News & Press
16. February 2016

eu.bac Press Release Electricity for clean and efficient Heating and Cooling: 8 key recommendations from EU stakeholders

The European Building Automation and Controls Association (eu.bac), together with the European Copper Institute (ECI), the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) and the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) welcome the launch of the Heating and Cooling Strategy by the European Commission and its effort to link electricity and Heating and Cooling in order to decarbonise energy systems.

There are strong opportunities to better combine the EU’s electricity and thermal energy systems to help drive up penetration of renewables, increase energy efficiency, lower emissions and subsequently support the overall economic growth in Europe.

Integral to this will be the promotion of efficient electrothermal technologies, residual heat recovery, and using building automation strategies. A holistic (system) approach should be at the heart of the revision of key energy related legislations, such as the Energy Efficiency Directive, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the Renewable Energy Directive and the Market Design Initiative.

“Building automation and controls underpin the actual (operation phase) energy performance of the European building stock. This technology has a multiplier effect with energy and non-energy benefits e.g. ensure continuous energy use optimisation, enable demand side flexibility, facilitate the integration of on-site renewable energy sources, guarantee a healthy and comfortable indoor environment, thus increasing the return on investment.“ said Dan Napar, eu.bac President.

See the official document with the recommendations