Ventilation technologies are the key aspects to reach the target of nearly zero energy buildings. From 1st January 2016 on ventilation units have to comply with minimal energy efficiency criteria according EU Regulation No 1253/2014 of 7 July 2014 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council. Furthermore, residential ventilation units will have an energy label according EU Regulation No 1254/2014 of 11 July.
This is a logical path for the EU-Commission because the expected energy savings potential of ventilation products is high. Expected energy savings of fans and ventilation units might reach 540 TWh primary energy and this is equivalent to 2-3% of EU 28 total energy consumption.
Considering that the Ventilation market for Non-Residential buildings is quite developed, EVIA sees further potential in developing the market for mechanical ventilation systems in existing buildings. In EU28 only approx.. 16% of residential buildings have mechanical ventilation systems, less than 1% have heat recovery