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Supporter's Bulletin 5/2018

Editor-in-Chief: Anita Derjanecz

October 2018

REHVA Activities

REHVA Brussels Summit 2018: registration closes soon !

Last chance to register here to the second edition of the REHVA Brussels Summit, on 12-13 November 2018, for a two-days event rich of contents: an occasion for REHVA Members, Supporters and stakeholders to meet and network in the capital of Europe. The first day will be dedicated to REHVA Committee Meetings and to EU Projects CEN-CE and ALDREN workshops, and closed by the traditional REHVA Dinner. The REHVA Conference “Smart buildings for smart users - implementing the new EPBD” will be held the following day.

You can find here a draft schedule of the REHVA Brussels Summit 2018 and here the draft conference agenda. We look forward to welcome you in Brussels! More information.

We are hiring a Publications, Marketing and Communication Officer 

REHVA is recruiting a Publications, Marketing and Communication Officer for the development and implementation of the annual communication and publication plan, the production of REHVA publications, the website development, the content management and social media management and the creation of promotional and marketing materials. For more information, check here the full vacancy note or contact  Giulia Marenghi at

On the road to CLIMA 2019: latest updates for the participants

The 13th CLIMA World Congress, the leading international scientific congress in the field of Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC), will be held from 26 till 29 May 2019 in Bucharest, Romania. The 2019 edition will focus on the topic “Built environment facing climate change”.
Preparations for CLIMA 2019 are in full swing. A call for paper is open: you can submit your full paper until 1/12/2018. Find here some useful information about the paper submission.
The organisers offer the possibility to promote research and know-how by organising a Workshop. The duration of each Workshop is 1,5-2 hours, and it may approach themes that are specific for the companies, institutions, associations or research groups that are holding it. If you are interested in purchasing one of the twenty Workshop slots available, contact Giulia Marenghi at

Registration will open in December 2018, get here additional details about registration and fees.

EU Project News

On 17 October, hybridGEOTABS and Energoklastr organised in Prague a workshop on Model Predictive Control. In case you missed it, you can watch the recordings online and register to the REHVA Brussels Summit Conference on 13 November, where the same topic will be brought on stage.

QUANTUM has now a project video: 1:25 minutes to know how QUANTUM contributes in closing the performance gap in buildings: Check it out. To know more in details QUANTUM outcomes, join the REHVA Brussels Summit Conference (13/11), where the coordinator will give a speech about effective Quality Management services.

In the context of the REHVA Brussels Summit, on 12 November ALDREN project will offer its first training to unveil the underlying concepts of its common building performance certification to boost non-residential energy.

CEN-CE consortium will meet REHVA experts at the REHVA Brussels Summit on 12 November, where a workshop will be held to gather feedback about the preliminary CEN-CE training material.

TripleA-reno is a H2020 project started in June that will develop an open and end-users centred gamified platform to make acceptation and decision making on deep renovation attractive for consumers and end-users. Check out how in this introductory video.

A slot of the REHVA Brussels Summit Conference (13/11) is dedicated to showcase Mobistyle approach to boost energy conscious behaviours in buildings. The project coordinators will showcase ICT-based tools and services that have been adopted to motivate behavioural change.

EU policy news

Energy efficiency-Ecodesign requirements for electric motors opened for public consultations 

The Commission has opened the initiative for consultations on a working document draft  on Eco-design requirements for electric motors and variable speed drives.
The draft for the eco-design regulation for electronic motors and variable speed drivers took some time after it was finalised with a final impact assessment. Now, the HVAC industries and others are having an opportunity to comment on this draft until 21 November 2018, within the 4 weeks feedback process. Find the link to this consultation, including the draft texts here.

Smart Readiness Indicator: a 2nd study commences in autumn 2018

DG ENER launched a second call for tender for a 2nd study on "Support to the establishment of a common European scheme for rating the smart readiness of buildings" to consolidate and revise the outputs of the first study, focus in the implementation of the scheme and develop an impact assessment. The work is supposed to start in October 2018 and will involve Member States in the consultations. The European Commission plans to have a delegated act and an implementing act by end of 2019 / early 2020 based on the 2 completed studies.
The first SRI study was published in July 2018 proposing a multi-criteria assessment methodology for the SRI assessment listing serviced in 10 domains with different weighting. Annex A consists of a Service Catalogue with an overview of all 52 smart ready services to be inspected.

Other news

Previous Supporter's Bulletins

If you have missed one of the previous Bulletin dedicated to Supporter's, you can always have a look at the webpage where they are all listed since the beginning of their publication.

REHVA European HVAC Journal

The REHVA Journal Issue 5/2018 (October) is available online in PDF on the REHVA Website.
Please feel free to send your articles to in order to publish them on the next issues.

REFCOLD India 2018 - 22-24 November 2018 - Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India - website

The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) and NürnbergMesse India have launched a brand new exhibit for the Refrigeration & Cold Chain industry and it is called REFCOLD INDIA, which is scheduled to take place at Mahatma Mandir Convention Cum Exhibition Centre in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from 22–24 November 2018.

AHR Expo - 14-16 January 2019 - Atlanta, USA - website

The 2019 AHR Expo provides a unique forum for the HVACR community to come together and share new products, technologies, and ideas.  The AHR Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI.

Asian Conference on Indoor Environmental Quality - 1-2 February 2019, New Delhi, India - website

ISHRAE, Society for Indoor Environment (SIE) & Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) together with IIT, Delhi is organising its first edition of ASIAN Conference on "Indoor Environmental Quality" which will take place in New Delhi, India on February 1st & 2nd, 2019.The conference aims to raise awareness and share resources towards better indoor environment.

ACREX India 2019: The HVAC&R sector prepares with full force for the biggest consortium of knowledge, innovation and international collaborations - 28 February-2 March 2019 - Mumbai, India - website

The 20th edition of this internationally coveted mega symposium created by ISHRAE (the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers), the industry body with over 12 000+ professionals as members and produced by NürnbergMesse India. With more than 500 participating brands and over 50 000 attendees from across the industry itself, the event would also be enthusiastically attended by architects, consultants, specifiers, builders and academia who are looking forward to visit the amalgamation of engineering technologies under one roof.

Upcoming other events

Retrofit Europe "SBE19 NL" conference
5-6 November 2018
Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Middle East HVAC R Expo
26-29 November 2018
Dubai, UAE
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49th International HVAC&R Congress and Exhibition
5-7 December 2018
Belgrade, Serbia
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AiCARR International Conference “The human dimension of building energy performance”
20-22 February 2019
Venice, Italy
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WSED 2019
27 February-1 March 2019
Wels, Austria
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5-7 March 2019
London, United Kingdom
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BET - Building Energy Technologies 2019
1-5 April 2019
Hannover, Germany
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Building Simulation 2019 Conference
2-4 September 2019
Rome, Italy
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IAQVEC 2019: Healthy nearly Zero Energy Buildings
5-7 September 2019
Bari, Italy
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