21.01.2014 12:51 Age: 5 yrs
Category: REHVA event

REHVA Seminar on "European Union: Practical Benchmarking of HVAC System Energy Efficiency"

Tuesday, January 21 2014
11.00 – 13.00
New York Hilton, NY, USA
Meeting room: Sutton South


Systems used to condition and create indoor climate in buildings, including heating, ventilation and cooling, stand for more than one third of the energy consumption in developed countries, and this is where the energy savings are searched for in buildings. Since 2006, the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD-2002) has been implemented in building codes on a national level. For new and existing buildings, this requires a calculation of the energy performance of the building, including heating, ventilation, cooling, and lighting systems. It is, however extremely important that the reduction in energy demand is made without reducing the indoor environment quality (IEQ). This seminar is dedicated to explaining how information technologies and other tools are being used in Europe and by REHVA associated member countries to find the best compromises between HVAC systems, energy efficiency, and IEQ.


Programme of the REHVA Seminar - European Union: Practical Benchmarking of HVAC System Energy Efficiency: 


Chair: Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE, International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark


11.00 – 13.00

HVAC in Sustainable Office Buildings
Frank Hovorka,
Service Development Durable, Paris, France

Assessment of IEQ and Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Manuel Gameiro da Silva, Ph.D.,
Universidade de Coimbra – Polo II, Coimbra Portugal

The Practical Benchmarking of HVAC Systems Energy Efficiency in Use
Zoltan Magyar, PhD.,
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary