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Supporter's Bulletin 6/2016

Editor-in-Chief: Jorma Railio

December 2016

   Merry Christmas and

   Happy and successful year 2017!

   From the REHVA Board Members

  and the REHVA staff

   Thank you for your support in 2016


REHVA European HVAC Journal

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REHVA European HVAC Journal issues

The December issue of the REHVA Journal (6/2016) focused on Energy Efficient Renovations is online

REHVA Supporters Packages 2017

Renew your Supporters status 

Check the special packages that REHVA created for 2017 for you thanks to your replies to the survey. The REHVA Supporters Packages for next year are now 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

The QUANTUM project released its 2nd Newsletter reporting about the latest outcomes of the project after a successful project meeting held in Prague on 1-2 December. Highlights from the newsletter:

  • with the Comfortmeter tool, the project is currently assessing comfort satisfaction in 120 buildings
  • QUANTUM will be presented at the BAU 2017 Fair, in Munich (Germany), 19th of January

The EU funded QUANTUM project develops and demonstrates pragmatic services and appropriate tools that are suitable for widespread use, that support QMS for building performance in the design, construction, commissioning, and operation phases. For more information, please visit QUANTUM website.

EU Policy News

“Clean Energy” package with revised EPBD released

The European Commission unveiled the long-awaited “Clean Energy for All Europeans” Package, an extensive set of legislative proposals including the proposal on the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), a binding 30% energy efficiency target, clarified Ecodesign framework and measures, and smarter finance to help Europe grow while meeting its climate goals. More information including the new elements and main changes to the EPBD, new product groups subject to Ecodesign regulations and new financial initiatives. 

EU Building Stock Observatory launched

The European Commission has launched a new database on the EU's building stock to monitor the energy performance of buildings across Europe.
The EU Building Stock Observatory tracks many different aspects including: 

  • energy efficiency levels in buildings in individual EU countries and the EU as a whole
  • different certification schemes and how they are implemented
  • financing available for renovating buildings
  • energy poverty levels across the EU

The Observatory contains a database, a datamapper and factsheets.

New filter standard – some additional features

The revision process of air filter standards has been reported several times in the previous issues of the Bulletin.

The 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)”, has been approved. The new standard will replace the existing European Standard EN 779 and will thus be adopted as national standard in all CEN member countries. In other countries, adoption of the standard, as in the case of all ISO standards, is voluntary.

The classification will give more information about the removal of different particle sizes and also possibilities to better estimate the performance of air filters – however, the optimal selection will require some more expertise and also knowledge about the outdoor air particle distribution on site. While the number of main filter classes are reduced to only four (ePM1, ePM2.5, ePM10 and Coarse) instead of the existing nine G, M and F classes, in practice there will be a much higher number of categories, expressed as combination of main class and the rounded percentage of particles removed. 

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,

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. 

ISH China & CIHE 2017 – 18-20 May, 2017 – Beijing, China,

ISH China & CIHE is the largest fair for the HVAC and plumbing industries in Asia. The fair falls under the ISH brand of shows. The 2017 edition will be held at the New China International Exhibition Center. The 21th edition will cover 97 000 sqm of exhibition space across eight halls, expects to welcome 1300 exhibitors and 55 000 professional visitors. 

The fair will showcase a comprehensive collection of energy-saving heating, new energy heating, district energy, intelligent control, building water supply and drainage, and home comfort products and technologies. About 70 sessions of concurrent events – including the renowned China International HVAC Congress (iHVAC), seminars, product showcases and networking events – will be held for exhibitors and visitors. 

The programmes allowed guests to exchange in-depth market intelligence with attendees and build strategic partnership with their peers. Professionals will be able to share the latest market information regarding national energy-saving policies.

Other HVAC events

15 – 17 January 2017
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
More information

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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ACREX 2017
23 – 25 February 2017
India Exposition Centre (IEML), Greater Noida, Delhi, India
More information

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

Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings? Do we need performance-based approaches?
14 – 15 March 2017
Brussels, Belgium
More information

ISH 2017
14 – 18 March 2017
Frankfurt, Germany
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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”
Climamed 2017 Conference “Historical buildings retrofit in the Mediterranean area”
10 – 13 May 2017
Matera, Italy
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Sodex Ankara
10 – 13 May 2017
Ankara, Turkey
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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
22 – 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
More information

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