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Newsletter Issue 6/2015

November 2015


REHVA Community news

ABOK 25th anniversary

On 29 October 2015, ABOK celebrated their 25th anniversary in the JAR Theater in Moscow. It was a remarkable evening with congratulations of many good friends, industrial members and other organisations. Jan Aufderheijde, Secretary General, represented REHVA, the European Federation of National HVAC Societies. Please read the summary of this event online.

REHVA Supporters’ Seminar 2015

REHVA’s Supporters' seminar was held at the Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie in Brussels, Belgium on 6 October 2015. During this successful technical seminar, several topics such as The EU heating and cooling strategy and its role in the EPBD review, EPBD review: Open nZEB issues and problems in national applications, Energy performance framework in the revised overarching EPB standard, Indoor environment quality in high energy performing buildings and Ecodesign: 2015-2017 Work Plan and overview of latest developments concerning HVAC products were discussed. During this seminar, John Woollett from SWEGON moderated a dynamic discussion with panelists Stefano Corgnati, REHVA President-elect, Jaap Hogeling, Mikko Iivonen, Jarek Kurnitski and Lars Nielsen from HVAC Consult. All presentations are available online.

The 11th International Conference on Industrial Ventilation

The 11th International Conference on Industrial Ventilation (Ventilation 2015) was held on 26-28 October 2015 in Shanghai, China. Please read the summary online.

8th International Cold Climate HVAC Conference

The Cold Climate conference is a series conference initiated by the Scandinavian Federation of Heating, Ventilation and Sanitary Engineering Associations (SCANVAC) in 1994. This year’s conference was organised by Dalian University of Technology, Tsinghua University and Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) in Dalian, China on October 21 to 23. Please read the summary online

REHVA European HVAC Journal

REHVA European HVAC Journal subscription

To continue receiving the paper copy for the cost of 70€ per all readers or 60€ per year for REHVA Members of Members Associations and access to the restricted area, please register now for 2016. To register, fill up the subscription form online and make the payment via the online secure credit card payment area.

REHVA European HVAC Journal issues
  • The abstracts of the October issue of the REHVA Journal (5/2015) are available online by clicking here.
  • The December issue of the REHVA Journal (6/2015) will focus on Energy Efficient Renovations. The guest editor of this issue is Stefano P. Corgnati (stefano.corgnati(at) 


EU Policy News

JRC advisory board meeting "High energy efficient buildings, indoor air quality and health", 15 December 2015, Brussels

The EU Joint Research Center (JRC) is working on a report analysing IAQ and health related aspects of the EPBD implementation across Europe. The report that shall be ready end of 2015 will also contain recommendations on the effective implementation of healthy and energy efficient buildings in the EU with regard to the 2nd review of the EPBD.  Several REHVA experts contributed to the report and also the outcomes of the HealthVent project were taken into account. JRC and DG ENER will organise an expert meeting on 15 December in Brussels, to discuss the final draft of the report.
You can find more information about the report in the EU Policy Tracking section of the REHVA website. This is in the restricted area of the REHVA website. Please see below how to register.

REHVA submission to the Public Consultation on EPBD 

REHVA prepared its answers to the EPBD public consultation. The draft comments were initiated by and discussed by the TRC. EPBD review was also the key topic of the RHEVA Supporters’ Seminar held on 6 October. REHVA received further contribution from its expert network to prepare the final submission. Read the complete submitted comments here.

Ecodesign Work Programme 2016-2017 - Consultation forum on 28 October 2015

DG ENER identified 16 potential products for the 2015-2017 Work Plan. Two of them are relevant for HVAC-R industry: building automated control systems for non-residential buildings and refrigerated containers. DG Energy organised a consultation forum about the proposed new product groups including Building Automated Control Systems. At the consultation forum Member States and invited stakeholder were asked about their opinion which products shall be included in the next Work Plan, and a specific question on BAC systems where the Commission wanted to explore whether Ecodesign is the appropriate instrument to achieve the energy savings showed by the preparatory study. The present industry representatives strongly advocated for the inclusion of BAC systems in the next Work Plan. ORGALIME and REHVA represented the opinion that Ecodesign may reach its limits here, as the energy savings in buildings can be only achieved by proper installation and operation of the technical systems, which require a system level approach. These issues can be tackled rather by EPBD and not by Ecodesign requirements on BAC systems.

