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Supporter's Bulletin 5/2016

Editor-in-Chief: Jorma Railio

October 2016

REHVA Community news

REHVA REPORT 6 now available online and in hard copy: Building and HVAC system performance in practice
REHVA Workshops at CLIMA 2016, Aalborg, Denmark, 22-25 May 2016 

 The 6th REHVA Report deals with the outcomes of the technical workshops organised during our triennial flagship event, the CLIMA 2016 REHVA World Congress.

REHVA organised 25 Technical Workshops during CLIMA 2016. The objective of these workshops was to present advanced technologies and tools, European projects and the work of the REHVA Task Forces that are developing new Guidebooks.
The REHVA Technical Workshops and this booklet were supported by several companies and organisations. REHVA thanks all of them for their contribution and invites them to continue with our fruitful co-operation.

Visit REHVA's eShop to purchase this new publication. 

REHVA created the REHVA Institutional Supporters

REHVA Institutional Supporters are reputable Universities, research centres and institutional bodies that pursue the same objective as REHVA. The benefits for REHVA Institutional Supporters are multiple, such as networking opportunities with industry leaders and HVAC organisations and having access to most recent technical and educational material in the HVAC field.
REHVA created different options and possibilities to Universities to become Institutional Supporters. More information

REHVA European HVAC Journal

REHVA European HVAC Journal subscription

Receive the paper copy for the cost of 60€ per year for Supporters and on top of it you will have access to the restricted area. In order to have just the access to the restricted area, you can fill in the same form and get it for 30€ per year. To register, fill up the subscription form you find online.

REHVA European HVAC Journal issues

The October issue of the REHVA Journal (5/2016) focused on Nearly Zero Energy Buildings is online.
The December issue of the REHVA Journal (6/2016) will focus on Energy Efficient Renovations

REHVA Supporters Packages 2017

Renew your Supporters status 

Check the special packages that REHVA created for 2017 thanks to your replies to the survey. The REHVA Supporters Packages for 2017 are more various and should suits better your needs.
Find here the services to supporters, the application form and the supporters packages.
Feel free to send your questions, if any, or your forms filled in to Chiara Girardi at

EU Project News

4 new REHVA members  completed the PROF / TRAC Train-to-Trainers course, 19-21 September 2016, Zagreb, Croatia

PROF/TRAC organised its successful 2nd Train-the-Trainers (TtT) course from the 19th to the 21st of September 2016.  Four additional REHVA Members Associations (AiCARR, AIIR, ETE, FINVAC) attended the course and joined the four associations (ATECYR, DANVAK, HKIS, TVVL) already involved in PROF/TRAC scheme.

During a workshop, the trainers started to develop national courses to take place over the course of next year. The next TtT course will take place in January 2017 in Valencia with further REHVA Members Association invited to join.

Find out more about the PROF/TRAC project:

EU Policy News

New EN ISO Standard on Air Filtration- approved

A new global Standard EN-ISO 16980-1 "Air filters for general ventilation -- Part 1: Technical specifications, requirements and classification system based upon particulate matter efficiency (ePM)” which will replace the existing European Standard EN 779, has been subject to national position balloting. No negative votes have been cast, and this also means final approval of the new EN ISO Standard. It is estimated that the new Standard will be officially published in spring 2017.

The filter classification is going to change once again, also the test method is subject to changes. The classification will give some more information about the removal of different particle sizes and also possibilities to better estimate the long-time performance of air filters. 

Also the filter class symbols will completely change, this may cause confusion in practice when published. Also the REHVA Guidebook 11 on Air Filtration will need a revision.

EPBD review - leaked legislative proposal 

REHVA received the leaked version of the upcoming reviewed EPBD of the European Commission. This is not the official public version of the text; the approval of the formal version was postponed by the Commission and is supposed to be published end of 2016/early 2017 as part of a bigger energy legislation package. The complete leaked document can be downloaded in the REHVA website restricted area. Major changes of the leaked document are: 

  • Articles 14-15-16 on regular inspection and reporting about heating and air-conditioning systems will be deleted and replaced by obligations defined in Article 8. 
  • Article 8 (Technical building systems) is significantly changed according to a revised definition of technical building systems. Obligations cover the integration of building automation and energy monitoring systems; introducing a smartness indicator and adding infrastructure for electro-mobility
  • Article 6 on new building is simplified, keeps only the obligation to meet minimum energy performance requirements.
  • Annex I is updated and includes a binding reference on minimum IEQ requirements. However, they don’t define EU level requirements. “Energy need shall be calculated in order to ensure minimum environment levels that shall be defined at national or regional level.” 

The REHVA TRC will develop a position about the published final EPBD proposal and will collect comments from its member and supporters in the coming weeks. 

