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Newsletter Issue 5/2013

September 2013

REHVA Community News

REHVA welcomes a new colleague !

After attaining a broader knowledge and understanding of HVAC, REHVA welcomes again Andrei Litiu after his first contract working for REHVA in 2011-2012. He will begin October 1st to assist Anita Derjanecz in the European Projects. Since last time, Andrei has been project manager for almost a dozen HVAC projects for new buildings in Timisoara (Romania), taking the projects from conception to commissioning, thus acquiring a good set of technical and human relations skills. Among other responsibilities, Andrei was also the IT System Administrator for his employer. You can reach him at

REHVA Journal

Journal Section in the REHVA Website

REHVA Journal website is becoming more and more an important vehicle to disseminate technical and scientific information. The REHVA Journal has its own section in REHVA’s website. Each issue of the REHVA journal is available in PDF and each article is available and downloadable in PDF and html format. In 2012, the articles were read and downloaded more than 50 000 times. The most popular articles are listed below:

Please visit the Journal section in the REHVA website to read and download these articles.

REHVA Journal 2013 issues

The October issue of the REHVA Journal (5/2013) is now available online
The December issue of the REHVA Journal (6/2013) will focus on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - The editor of this issue is Olli Seppänen (

European Project News

Joint iSERV - REHVA Technical Seminar 13 February 2014, Brussels, Belgium

REHVA is organising its 2014 Technical Seminar together with the iSERV project consortium around the topic: Energy Efficient Operation of HVAC Systems. iSERV is approaching to its end, so it is time to discuss project results and their further use in an EU-level seminar inviting also high level EC speakers.

Preliminary programme of the seminar:
Section 1: Energy efficient buildings - EU policies and implementation

Welcome and keynote speech by REHVA and European Commission
European policies of buildings energy efficiency – challenges and policy updates by DG Energy
Supporting EPBD in the 2014-2020 financial period - The future of Intelligent Energy Europe by European Commission Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI)

Section 2: Energy efficient operation of HVAC systems – the iSERVcmb project

Policy Instruments to constrain the growth in Air Conditioning Energy Consumption by Building Research Establishment by Roger Hitchin, Building Research Establishment
Inspection of HVAC Systems through continuous monitoring and benchmarking – outcomes of the iSERVcmb project by Prof. Dr. Ian Knight, project coordinator, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Lessons learnt from iSERV by John Woollett, Swegon and Peter Dyment, Camfil
Energy efficient operation of buildings - good practices from IEE projects by Vincent Berrutto, European Commission Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI)

Parallel discussions about the deployment of iSERV results – policy and industry perspective

Legislation and policy recommendations from iSERV. What can producers and system operators gain from iSERV?
The final programme will be confirmed soon on the REHVA website. The programme is subject to alterations.

3ENCULT Study Tour. Historic buildings renovation in Bolzano (Italy) and Innsbruck (Austria)

ICLEI Europe and the 3ENCULT project consortium organised a study tour for local authorities on energy efficient solutions to preserve historic buildings. Visits took place in the cities of Innsbruck (Austria) and Bolzano (Italy), allowing attendants to see first-hand examples of successful retrofits. Several technical solutions and prototypes where shown to participants, which were developed during the project according to the specific requirements of listed buildings. One example is the refurbishment of the heating and ventilation system developed for the Monumental School in Innsbruck.
More information about the project outcomes are available on the 3ENCULT project website 

European Policy News

REHVA position paper on Energy Labelling and Ecodesign Directives

REHVA, as an acknowledged stakeholder, was invited by DG Energy to submit a position paper by end of September as part of the review of the Energy Labelling and the Ecodesign Directives. With contribution of the members and supporters, the REHVA Board submitted the position paper, which is available on REHVA website. Click here to dowload it. REHVA participates in the next stakeholder meeting to be held on 14 October 2013 to discuss further details.

Views from stakeholders on the effectiveness and improvement of the regulatory framework are collected also via an online consultation from end of August until November 2013. The online consultation includes multiple-choice questions tailored to different stakeholder groups and many free text fields to provide your views. The survey is available until end of November here.

REHVA position paper on indoor air quality

REHVA is preparing a further position paper on indoor air quality and climate addressing policy makers and authorities. The paper will point out the potential conflicts between energy efficiency, occupancy and indoor air quality and climate.  The paper uses the result of the HealthVent project and other EU projects, and is linked to the work of a new REHVA Task Force, which aims at preparing several position papers in the future on Indoor Environment to achieve a better understanding among decision makers on IAQ issues and to have an impact on EU and national policy and regulations. The first position paper will be available soon on the REHVA website.

Cooperation Agreement between CEN, CENELEC and Rosstandart

Historic agreement provides basis for closer cooperation between European and Russian standardization organizations. Leaders from the European and Russian standardization organizations have signed an historic agreement in St Petersburg on 17 September. The Cooperation Agreement between CEN, CENELEC and Rosstandart provides a framework for closer collaboration on various aspects of standardization, which will facilitate trade in goods and services between Europe and Russia.
The full version of this press release can be found on the CEN-CENELEC website.

Upcoming HVAC events

CLIMAMED - Mediterranean Congress of Air Conditioning
3-4 October 2013, Istanbul, Turkey
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EU ATMOsphere
15-16 October 2013, Brussels, Belgium
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IAQ 2013 Conference
15-18 October 2013, Vancouver, Canada
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Build Up - REHVA Web Seminar on Quality and compliance - Thermal comfort and indoor air quality
19 November 2013
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44th International Congress of HVAC&R
04-06 December 2013, Belgrade, Serbia
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ASHRAE – 2014 Winter Conference
18-22 January 2014, New York, USA
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AHR Expo
21-23 January 2014, New York, USA
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Aqua-Therm Moscow
04-07 February 2014, Moscow, Russia
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World Sustainable Energy Days 2014
26-28 February 2014, Wels, Austria
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ACREX 2014
27 February-01 March 2014, New Delhi, India
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Aqua-Therm Prague
04-07 March 2014, Prague, Czech Republic
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MCE – Mostra Convegno Expocomfort 2014
18-21 March 2014, Fiera Milano, Italy
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Light + Building
30 March-04 April 2014, Frankfurt, Germany
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REHVA Annual Conference
29 April 2014, Dusseldorf, Germany
More information will follow on the REHVA website 


For more HVAC events please check the REHVA Events Calendar on and also 

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