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Supporter's Bulletin 3/2017

Editor-in-Chief: Anita Derjanez

June 2017

REHVA Activities

ABCE Commissioning Certification Scheme First Activities

The ABCE CxC scheme will offer certified supervision services for the commissioning of HVAC equipment. The company was founded in June 2017 and is now developing commissioning protocols for HVAC products and systems with the international expert team of REHVA Member Associations. The first expert meetings were held on 3-4 July in Paris, the work is supposed to be finished within 18 months.

EU Policy News

EPBD Review - REHVA comments on ITRE’S draft report and ENVI opinion 

REHVA submitted its comments to the ITRE draft report prepared by rapporteur Bent Bendtsen on the Energy Performance of Building Directive, as well as to the ENVI draft opinion developed by the rapporteur Anneli Jäätteenmäki. ITRE has received 600 amendment proposals until the June deadline and is currently working on the final opinion scheduled for vote in October 2017. Read the REHVA comments submitted to the two draft opinions here

REHVA’S Contribution to the smart readiness indicator

On June 7th, REHVA was invited to the 1st stakeholder meeting of the study on the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) developed by a consortium led by VITO for DG Energy within a service contract.  The introduction of an SRI for buildings is mandated by the current EPBD, as well as in the amendment proposal of the European Commission. To investigate the scope, definition and calculation of this SRI, a technical study elaborated by Ecofys, WSE, OFFIS and Vito was launched in March 2017 and will last until March 2018. After this 1st meeting, REHVA contributed to the review of the first draft working documents mapping the existing SRI technologies.

Updates on Ecodesign and Energy labelling regulations on air conditioners and comfort fans

The draft interim report on the review study of on air conditioners and comfort fans was released in June. The document contains Task 1 and 2 about product scope and markets and it can now be downloaded here. It will serve as the background document for the upcoming stakeholder meeting, on July 5th, to which REHVA is taking part. More information will follow. 

REHVA Guidebooks Summer Special Offer

From 50% to 60% discount on 9 REHVA Guidebooks
Buy 4 Guidebooks and get the fifth for free or Buy 9 Guidebooks for only 150€
Offer valid on printed copies only until 10 October 2017 depending on stock availability.  

Minimum purchase: 2 REHVA Guidebooks, check the offers' details HERE! Send the order form back to to receive your Guidebooks at this discounted price! The discounted prices don't include handling and postage fees: 10% of the total price without discount with a minimum of 10€. 

REHVA European HVAC Journal

REHVA European HVAC Journal subscription

Receive the paper copy and access to the restricted area at 60€ per year for REHVA supporters. Or get only access to the restricted area for 30€ !
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REHVA European HVAC Journal issues

  • The June Issue of the REHVA Journal focused on Indoor environmental Quality Worldwide (Guest editor: Atze Boerstra) is now available online
  • More information about the publishing plan of the year 2017

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

EU Project News


QUANTUM had its 4th meeting in Athens on 29-30 June discussing about Quality Management (QM) services within Commissioning, QUANTUM QM tools, and their exploitation potential. Read more about the latest activities in 3rd QUANTUM Newsletter. 

On the 29th June, REHVA and QUANTUM organized a joint workshop on Building Commissioning launching a new REHVA Task Force chaired by Ole Teisen (SWECO) and Stefan Plesser (TUB-IGS).  The partners refined the Task Force’s objectives, scope, and contents. The Task Force work will be coordinated with the ABCE Commissioning Certification Scheme activities, and will produce protocols, tools and a REHVA Guidebook on Quality management for building commissioning with contributions from QUANTUM and REHVA experts. 

International Events

ISH Shanghai & CIHE 2017 – 5-7 September 2017 – Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China

Under the umbrella of Messe Frankfurt’s ISH brand, ISH Shanghai & CIHE is the most influential HVAC exhibition in East and Central China. The 2017 edition will be held from 5-7 September at Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China. The fair continues to play an important role in introducing individual heating solutions to China’s East and Central regions.
The show is co-located with four other fairs: Shanghai Smart Home Technology, Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology, Shanghai International Lighting Fair and Parking China. Collectively known as the “Intelligent Green Building - IGB” exhibition platform (Shanghai edition), the shows provide participating exhibitors and visitors a prime opportunity to explore interrelated building technologies at one location. These include heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, building automation, smart home and solar building, lighting and LEDs, and parking facilities. The 2016 edition attracted 52 000 visitors, more than 600 exhibitors and cover 40 000 sqm exhibition space. For more information: or contact:

Upcoming other events

The City of Green Buildings Academy 2017
17 July - 2 August, 2017
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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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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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
28-29 September 2017
Tarragona, Spain
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HVAC 2017
10-12 October 2017
Birmingham, UK
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7th International Workshop on Solar Air-Conditioning
31 October 2017
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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XXXIV Conference and Exhibition “Moscow – energy efficient city”
1-3 November 2017
Moscow, Russia
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7-10 November 2017
Paris, France
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The 48th International Congress and Exhibition on Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning
6-8 December 2017
Belgrade, Serbia
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2018 AHR Expo
22-24 January 2018
Chicago, IL, USA
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ACREX 2018
22-24 February 2017
Bengaluru, India
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Cold Climate HVAC Conference 2018
12-15 March 2018
Kiruna, Sweden
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2-5 June 2018
Espoo, Finland
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For more HVAC events please check the REHVA Events Calendar on and also

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