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Supporter's Bulletin 6/2017

Editor-in-Chief: Anita Derjanecz

December 2017


Thank you for having supported us in 2017, we look forward to continued cooperation in 2018!

Best Wishes and Happy Holidays from the REHVA Staff and REHVA Members.


EU Policy News

EPBD review: Trialogue reached agreement on the revised directive

After the collapse of trialogue talks, the Council and the European Parliament reached an agreement on 19 December in an 8-hours intense 3rd negotiation round.
EU lawmakers agreed on long-term renovation strategies, the issue that blocked talks 2 weeks ago. The parties now agreed about national renovation strategies to achieve an energy efficient and decarbonised European building stock by 2050. Member States shall set 2030 and 2040 milestones and define measurable progress indicators.
Regarding inspection, probably the toughest part of the talks, the opinion of the Council was set through. The inspections of heating and air conditioning systems will be simplified, and member states have sole competence to decide on appropriate measures and frequency. Effective alternatives, such as advice can be put in place. The Council approved above an overall threshold of 70Kwh for inspections.
The Council has agreed on the establishment of a voluntary Smart Readiness Indicator and on promoting digitalisation and smart technologies. Large buildings have to be equipped with building automation and control systems by 2025 only if considered economically and technically feasible. 
The final text of the legislation will be published later. More information.

Ecodesign: review studies on air-conditioners and comfort fans published

The draft reports of Task 3, 4 and 5 for the review study of Ecodesign and Energy Labelling regulations on air conditioners and comfort fans was published and is available online now at the project website. Two more reports linked to Task 6 and 7 drafts will follow soon.
Reports will serve as background documents for the upcoming stakeholder meeting scheduled on 12th January 2018. More information and registration to the meeting online

EU Project News

Build-up Webinar

On 21 November, PROF/TRAC offered a BUILD UP webinar about “Interdisciplinary skills development of building professionals on nZEB construction”. The webinar focused on the skills required by the building industry middle and senior level professionals, and on how to address the skills gap through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. You can access to the recordings of the Build-up webinar.

PROF/TRAC Training Repository free access, new Certified Trainers joining the platform and 5th project Newsletter

PROF/TRAC consortium has recently opened its Training Material Repository to any expert/organisation/project consortium willing to share their training materials about nZEBs with the wide PROF/TRAC community. Upload yours here! Find more about this news here.
The PROF/TRAC platform is growing up! Sixteen new Certified Trainers have joined the network after having attended the TtT4 Webinar Course: find here more information. The 5th PROF/TRAC Newsletter is available here.

REHVA will host the first hybridGEOTABS Stakeholder Engagement Board meeting 

On Tuesday 30 January, REHVA will host the first hybridGEOTABS Stakeholders’ meeting in Brussels, ending in a toast to the New Year. Invited stakeholders include representatives of research and professional networks, relevant industrial associations, investors, policy makers and regulators. The meeting aims at learning how hybridGEOTABS technologies and tools can be valuable for them and how in turn they could contribute to their market uptake.

QUANTUM supports the development of Technical Monitoring guidelines

QUANTUM partners Synavision and the Institute for Building and Solar technology (IGS) of TU Braunschweig were key contributors to the development of German guidelines for Technical Monitoring. These guidelines will soon be available in English through QUANTUM channels. Learn more about it in QUANTUM press release.
The consortium discussed about how to best exploit this unique opportunity during the 5th Project Meeting, held on 29-30 November in Milan. To have the full picture of what is going on within QUANTUM consortium, have a look at its December newsletter.

ALDREN - The European ALiance for Deep RENovation in buildings kicks off

On 20-21 November REHVA took part to the kick off meeting ALDREN, a H2020 new European project bringing together 8 partners around the European Common Voluntary Certification Scheme (ECVS) as backbone along the whole deep renovation process. Within ALDREN, REHVA will be in charge of professional trainings to deploy the new concepts developed for the ECVS to its network.
Read here to know more about ALDREN.

Building 4 People: People Centric Buildings for European Citizens

Buildings 2030, a non-profit platform funded by the European Climate Foundation, is pleased to release a white paper that describes a “state of the art” for the debate about healthy, comfortable and productive buildings by looking at both policy and market dimensions.
The broad alignment of environmental and health agendas presents an opportunity to not only invest in better performing buildings, but also to improve the quality of life for people using these buildings. We call this approach “Building 4 People.”  Download the white paper here and its executive summary here.

