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Supporter's Bulletin 2/2018

Editor-in-Chief: Anita Derjanecz

April 2018

REHVA Activities

Successful Supporter’s Day and special awards at REHVA Annual Meeting 2018

REHVA dedicated the third day of its 2018 Annual Meeting to supporters, with a traditional Supporters Committee, a tailored Technology and Research Committee meeting discussing technical topics relevant for our supporters, and an informal supporters’ lunch. During the Gala dinner REHVA President Stefano Corgnati handed out special supporters’ awards. One of them to Uponor CEO, Jyri Luomakoski to celebrate the company’s 100-years anniversary and acknowledge their longstanding collaboration with REHVA. Swegon Group Competence Director, Mikael Börjesson received 2 awards: one from REHVA as a tribute for being our committed supporter for more than a decade, and a second award from SCANVAC, represented by Siru Lönnqvist, who handed out a special award for the Swegon Air Academy. Read more.


NEW REHVA Guidebook No.25 and No.26

Two new Guidebooks are now available on the REHVA e-shop.
The European Guidebook No.25, "Residential Heat Recovery Ventilation" prepared by REHVA and EUROVENT experts includes the latest ventilation technology and knowledge about the ventilation system performance, intended to be used by HVAC designers, consultants, contractors, and other practitioners. Purchase your paper copy here and digital version here.
The European Guidebook No.26, "Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings", provides information to evaluate and improve the energy performance of historic buildings, fully respecting their significance as well as their cultural heritage and aesthetic qualities. Purchase your digital version here.

EU Policy news

EP approved with overwhelming majority the EPBD review

On 17 April, the European Parliament adopted the final text of the EPBD with 546 votes in favour and only 35 against. The new Directive will be soon published in the official Journal of the EU and get into power 20 days after. Member States have 20 months for the transposition.

Members States must develop national renovation strategies to achieve an energy efficient and decarbonised European building stock by 2050, with mid-term goals and 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 support to quality, and certified performance improvements comparing performance levels 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.
Read a detailed article about the new EPBD in the REHVA Journal here.

Post-2020 EU budget – EP asks for more funding on climate and energy research

The European Parliament approved an Own-Initiative Report about the EU’s post-2020 Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF) for climate-related funding to be raised to 30% in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the Energy Efficiency First principle. The report also asks that the successor programme of Horizon 2020 (H2020) should receive twice the funding available under the current framework programme. Since a large part of the current H2020 funding goes to energy efficiency and renewables in buildings, this outcome would mean a significant increase in research funding for the building and HVAC sector. Read the full report here.

EIB Smart finance for smart buildings

The European Investment Bank has approved the creation of the new Smart Finance for Smart Buildings initiative which aims to make investments in energy efficiency projects in residential buildings more attractive to private investors using EU grants as a guarantee. This new instrument, together with other EU policy initiatives for smart buildings, aims to unlock a total of €10 billion funding by 2020. Read more.

A NEW CEN-ISO standard Project has been voted for the definition of product properties in the Building Information Modelling (BIM)

The information of our HVAC products is evolving with the BIM standard (ISO 16 739) and the 3D model in the design and construction sector. This impacts the way that the HVAC manufacturers will provide their product data in the thermal simulation softwares, and systems and buildings models. This BIM standard defines 3 basics for construction products and buildings : dictionary and library terminology, standard file format for building (IFC), and information exchange process.

The methodology of Product Properties definition in BIM (PPBIM) has just been voted as a CEN-ISO 23 386 standard Project. A property, eg. Thermal resistance, will have attributes including a unique identification, country, language, definition, unit, type of value, relation… Experts will then validate the property definition or change. This is the opportunity for our HVAC industry to harmonize our HVAC products properties in a European dictionary. PRODBIM is launching products committees with manufacturers for this purpose and the partnership with REHVA experts.

PRODBIM is an initiative driven by Eurovent Services Company. PRODBIM will deliver a dedicated qualified database online service to assist the set-up of the HVAC manufacturer Product data into a coherent Product Information Management (PIM), fully usable for BIM environment and multi-countries codes and regulations. More information on and contact

EU Project News

QUANTUM Guidelines available in English

The German AMEV Technical Monitoring (AMEV TMon) Guidelines are now available in English in the framework of QUANTUM project. QUANTUM partners are now introducing these guidelines to building professionals in a number of workshops in Germany and beyond. Download the guidelines here.

hybridGEOTABS dissemination events held in April

hybridGEOTABS project is intensively disseminating design concepts and first results across Europe, continuously seeking for new members of its Stakeholder Engagement Board (SEB). On 18 April, a symposium was held in Madrid and on 23 April two workshop sessions of the Atic Conference on Low Carbon HVAC technologies presented papers for the consortium. Contact to know more about the SEB.

Second ALDREN Project meeting hosted by REHVA

REHVA hosted the second ALDREN project meeting on 9-10 April. On the second day, stakeholders from EuroACE, RICS and UIPI also joined the conversation in ALDREN Alliance meeting, to discuss about opportunities to foster the deep renovation of non-residential buildings.

REHVA European HVAC Journal

The April Issue of the REHVA Journal focused on NZEB and CO2 footprint is available online.
The June Issue on Sustainability, Circular Economy and LCA will be available online soon.
Please feel free to send your articles on the topics above to in order to publish them on the next issues.

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.

ROOMVENT & VENTILATION 2018 CONFERENCES - 2-5  June 2018 - Espoo, Finland,

Roomvent and Ventilation are well established conference series within the discipline of ventilation research. They are known to offer high quality presentations in well focused sessions. Roomvent and Ventilation Conference provides to participant generic view of the latest research findings of ventilation in both industrial and non-industrial premises.

Upcoming other events

2nd Buildings India 2018
23-25 May 2018
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India,
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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 2018
Juan-les-Pins, France
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Global District Energy Days
25-27 September 2018
Scandic Grand Marina Katajanokanlaituri 7 00160 Helsinki, Finland
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REHVA Brussels Summit 2018

12-13 November 2018
Brussels, Belgium
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CLIMA 2019
26-29 May 2019
Bucharest, Romania
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IAQVEC 2019: Healthy nearly Zero Energy Buildings
5-7 September 2019
Bari, Italy
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For more HVAC events please check the REHVA Events Calendar on and also

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