REHVA Courses in CLIMA 2016


REHVA offered two educational courses of three hours each covering best practices for building, design and operation at CLIMA 2016 in Aalborg. The training couples technology advancements with real-world practices and draws upon new REHVA literature.

Each attendee received INCLUDED in the course price:

  • materials such as REHVA Report or Guidebook depending on the course (market value about 40€);
  • a certificate of attendance.


Aalborg Congress & Culture Centre
Europa Plads
4DK-9000 Aalborg


Date: Sunday May 22, 2016
Time: 12:30–15:30

Nearly Zero Energy building design and performance

Course Summary:

Nearly Zero Energy Building construction and renovation require a huge contribution from the building sector and is a challenge for the construction industry. A successful design and construction process towards nZEB requires innovative design processes and technologies based on an integrated design approach and multi-disciplinary work teams.

This course explores some specific aspects related to of nZEB design and performance, high performing HVAC systems, as well as the new skills and interdisciplinary design approach needed from professionals involved in nZEB construction and renovation.

Recommended Reference:

Report no.4: REHVA nZEB technical definition and system boundaries for nearly zero energy buildings (included in the price)


Peter Op't Veld, Senior Consultant, Huygen Installatie Adviseurs

Jarek Kurnitski, Prof. Dr. Eng., Tallinn University of Technology / Aalto University

Jos Bijman, Ing. J.N.M., Education Coordinator trainer, TVVL Dutch Society of Building Services


Date: Wednesday May 25, 2016
Time: 9:00–12:00

Chilled Beam Technology for Excellent Indoor Climate in Sustainable Buildings

Course Summary:

This three hours short course gives an insight on the state-of-the art of chilled beam technology and design methods. It is intended for HVAC-Engineers, Facility Owners and Architects.

The course level is intermediate; a basic knowledge of HVAC system design and air diffusion is required.

Recommended Reference:

REHVA Guidebook 21: Active and Passive Beam Application Design Guide (included in the price)


Risto Kosonen, Professor , Aalto University, Department of Energy Technology

Carlos Lisboa , HVAC Senior Consultant, BLC navitas, Lda, Portugal

Julian Rimmer, Vice President, Design and Business Development at Price Industries, London, United Kingdom