REHVA European HVAC Journal

  • REHVA Journal 06/2017 “Residential ventilation” will be available soon online
  • REHVA Journal 01/2018 will focus on IEQ and EPBD

New REHVA Guidebook 23 "Displacement ventilation"

Purchase now the new REHVA Guidebook 23 "Displacement Ventilation" available on the REHVA eShop in hard copy and in digital version.

International Events

ACREX 2018 - 22-24 February 2018 - Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru, India -

ACREX India 2018 will once again present the Build Fair Alliance – the successful integration with the Build Industry, with the focus on HVAC&R, Electrical &Plumbing Services and Fire Safety & Security Solutions.The theme for this year, Rising India: Enterprising and Cool, is linked to the rapidly growing economy of India. The Exhibition will include an Industry Awards Evening, Technical Workshops, and Interactive Panel Discussions on relevant topics of the Industry.The show promises to offer its stakeholders the largest platform for networking with heads from international associations.

European Energy Efficiency Conference – 28 February-2 March 2018- Wels, Austria,

Energy efficiency and sustainable energy use are key to boosting the economic competitiveness of the EU, its member states, regions and individual businesses. Resulting economic growth provides jobs and the ability to invest in the further progress of the clean energy transition to the benefit of all citizens. Energy efficiency for economic competitiveness will therefore be the core theme of the European Energy Efficiency Conference 2018. Mark your calendars for the 28 February - 2 March 2017 and come join more than 400 experts in Wels/Austria at the meeting place for the global energy efficiency community.The conference features policies, technology innovation and market development. It offers a unique combination of conferences and interactive events: 5 conference tracks will cover policies, markets, business models, research & innovation, technologies, financing and best practice solutions (Energy Efficiency Economy Conference, Technology Innovation Conference: Energy and Buildings E-Mobility and Smart Buildings Conference, Young Energy Efficiency Researchers Conference, Energy Efficiency Policy Workshop. Interactive events offer networking & exchanging experience.The European Energy Efficiency Conference is an integrated part of the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED), one of the world’s largest annual conferences in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Organised by the OÖ Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria, the event brings together more than 700 experts from over 50 countries from business, public sector and the research community., #wsed, Landstrasse 45, A-4020 Linz, T: + 43-732-7720-14386,,

MCE 2018: The Essence of Comfort – 13-16 March 2018 - Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy,

In the hometown of design, MCE – Mostra Convegno Expocomfort scheduled from March 13 to 16 in Fiera Milano exhibition center, with an high standard of professional services, symbolizes the fullest synthesis of comfort in the future.
Heating, cooling, water and energy, the basic elements of living at the heart of a contemporary approach that cannot avoid considering them naturally integrated.
MCE offers you a unique opportunity to learn and to source the latest HVAC&R technologies, solutions and systems for smart buildings in commercial, industrial and domestic residential sectors.
As engineers and specifiers, you will connect and interact with the HVAC&R international professional community and you will meet with exhibitors from all over the world.
Attending and participating in MCE will grow your business, develop your profession and overcome your future challenges with enthusiasm and passion.

ISH China & CIHE –22-24 May 2018 - Beijing, China

ISH China & CIHE is the largest fair for the HVAC and plumbing industries in Asia. The 2018 edition will be held from 22–24 May at the New China International Exhibition Center, Beijing. It will cover 106,800 sqm of exhibition space across eight halls, expects to welcome 1,300 exhibitors and 65,000 professional visitors.
With the theme of “Green heating for comfortable living’, 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. Two new zones will be added to the 2018 edition: Water Pump Zone and Clean  Energy Heating Zone, to echo the Chinese government’s new policies.
A series of fringe programmes – 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. More info here.

Upcoming other events

2018 AHR Expo
22-24 January 2018
McCormick Place North & South
Chicago, IL, USA
More information

Aquatherm Moscow
6-9 February 2018
Moscow, Russia
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ISK Sodex Istanbul

7-10 February 2018
Istanbul, Turkey
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Cold Climate HVAC Conference 2018
12-15 March 2018
Kiruna, Sweden
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18-23 March 2018,
Frankfurt, Germany
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13th International HVAC&R Technology Symposium
12-14 April 2018
Istanbul, Turkey
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2nd Buildings India 2018
23-25 May 2018,
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India,
More information

2-5 June 2018
Espoo, Finland
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17-19 July 2018
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Malaysia
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For more HVAC events please check the REHVA Events Calendar on and also

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