Joint industry comments on strengthening TBS in the EBPD review

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

4 June 2017 – Ahead of the European Parliament and Council positions on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) review, the SEDC and 6 other associations – active in the heating, cooling, refrigeration, air-conditioning, heat-pump, ventilation, building monitoring and engineering industries, representing millions of jobs in Europe – jointly renew their call for an ambitious EPBD and a strengthened focus on Technical Buildings Systems (TBS).

Today, despite the obvious benefits, basic building automation and control functionalities of heating, cooling, ventilation systems, lighting and blind integration as well as regular service and maintenance are often missing or being neglected, although they could trigger energy savings of over 30% at very low payback times