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Supporter's Bulletin 1/2018

Editor-in-Chief: Anita Derjanecz

February 2018

REHVA Activities

REHVA at ACREX 2018 to showcase EU HVAC expertise and foster international collaboration

ACREX 2018 upheld once more the collaboration between REHVA and ISHRAE, ongoing since 2012. At the largest South Asia Exhibition on HVAC, REHVA showcased the European technological expertise and launched with ISHRAE a joint initiative to improve Indoor Environmental Quality and energy efficiency in Indian and European schools, organizing a joint seminar on the topic.
Read more about the REHVA-ISHRAE seminar and joint initiative for IEQ in nZEB schools.

NEW REHVA Guidebook on Fire Safety in cooperation with Belimo!

REHVA published a new guidebook on fire safety with valuable contribution of Belimo. The REHVA Guidebook #24 Fire safety in buildings. Smoke management guidelines describes the different principles of smoke prevention and their practical implementation by way of natural and mechanical smoke extraction systems, smoke control by pressurization systems and appropriate partition measures. This smoke management Guidebook provides the reader with suitable tools, also through references to standards and regulations, for evaluating, selecting, and implementing a smoke control concept that is commensurate with the protection objective.
The PDF version of the Guidebook #24 is available in the REHVA eShop.


Free vouchers for Light+Building 2018

REHVA is pleased to invite you to its events at Light +Building 2018 organised on 20 March 2018 afternoon in Frankfurt. Join our REHVA seminar "Smart building & digitalisation in the new EPBD. Policies and implementation in practice" and the following reHVAClub Cocktail Reception and get your entrance voucher to the fair.To get your free entrance vouchers REGISTER HERE to the REHVA Events. For any additional information regarding the REHVA Events at Light+Building and the free entrance vouchers, please contact Giulia Marenghi (
We look forward to meeting you in Frankfurt!


REHVA events at MCE - Mostra Convegno Expocomfort 2018

REHVA will be present at the biannual MCE fair in Milan with two Seminars. The first one, in collaboration with AiCARR, "EPBD 2nd recast: opportunities and critical aspects" will take place on the 13 March will draw attention to the most recent updates about the 2nd recast of the Energy Performance of Building Directive. The second one -on the 14 of March- will be the traditional AiCARR International Seminar at MCE: REHVA, ASHRAE and AiCARR experts will debate about "IEQ (Indoor Environmental Quality): Requirements and Practices". 

EU Policy News

EPBD review – COPERER and ITRE approved EPBD review text

On 31 January 2018, the EU ambassadors officially confirmed the political agreement reached in December 2017 between the Estonian Presidency and the European Parliament on the revised EPBD.  The text was then approved by the EP ITRE committee on 21 February, opening the way for the final Parliament plenary vote in April. After this last step, the directive will be published in the Official Journal of the EU and enter into force 20 days later. The transposition period for this legislation is 20 months. The major outcomes of the negotiations are the following:

Members States agreed to develop national renovation strategies to achieve an energy efficient and decarbonised European building stock by 2050, setting mid-term goals with measurable indicators. The strategies shall also address healthy indoor climate conditions, fire safety and risks related to intense seismic activity. The directive encourages MS to link financial measures supporting energy efficiency to the quality of the renovation works, and to certified performance assessed by EPCs issued before and after the renovation.

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 recast EPBD mandates the development a voluntary Smart Readiness Indicator and promotes digitalisation and smart technologies. Large buildings should be equipped with building automation and control systems by 2025 if economically and technically feasible.

You will find a detailed analysis of the new EPBD in the March issue of the REHVA Journal.

EU Project News

PROF/TRAC Project has closed!

The PROF/TRAC team finished a successful 3-years project this month with many achievements to be proud of. The project outcomes were presented in a successful event in Brussels on the 20 February, engaging many stakeholders in interesting discussions.
Find HERE PROF/TRAC 6th and last newsletter featuring the final project outcomes and future development of the PROF/TRAC Platform and Qualification Scheme.

REHVA European HVAC Journal

REHVA Journal 01/2018 “Residential ventilation” is online. Find HERE the full PDF version or the individual articles.

International Events

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.

Greenbuild Europe 2018 - 17-18 April 2018 - Berlin, Germany

Greenbuild Europe offers a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives, revolutionize business and address pressing issues, such as air quality, human health, energy use and global climate change. This event will feature European and international speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases and workshops. Europe ranks third in the world for LEED with over 5,000 projects completed or in progress. With nearly 350 registered and certified LEED v4 projects, Europe ranks second after the United States and Canada for implementation of the newest version of the rating system.
Find HERE the detailed schedule and additional information.

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

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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REHVA Annual Meeting 2018
21-24 April 2018
Brussels, Belgium
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2nd Buildings India 2018
23-25 May 2018,
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India,
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2-5 June 2018
Espoo, Finland
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17-19 July 2018
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Malaysia
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ISH Shanghai & CIHE 2018
3-5 September 2018
Shanghai, China
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39th AIVC Conference: "Smart ventilation for buildings"
18-19 September
Juan-les-Pins, France
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