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. The ATIC news is coming in an electronic mailing, all issues that are important and all invitations are sent like this. Social Media and on-line marketing on our ATIC blog, twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook became important means of distributing all ATIC and sister associations news.
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"... - These specializations courses will be further developed in 2018-2019.
Therefore, ATIC organised (together with REHVA) the conference on the subject LOW CARBON TECHNOLOGIES in HVAC in April 2018.
To celebrate its 80th anniversary, ATIC hosted the REHVA meeting days in Brussels 21-23 April 2018. As ATIC had a tradition on supporting students and researchers in the field of HVAC, ATIC has taken the opportunity to host an international conference on the latest evolutions in the field of HVAC.
The goal of this conference was to give the opportunity to researchers and the academic community to exchange their ideas and findings and to bridge the gap with industry.
To guarantee a carbon emission reduction of the built environment, both design, installation and operation of HVAC-systems had to be addressed. Without neglecting the primary goal - meeting comfort demand - new challenges have arisen with the integration of more renewables in our energy provision, but also with a better understanding of the impact of indoor air climate on inhabitants.
The conference focused on design and commissioning of HVAC-systems. This included a better understanding of sustainable heating/cooling technologies and energy storage, but also a good insight in the actual performance. This was characterized by both user demand as changing boundaries in which the system operated. This changes the way performance optimization and evaluation needs to be executed both in the design and in the operational phase, introducing additional criteria like "smart grid readiness" or new parameters to measure individual user comfort.
ATIC invited researchers, both academics as professionals, who addressed one or more of these issues to submit a paper and present their work on the 23rd in Brussels.
More information on https://www.rehvam2018atic.eu/.