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2nd generation EPBD standards. of new or retrofitted buildings. Karel Kabele
Supporting national EPBD Strategies have to be jointly Jarek Kurnistki
implementation is a key priority developed by all the involved Stefano Paolo Corgnati
of REHVA; we’ve published a actors.
guidebook on nZEB calculation
and participate in many initiatives What is the most important
for capacity development of action taken in your country
professionals. towards nearly Zero Energy
Which are the most promising
HVAC system technologies In Italy, the major issue
to boost buildings energy concerning nZEB is the energy
efficiency? retrofit of the existing building
stock. Currently significant
As author of many technical incentives are given for
guidebooks on nZEB calculation, building retrofit with two main
I don’t see any problem support measures: tax cuts for
with HVAC or other building building refurbishments and
technologies needed for nZEB-s. tax incentives for implementing
I am convinced that all the energy efficiency measures (from
technologies we need are already thermal insulation improvement
available and, if properly applied, to innovative technologies for
for an affordable price. The latter energy production). I think there
one is the issue we should work is a clear need for government
on. REHVA’s mission is to provide subsidies to make nZEBs
professionals with guidance economically competitive and sell
and support with its technical this “product” in today’s buildings
guidebooks and other training market.
and capacity building activities
across Europe. Which are the most promising
HVAC system technologies
STEFANO PAOLO CORGNATI, to boost buildings energy
ITALY efficiency?
REHVA Vice-President
In the Mediterranean countries
What is the biggest challenge the most promising technologies
to reach the EU 2020 energy in the HVAC market sector
and climate targets? are the mechanical ventilation
systems with heat recovery
The challenge is the integration and dehumidification, which
of the targets. In the future, are poorly deployed currently.
strategies recently running on A significant increase in these
parallel tracks should become installations can be foreseen for
integrated. To reach the 2020 summer and winter heat recovery
goals the challenge in the systems and for heat pumps. The
building sector is to loop the general trend is rapidly moving
objectives of “reducing energy towards all-electric buildings
demand-rising energy efficiency- with electricity produced on site.
using renewable energy-lower Concerning cooling the challenge
CO2 emissions” from the very is to find the tradeoff between
beginning of the design process natural and mechanical cooling. l
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