Belgium

ATIC vzw-asbl

Association Royale de la Technique du chauffage, de la ventilation et de la climatisation
Koninklijke vereniging van de verwarmings-, ventilatie- en klimaatbeheersingstechniek

 

Established: 1938
Personal Members: 100
Company Members/Supporters: 100
Number of personnel in the office: 1

President: Joris MAMPAEY
Years: 11
Joris.Mampaey@outremer.be

Head of Secretariat: Veronique MATTHYS
Veronique.Matthys@remove-this.atic.be

 

CONTACT INFORMATION OF THE OFFICE

Mailing address:
ATIC vzw-asbl
BC LEUVEN
Interleuvenlaan 62
3001 LEUVEN

Contact person: Veronique Matthys, Operating Manager

Tel: +32 (0)16 39 48 00
Fax: +32 (0)16 39 48 01
E-mail: info@remove-this.atic.be
Website: www.atic.be

 

SOCIETY´S MAGAZINE/JOURNAL

ATIC NEWS

In order to keep its members informed about the ongoing status of the profession, the association organises seminars, conferences, workshops...
Number of electronic issues/year: 50
Number of copies per issue: 3000 electronic addresses
There is no printed ATIC news any more since a few years. The ATIC news is coming in an electronic mailing, all issues that are important and all invitations are sent like this.
OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • Cahier de charge 105
  • Lastenboek 105
  • together with REGIE DES BATIMENTS, this publication is being done and will be finished in 1 year approximately.  This has been sponsored for the biggest part by ATIC

TRAINING EVENTS/COURSES

Number of training events/courses per year: 4
Total number of participants per year: 120
ATIC is the driving force behind a series of educational cycles specific to our profession of heating and ventilation. In the Belgian area, these are almost the only available educational programs in our professional field.
ATIC also organises specialised courses such as courses concerning ‘solar installations’ / ‘BACS’ / ‘water quality in closed systems’...EES WORKSHOP 
CONFERENCES

National conferences per year: 2 à 3 + visits of technical – HVAC - installations special buildings
Website of the conference: www.atic.be
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

The association gives financial support to different research institutions as university laboratories or other research institutions.  

A privileged relationship exists between the thermodynamic laboratory of the university of Liège and ATIC. Apart from that, ATIC grants special prices to individuals or institutions that have realised outstanding work in our field.

Special research prize - Call for tenders –The ATIC aims to promote technical progress in HVAC-related fields.

Every day the sun generously sends us energy in the form of light and heat, a form of energy that is virtually inexhaustible. For our part, we seek to develop new technologies and endeavour to capture the power of the sun and adapt it to our requirements. 

Within this context, and especially in 2013 on the occasion of its 75th anniversary, the ATIC wishes to encourage research geared towards the development of innovative technologies that focus on ways to use solar power for heat production and air conditioning.

To this end, the ATIC will contribute the sum of €68,000 towards research in this field in 2013 and 2014 in the following specialised area: Adaptation of heating and air conditioning systems to promote the optimum use of solar thermal energy

BURNAY FOUNDATION - CALL FOR PROJECTS WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF ATIC

Introduction

In 1983, When CEDRIC (Centre d'Etudes, de Documentation et de Recherche pour l'industrie du Chauffage), situated at Liège University, was Dissolved, the Existing Funds, as well as a donation from Professor Burnay, were invested in a foundation named 'Burnay Foundation' which was set up for this purpose, and is managed by ATIC. The foundation was named in honor of Gilbert Burnay, who contributed generously to our industry. The regulation of this foundation biedt (in Article 1) that the funds are to be used to support the research, the development and the establishment of procedures, methods and codes of good practice in the areas of heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

On a regular basis, calls are sent in order to assess whether projects could be Financed better. The ATIC Board members (supported by the Burnay Commission) chose the most appropriateness candidate among the proposals that are submitted.

