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Supporter's Bulletin 1/2017

Editor-in-Chief: Jorma Railio

February 2017


Register to the REHVA Annual Meeting 2017 with a Supporters’ Day in London (02-04/04/2017)!

We look forward to welcoming you at the REHVA Annual Meeting 2017  in London (02/04/2017 - 04/04/2017). Please register asap on the event website.

More information about the programme and venues of the REHVA Annual Meeting 2017.

General Assembly – 2-3 April, CIBSE Headquarters, Balham

All supporters are welcome to REHVA committee meetings, and the General Assembly held on 2-3 April, closed by the usual REHVA Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony.

REHVA Supporters’ Day – 4 April, University College London, Central London
  • A full day will be dedicated to REHVA Supporters starting with the Supporters’ Committee Meeting, where we would like to discuss a new REHVA strategy for Supporters. 
  • REHVA cordially invites you to a Supporters’ Lunch in a nearby restaurant to continue the discussions in a less formal atmosphere.
  • The REHVA Seminar discussing policy updates and HVAC sector challenges from the perspective of different actors: manufacturers, consultants, architects. Download the agenda.

REHVA events at ISH 2017

Don't miss to attend the REHVA events 2017 that will be held on 15-16 March 2017 during ISH in Frankfurt, Germany:

  • The REHVA Seminar this year will focus on Controlled residential ventilation;
  • The REHVA Task Force on Residential Ventilation;
  • eu.bac and REHVA will launch a new Guidebook on Building Automation and Control;
  • Guided Tours;
  • ReHVAClub reception.
    Click here to get more information.

REHVA European HVAC Journal

REHVA European HVAC Journal subscription

Receive the paper copy and access to the restricted area at 70€ per year for all readers or 60€ per year for REHVA Members of Members Associations. Or get only access to the restricted area for 30€ per year for REHVA Members and 40€ per year for all others.
To register, fill up the subscription form online or subscribe here: and make the payment via the online secure credit card payment area.

REHVA European HVAC Journal issues
  • The February Issue of the REHVA Journal focused on CEN and ISO EPB standards accepted and ready for publication, New ISO standards on filters and PUE indicator for datacentres efficiency will be soon online;

Please feel free to send your articles on the topics above to in order to publish them on the next issues.

EU Project News

hybridGEOTABS second project meeting at Uponor headquarter, 1-2 March 2017, Vaanta (Finland)

From the 1st to the 2nd of March 2017, REHVA supporter Uponor Corporation will host hybridGEOTABS meetings at its headquarter in Vantaa (Finland).hybridGEOTABS is an active research project to optimize the predesign and operation of a combination of geothermal heat pumps (GEO-HP) and thermally activated building systems (TABS).  It will design an improved, automated ‘Model Predictive Control’ (MPC) solution for testing on hybrid supply and emission systems in demonstration buildings such as offices, elderly care homes, schools and apartment blocks.For additional information please check the dedicated section on REHVA website and hybridGEOTABS website.

EU Policy News

Final voting on prEN 16798-1: narrow disapproval

As we all can read from the new issue of REHVA Journal (1/2017), 29 EPB EN-standards of the total 31 have been approved. These standards passed the Formal Vote last week of January 2017 and will soon be published. FprEN 16798-3 is still on voting until early April 2017, and the Committee Vote on Technical Reports prCEN/TR 16798-2 and -4 will close in early March. Formal Vote on FprEN 16798-1 Energy performance of buildings. Part 1: Indoor environmental input parameters for design and assessment of energy performance of buildings addressing indoor air quality, thermal environment, lighting and acoustics closed on 9 February. In the weighted vote, 69% of the cast votes were positive, but 71% would have been needed to have the standard approved.
The CEN regulations give several options to proceed after a negative result. The Technical Committee in charge, in this case CEN/TC 156, will decide (by taking a decision) on one of several options, including:

  • To submit a modified version of the FprEN to a second Formal Vote;
  • To submit a modified version of the FprEN to a UAP (Unique Acceptance Procedure);
  • To transfer the work to ISO within the framework of the Vienna Agreement, if appropriate.

In this case, the ISO option is interesting, because the technically nearly identical ISO 17772-1 has been approved in ISO voting, giving a possibility to adopt it as an EN ISO standard, with or without modifications. However, in any case the decision is now up to CEN/TC 156, who will have the next scheduled meeting in early May.

International Events

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.
Further information:

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:

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 from 18 – 20 May 2017 at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing, China. The 21th edition will cover 97,000 sqm of exhibition space across eight halls, expects to welcome 1,300 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.
For further info:

Upcoming other events

World Sustainable Energy Days - WSED 2017
1 – 3 March 2017
Wels, Austria
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Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings? Do we need performance-based approaches?

March 14-15, 2017
Brussels, Belgium
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ISH 2017
14 – 18 March 2017
Frankfurt, Germany
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5th International Congress Mechanical Engineers Days

29-30 March 2017
Vodice, Croatia
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REHVA Annual Meeting 2017
2 – 4 April, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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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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1st Buildings India 2017 Exhibition and Conference
10-12 May 2017
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India
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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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Climamed 2017 Conference “Historical buildings retrofit in the Mediterranean area"
12-13 May 2017
Matera, Italy
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38th Euroheat & Power Conference
14-17 May, 2017
SECC, Glasgow, United Kingdom
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ISH China & CHIE 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
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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Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings
13-14 September, 2017
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19-23 September, 2017
Prague, Czech Republic
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7th International Conference on Solar Air-Conditioning - PV Driven/Solar Thermal
September 28 - 29, 2017
Hotel Husa Imperial Tarraco, Tarragona, Spain
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Cold Climate HVAC Conference 2018
12-15 March, 2018
Kiruna, Sweden
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3-6 June, 2018
Espoo, Finland
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