) and recommend that the revised EED takes this into account along
the lines described in this paper.