Ecodesign Working Plan 2015-2017 postponed again 

The publication of the delayed Ecodesign Working Plan 2015-2017 wad postponed again by the Commission and is supposed to be published end of 2016. In the coming months, a debate is foreseen at Commissioner level regarding the Ecodesign framework as well as ongoing and future product groups to be addressed. As reminder, the Commission considered to include building automation and control systems a new product group to be tackled in the work programme. 


CEN/CENELEC set up a joint working group on ‘Energy-related products - Material Efficiency Aspects for Ecodesign’ (CEN-CENELEC JWG 10, per Mandate 543 of the EC to develop a horizontal standard). The objective is to develop horizontal European standards to facilitate the implementation of resource efficiency requirements under the Ecodesign framework. These standards should be generic with a view to being applicable to various types of products. this working group will define general parameters and methods for assessing durability, upgradability and ability to repair, re-use and re-manufacture products. It will also issue guides on how to use these standards for specific products.

International Events

ACREX 2017 - 23-25 February, 2017 - India Exposition Centre (IEML), Greater Noida, Delhi, India,

After the roaring success at Mumbai with 400+ Exhibitors and 34000+ Business Visitors, the 18th edition of the biggest, widest and most dynamic show in the HVAC& R industry, ACREX India 2017, is going to be held at India Exposition Centre (IEML), Greater Noida from 23 – 25 February 2017.
The focus will not be limited only to HVAC&R but will feature diverse Building Engineering Services that include Electrical & Plumbing Services, Building Automation and the ever - growing Cold Chain Industry.
ACREX India 2017 is meant to not only be the launch-pad for potential business-enabling collaborations, but also be a living resource pool and a seamless amalgamation of Integrated Building Solutions that you can access right there and then.

World Sustainable Energy Days 2017 – 1-3 March, 2017 – Wels, Austria,

As one of Europe's largest annual conferences on energy efficiency and renewable energy, the WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAYS (WSED) have grown over the past 20 years into a global meeting place for the sustainable energy community. In 2016, the event attracted over 700 participants from 57 countries! The next edition will be held from 1-3 March 2017 in Wels/Austria. 3 interactive events provide valuable networking possibilities: "Energiesparmesse", major tradeshow on renewable energy and energy efficiency  -  Cooperation Platform  -  Technical Site Visits
Conference topics include: renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, energy-efficient and sustainable buildings, energy services, pellets, sustainable energy research, technologies, markets and policies


1st Buildings India 2017 Exhibition and Conference - 10-12 May, 2017 - Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India

 1st Buildings India 2017 exhibition and conference will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, during 10-12 May 2017. The expo will connect exhibitors and speakers with government administrators, municipal bodies, industry leaders, investors, etc., who have interest in developing smart cities.


Sustainable Infrastructure is an integral part of the smart cities mission. Driving a nation’s social and economic development, cities are the centre of resource consumption. Today, as people moving towards urban areas, cities are facing the pressure to accommodate the growing population.

According to the United Nations (UN), the global urban population surpassed the global rural population in 2007, and it predicts that 70% of the world’s population will be urban by 2050, with many cities having more than 10 million inhabitants.

Further information:

Other HVAC events

CCHVAC Conference
8 –12 November, 2016
Hainan, China
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7th ECTP Conference - Innovative Built Environment
17-18 November, 2016
Center for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
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47th International HVAC&R Congress and Exhibition
30 November – 2 December, 2016
Belgrade, Sava Centre, Serbia
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2017 AHR Expo
30 January – 1 February 2017
Las Vegas Convention Center; Las Vegas, Nevada USA
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Aquatherm Moscow
7-10 February 2017
Crocus Expo, Moscow, Pavilion 3, Halls 13-15
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Aquatherm Novosibirsk
14-17 February 2017
Novosibirsk Expo Centre
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19 – 22 April, 2017
Izmir, Turkey
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Aquatherm St. Petersburg
19 – 21 April, 2017
EXPOFORUM, Pavilion G, St. Petersburg, Russia
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50th International Congress “Beyond NZEB retrofit of existing buildings”
10 – 11 May, 2017
Matera, Italy
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Sodex Ankara
10 – 13 May, 2017
Ankara, Turkey
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Climamed 2017 Conference “Historical buildings retrofit in the Mediterranean area”
12 – 13 May, 2017
Matera, Italy
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ISH China & CIHE 2017
18 - 20 May 2017
New China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
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Building Simulation 2017
7 – 9 August, 2017
San Francisco, California
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43rd International Symposium of CIB W062 Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings 2017
23 – 25 August, 2017
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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ISH Shanghai & CIHE 2017
5 – 7 September 2017
Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China
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7th International Conference on Solar Air-Conditioning - PV Driven/Solar Thermal
28 – 29 September 2017
Hotel Husa Imperial Tarraco, Tarragona, Spain
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