EFA represented SynAir-G and the IDEAL Cluster at the European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) event


Image: Panagiotis Chaslaridis (on the left), EFA Senior Policy Advisor, attended as a speaker at a EVIA event on  Indoor Air Quality policy (Brussels, 15 February 2024)

Poor indoor air quality impacts everyone, but especially our community; people with respiratory diseases and other underlying health conditions including allergy. EFA, one of SynAir-G partners, was a guest speaker at a policy event on Indoor Air Quality organised by the European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA), where we brought to the table the perspective of patients with chronic respiratory conditions.

Europeans spend 90% of their time indoors. But did you know that indoor air can be 2-5 times, even up to 100 times, more polluted than outdoor air?

On 15 February, EFA was invited to participate in the policy event ‘Breath of Change – Elevating Indoor Air Quality in European politics’, organised by the European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) in Brussels.

The panel discussion gathered an interesting line-up of speakers, including representatives from the European Commission’s Directorate General for Energy (leading the revision of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), which includes provisions for ventilation indoors), regional authorities, technical ventilation experts, as well as the ventilation industry and EFA.

Since 1991, EFA has worked across the policy spectrum advocating for improved IAQ at the EU/Europe levels. EFA works on Indoor Air Quality also in the context of the SynAir-G project, which is part of a larger cluster of EU-funded research projects known as the IDEAL Cluster.

Check the full article on the EFA website