REHVA position papers and policy statements

1. Position paper by REHVA experts and TRC members 

REHVA experts and TRC members exchanged opinions about the proposed changes and defined key elements in REHVA position paper. The position paper is developed on the European Commission proposal and presents closely following the Parliament and communicating with different stakeholders. 

REHVA supports and appreciates the principles of EPBD aiming both at the improvement of energy performance in new buildings with cost optimal minimum requirements, as well as at the improvement of energy performance in existing buildings with incentives. REHVA welcomes the binding 30% energy efficiency target of the revised EPBD and is confident that the building sector can and should contribute more to achieving it. While staying on track with highly ambitious nZEB targets for new buildings, the EPBD must put more focus on the energy refurbishment of the existing building stock, including the replacement and upgrade of inefficient technical building systems that waste energy and don’t deliver good indoor environment quality. The revised EPBD shall better tackle this challenge and aim at strengthening the implementation and its enforcement.

More specifically, REHVA highlighted the need of: 

  • Ensuring high indoor environment quality and energy efficiency at the same time.
  • Ensuring quality, proper maintenance, and performance through mandatory inspection of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems.
  • Promoting the harmonized and ambitious application of EPB standards in Europe. 

2. REHVA - EVIA policy statement 

REHVA - EVIA joint Opens external link in new windowpolicy statement released at EUSEW 2015 called "Europe needs smart regulation for energy efficient and healthy buildings".

3. REHVA amendment proposals on the ITRE draft report on the EPBD review

REHVA sent its amendment proposals on the ITRE draft report on the EPBD review to rapporteur Bendt Bendtsen and his shadow-rapporteurs in June 2017. Download the REHVA comments here

4. REHVA amendment proposals on the ENVI draft report on the EPBD review

REHVA sent its amendment proposal for the ENVI draft opinion on the EPBD review to rapporteur Anneli Jäätteenmäki and her shadow-rapporteurs in June 2017. Download the REHVA comments here.