The Following projects were Financed by funds from the Burnay Foundation fits into the:

  • Set-up of a reference climatical year for Belgium;
  • Development of the MBDSA (Multi Zone Building Dynamic Simulation)
  • Assistance with the CSTC Study Concerning the adaptation of Belgian standard NBN B 62-002.
  • On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of ATIC, the organisation wishes to support research and development projects-which providence a useful contribution in the field of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. Therefore, the Board of ATIC HAS set aside a large sum, equivalent to one year of academic research.

Call for projects
The aim is to support practical work-which would allow designers and installers to make the best decision in the application of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning techniques. Through this call for projects, ATIC AIMS to inform candidates and encouragement them to submit Their application.

LIST OF PROJECTS SUBMITTED

  • REPEAT (REAL PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT) – by: UCLouvain (Service Architecture et Climat)
  • TOWARDS MORE EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS HVAC - Intro Duit par: You Liège (Thermodynamics Laboratory / BEMS Research Group / JCJ Energetics)
  • OPTIMIZATION OF HYBRID POWER GENERATION FOR RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS - Submitted by: Office Boydens & HYSOPT
  • EVALUATION METHODS FOR SATELLITE UNITS - Submitted by: U Antwerp (Research EMIB)
  • DESIGN RULES AND PRE-STANDARD CALCULATIONS FOR ENERGY STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES IN BUILDINGS - Submitted by: You Ghent (M. De Paepe, A. Janssens, R. Bockstaele, H. Monteyne)
  • DEVELOPMENT OF A FRAMEWORK FOR PERFORMING BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATIONS - Submitted by: engineering Ingenium

STATEMENT OF THE SELECTION OF THE WINNING PROJECT

In response to his "call for projects" ATIC received six interesting proposals for projects in the broad field of HVAC.

These proposals have been thoroughly examined by the "commission Burnay" which was mandated to do so by the board of directors of ATIC.

The proposals were evaluated against the extent of satisfying the purpose of the call: "to support practical work-which would allow designers and installers to make the best decision in the application of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning." In addition, they were evaluated on the basis of the criteria which were also specified in the call.

The final choice of the committee, herein, followed by the board, fell on the project submitted by a team from the University of Ghent, with the subject "design rules and pre-standard calculations for energy storage technologies in buildings".

The committee found that the winning project best met the purpose of the call, as specified above.

The search for an optimal integration of various sources of energy, including alternative energy sources including solar energy for heating buildings and the role that energy storage can play in this, responds to a question that many designers and contractors in the HVAC industry introduce themselves.

The project also works best in the context of how the subject of the call for projects was stated: "the project is based on energy saving, integration of renewable energy or the improvement or comfort."

Searching for the best systems to use renewable energy for heating buildings simultaneously promotes the savings of fossil energy. The project thus plays two of the three main themes that were put forward in the article of the call.

The winning project also scored highest in the following predetermined evaluation criteria specified in the call and the commission had held as important.

Response to Market Needs

A "design guide" for integrated heating systems with guidelines for the conception and dimensioning of such systems and the integration of energy storage in this undoubtedly reflects a very widespread demand from various stakeholders in the HVAC industry, both designers and functionaries.

New concept

Searching for an optimal use of alternative energy for heating buildings and exploring the possibilities of various forms of energy storage "this offer is not describe as a new concept. However, it is a very topical issue in the HVAC industry.

However, integrating photovoltaics in this approach is little studied and yet so innovative.

Possibility for Further Development

The investigation integrate the best application of energy storage in heating systems, which, inter alia, alternative energies will only win in importance in the future.

The validation study at the roadside, by implementing and monitoring of certain systems in the E-cube program of Ghent University, was in this area is estimated to be promising.

Real Possibility for energy saving

The optimal use of alternative energy sources - inter alia through the use of various forms of energy storage - means a significant saving in consumption of fossil energy, which in the context of the climate problem is a very important factor.

Accordance with standards, Belgian laws and ATIC work methods

The fact that the proposed "design guide" for such integrated systems and simplified dimensioning method that it will contain conceived as an "add on" was standardized EPB calculations considered a capital gain.

It is also possible to see this as an attempt to more responsive the EPB regulation in the future on the integration of alternative energy sources and the concept of energy storage.

https://www.atic.be/nl/vereniging/werkgroepen/stichting-burnay

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