Article from our President on the importance and benefits of implementing BACS requirements of the EPBD

In this article, our President, Hans Smid, puts the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) into context and explains the benefits of implementing the Building Automation and Control System (BACS) requirements. With the Directive entered into force in May 2018 and the deadline for transposition expired in March 2020, we must not wait more to fully implement the EPBD. The delay in implementation has a negative effect on the environmental benefits expected from these already approved measures and is also creating an extremely unfair situation for investors and professionals: the first can end up spending money today on systems that will need to be replaced tomorrow and the latter risk being overburdened with short notice project requests when the 2025 deadline approaches.