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  • Historical Vienna was the scenery for the joint AIE-GCP Installer Summit hosted by the three Austrian Federal Associations, „Bundesinnung der Sanitär-, Heizungs- und Lüftungstechniker“, „Bundesinnung der Elektro-, Gebäude-, Alarm- und Kommunikationstechniker“ and „Verband Zentralheizungs- und Lüftungsbau“. AIE President Thomas Carlsson [Installatörsforetagen/EIO] warmly thanked the Austrian team and was very pleased to welcome our USA and South African electrical colleagues once again. In his speech, he stated that Europe is rich because of its differences as long as we are willing to learn and share! Therefore, associations must be able to adapt and be flexible…

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  • The AIE (European Association of electrical contracting companies), AREA (European association of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump contractors) and GCP Europe (Voice of the efficient building engineering services), the 3 main European associations representing the interest of the installers agreed jointly on 3 specific elements of the proposal of utmost importance for the installation sector:

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  • On Tuesday 6th of June, 15 industry associations amongst which the AIE, addressed an open letter to members of the European Parliament and officials in the EU Member States in which they support the recently proposed recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) by the European Commission but equally strongly advocate that an ambitious EU Energy policy will be beneficial to EU Member States and could be a growth and jobs drivers if it is done the right way.

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  • BPIE explored the concept of Smart buildings and came with an answer to the question: ‘What is a smart building?’
    The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) put the finishing touches  on its  comprehensive work on smart buildings, providing a working definition of a ‘smart building’  and  making  detailed  policy  recommendations  to  encourage  their  growth.  The current negotiations on the Clean Energy for All Europeans package are a final opportunity to shape the European building stock of 2030. This latest intervention comes at a crucial point in support of those pushing for more ambitious policy and a genuinely smart European building stock of the 2030s.

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  • EU BUILDINGS NEED TO GET SMART: The European building stock and energy system are at the initial stages of becoming smart: moving from a centralised, fossil fuel-based and highly-energy-consuming system towards one that is more efficient, decentralised, consumer-focused and powered by renewable energy.

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