EU Project News 

16 Hotels Inspiring Europe to achieve nearly Zero Energy targets

Sixteen hotels across seven European countries (Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain and Sweden) have been selected to become European neZEH Pilot Hotels. These hotels are to become inspiring frontrunners to the European hotel industry as examples of good practice to achieve nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) performance levels. Each large scale renovation plan includes not only challenging energy efficiency measures and the integration of renewable energy solutions but also a change in behaviour of management, staff and guests as they interact with the hotel. More information

International Events

CLIMA 2016

22-25 May, Aalborg, Denmark -

It is a pleasure to invite you to participate in the 12th REHVA World Congress CLIMA 2016 – the leading international scientific congress in the field of Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) in Aalborg, Denmark in May 2016.
CLIMA 2016 is now open for the submission of abstracts. We invite all experts to present their work and exchange views and ideas. The congress topics are listed on the website. If you wish to present a paper, an abstract should be submitted electronically and should provide suitable information to allow the significance and quality of your work to be determined. Review criteria include originality, scientific/technical quality of the results, and relevance to the conference.
The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 20 December 2015. Please upload your abstract at the website, following the instructions given. Make sure to read the requirements for abstracts before submitting. Download CLIMA 2016 Call for papers.

World Sustainable Energy Days - 2016 

24-26 February 2016, Wels,

As one of Europe's largest annual conferences on energy efficiency and renewable energy, the WORLD SUSTAINABLE ENERGY DAYS (WSED) have grown over the past 20 years into a global meeting place for the sustainable buildings community. Each year, the unique combination of events attracts experts from all over the world to Wels. 6 specialised conferences offer the opportunity to learn about current trends in sustainable buildings. Interactive events provide valuable networking possibilities. In 2015, 750 energy experts from 65 countries took part in the World Sustainable Energy Days. The next edition will be held from 24 – 26 February 2016 in Wels/Austria. Mark your calendars for 24-26 February 2016 and join experts in Wels/Upper Austria at the World Sustainable Energy Days. For more information, visit the conference website at

Nordbygg - 2016 

5-8 April in 2016, Stockholm, Sweden,

Nordbygg is held in March/April every even year at Stockholmsmässan and attracts around 900 exhibitors and 53,000 visitors. Next event will take place 5-8 of April in 2016.  Nordbygg is organised in partnership with leading associations in the Swedish industry. We also collaborate with a number of other industry organisations in various projects related to Nordbygg. Nordbygg has the position as the Nordic region´s largest and most dynamic meeting place for the construction and real estate industry, offering new knowledge and business opportunities. The event offers everything from discussions about construction conditions and urban planning to products and services for property production, maintenance and management. For more information, visit the conference website at

Other HVAC events

2016 AHR Expo
25-27 January 2016
Orlando, Florida, USA
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2-5 February 2016
Moscow, Russia
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AQUATHERM Novosibirsk
24-26 February 2016
Novosibirsk, Russia
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ACREX India 2016
25-27 February 2016
BCEC, Mumbai, India
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1-4 March 2016
Prague, Czech Republic
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Light + Building 2016
13-18 March 2016
Frankfurt, Germany
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MCE Mostra Convegno Expocomfort
15-18 mars 2016
Fiera Milano Exhibition Center, Rho, Milan, Italy
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TTMD - 12th International HVAC+R Technology Symposium
31 March–2 April 2016
Istanbul, Turkey
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AQUATHERM St-Petersburg
20-22 April 2016
St-Petersburg, Russia
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4-7 May 2016
Istanbul, Turkey
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ISH China & CIHE 2016
30 May-1 June 2016
Beijing, China
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CESB16 Prague
22-24 June 2016
Prague, Czech Republic
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Indoor Air 2016
3-8 July 2016
Ghent, Belgium
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12th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids Conference
21-24 August 2016
Edinburgh, Scotland
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ISH Shanghai & CIHE 2016
31 August – 2 September 2016
Shanghai, China

23-26 October 2016
Seoul, Republic of Korea
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