Membership Committee

Objectives

  • Initiation of activities to build better and stronger relations between the existing 26 national HVAC societies
  • To explore possible ‘white spots’ on the European map, in other words to search for countries with a national HVAC association which is not yet a member of REHVA and to convince them of the additional value of a REHVA membership
  • To intensify contacts between the REHVA members and ‘the members of our members’. Every member organization and every professional within these organizations will be challenged to deliver his or her contribution in the field of building services.
  • How can we make REHVA more visible?
  • Do we really know what our Member Associations want from REHVA?

Action points

To invite our Member Associations (MAs) to insert into their national journals a page with the most important news about REHVA, eventually translated in the local language.

REHVA could insert in the REHVA journal, articles concerning news from our Member Associations and information of the members (results of their [R&D] work, national regulations on energy performance etc.). Proposed title: “Voice of the National Association”.

To invite our MAs to make a link (with REHVA logo) on their website to the REHVA website (www.rehva.eu).

To invite our MAs to add ‘member of REHVA’ on their stationary, leaflets, brochures, business cards, etc.

To invite our MAs to promote REHVA during their own national seminars and fairs/Annual Meetings/ other events, when the MAs have their own booth/ registration desk, to promote the REHVA material and guidebooks when possible.

To organize high level/high quality REHVA courses, with prominent REHVA professors as teacher. Of course these REHVA courses (the ‘REHVA Academy’) will never be given in competition with the courses already delivered by the MAs, but could be done ‘in addition to’. 

To enlarge REHVA’s visibility by being active on social media like Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

To prepare a new survey to our MAs as follow up of the survey held in 2006 by the board (Lilja Wittbom). Questions to be answered by our MAs are for example: 

  •  What do our members expect from REHVA (and beside this: What do they expect from Europe/ the European market and what do they expect from our supporters)? 
  •  What is your opinion concerning the balance between academics and engineers? 
  •  How do you appraise/rate the “products” of REHVA?
  •  How can REHVA help youngsters to choose for building services? If so, in which way? 
  •  And when students have chosen for building services: How can we offer them (extra) money for increasing their (inter)national network and expertise? To deliver traineeships to students by our REHVA and the supporters of MAs.

To organize “recruiting lunches” during (CLIMA)conferences, to create contacts between students and recruiting companies (c.q. supporters)

Could it be an idea to create a REHVA student chapter?

To enlarge the group of core members, from the 9 we have today to a group with representatives from all our 26 MAs.

To enlarge the REHVA family with HVAC-societies on white spots in Europe will be examined. REHVA became information that societies in Austria; Cyprus and Luxembourg are interested to become a REHVA member.