REHVA Community of Young Professionals

REHVA is committed to advancing its programs and services for young engineers, helping them build their professional foundations and career. The REHVA Community of Young Professionals will be facilitating professional activities and knowledge exchange between young professionals (below 35 years old) in the fields of indoor climate management, HVAC and building services. We reach out first to former participants of the REHVA student competition and invite them to join our initiative.

REHVA will support the joint activities defined with the community members and offer advantages relying on the existing REHVA knowledge sources and services. Our aim is to create an online community and information hub tailored to the interest of community members.

For any inquiries, feel free contact us at rcyp(at)

RCYP was born at the beginning of 2020 and due to the pandemic and its consequences, we didn't get to meet in real life before 2022. The first in-person social events took place during REHVA 14th HVAC World Congress, CLIMA 2022, in Rotterdam. 

Are you a young professional interested in REHVA activities?

Join the REHVA Community of Young Professionals!

REHVA Student Competition

REHVA Student Competition

REHVA organises every year a competition to award the best HVAC students in in Europe. REHVA Member Association can nominate one entry per country to the competition after having organised their national level contests. The submitted works are based on a Master or Bachelor work and can cover any topic in the field of heating, ventilation or air conditioning. The Student competitions ae organised during the REHVA Annual Meetings and the Students receive a trophy with their names engraved in it, which is then handed over next year to the next winner. The trophy has been traveling a lot in the past decade carrying the names of all the proud winners since 2005.

HVAC World Student Competition

HVAC World Student Competition

In 2013, REHVA founded a REHVA World Student competition, now called HVAC World Student Competition with 4 MoU partners from India (ISHRAE), ABRAVA (Brazil), North-Amerika (ASHRAE), China (CCHVAC) and Korea (SAREK). Every three year at the CLIMA World Congress REHVA is organising the competition, having 1 candidate from each partner continent or region. The candidates ae selected by the MoU partner association. The winner of the REHVA Student Competition is the European candidate in the HVAC World Student Competition.

Between the CLIMA years, the other MoU partners organise the HVAC World Student Competition according to the same rules around the world with the participation of REHVA in the jury. The first competition was held in 2016 by REHVA in Denmark, and the second was in China by CCHVAC. REHVA co-finances the participation of the European candidate in these global competitions.

Book of Papers

Book of Papers

The Book of Papers contain all papers from past editions of the REHVA Student Competitions & HVAC World Student Competitions.

Book of Papers 2019

Access the Book of Papers 2019.

Book of Papers 2020

Access the Book of Papers 2020.

REHVA Young Scientists

REHVA Young Scientists

REHVA dedicates an award to young scientists across Europe for outstanding research work: thesis, dissertation, or a set of shorter publications of similar importance of young researchers on subjects covered by the fields of REHVA competence. The candidate shall be maximum 35 years at the end of the year of application to the award. Maximum 3 REHVA young scientist awards can be granted each year with a maximum of one per country. The award recipient receives memorial plaque and honorary.

Check out the REHVA young scientist awardees

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