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Newsletter Issue 3/2016

May 2016

REHVA Community news

REHVA Annual Meeting and CLIMA 2016 congress in Aalborg, Denmark

REHVA Annual Meeting 2016 has sanctioned the Federation’s wish to start a process of growth that will allow REHVA to remain the European benchmark of HVAC. The necessity highlighted during the meetings is the consolidation of a constant relationship with the Member Associations for which REHVA represents a link with the activities of the European Commission. Another important step to be done is the establishment of clear guidelines with Supporters, examples of the market’s vision and trends of new systems technologies.

During the Annual Meeting, the new strategic REHVA plan was agreed which will represent a medium-term plan where the pillars will be the Members Associations, Supporters and the External Relations with European Institutions and international bodies.

CLIMA has been confirmed as one of the most international conferences in the world, in terms of participation and variety of products presented. The organisation of DANVAK was perfect: we can proudly affirm that the "European" quality of the conference, from the scientific contents to the social activities, was perceived by all the attendees.

By REHVA President, Stefano P. Corgnati

REHVA General Assembly

The 60th REHVA General Assembly was held on Saturday May 21st, 2016 in Aalborg, Denmark. It gathered about 64 participants from 20 countries. After a welcoming address given by Lars Sonderby Nielsen, President of Danvak, Professor Karel Kabele opened the General Assembly. During the General Assembly, the REHVA President-elect Stefano P. Corgnati was installed as the new REHVA President. REHVA Board changed as well due to the elections, 3 Board Members were re-elected and 2 new Board Members were elected. Read more.

REHVA Awards

On the occasion of the REHVA Gala dinner that was held during the Annual Meeting 2016 in Aalborg, Denmark, the following members of REHVA Member Associations received a REHVA Award:

  • Petr Fischer (STP – Czech Republic) received a REHVA professional award in design
  • Jiri Hirs (STP – Czech Republic) received a REHVA professional award in education
  • Karel Kabele (STP – Czech Republic) received a REHVA professional award in sciences
  • Tiberiu Catalina (AIIR – Romania) received a REHVA Young Scientist Award 

The REHVA Gold Medal, the highest REHVA recognition, was handed to Professor Dusan Petras in recognition of his outstanding services to REHVA and for his excellent contributions to science and engineering in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. Read more.

REHVA Student Competition

Under the leadership of Manuel Gameiro da Silva, REHVA Vice-President from Portugal, the REHVA Student competition took place on Monday May 23nd, 2016 in Aalborg, Denmark during CLIMA2016 Congress. After the deliberation, the jury declared winner Arash Rasooli from the Delft University of Technology for his work on “Computational and Experimental Investigation of Wall’s Thermal Transmittance in Existing Buildings“. Read more.

REHVA World Student competition

Under the leadership of past President Karel Kabele, the REHVA World Student competition took place on Tuesday May 24th, 2016 in Aalborg, Denmark during CLIMA 2016 Congress. The winner of the REHVA Student Competition, Arash Rasooli, took also part in this competition representing Europe. After the deliberation, the jury declared winner Arash Rasooli from Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) for his work on “Computational and Experimental Investigation of Wall’s Thermal Transmittance in Existing Buildings“. So, he was rewarded twice; in the REHVA Student Competition and in the REHVA World Student Competition for his excellent work. Congratulations to him! Read more.

REHVA Workshops during CLIMA 2016

REHVA has endorsed this conference and organised 25 workshops. All the 25 Workshops were a success and the presentations for each of them can be find on the REHVA website on each workshop page.

Memorandum of Understanding between ISHRAE – REHVA and CCHVAC - REHVA

ISHRAE, the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, and REHVA, the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning Associations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016. This MoU was signed by REHVA President, Stefano P. Corgnati and ISHRAE President-elect, Vishal Kapur during the REHVA Annual Meeting in Aalborg, Denmark. Read more.

CCHVAC, China Committee of Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning, and REHVA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016. This MoU was signed by REHVA President, Stefano P; Corgnati and CCHVAC Chairman, XU Wei during CLIMA 2016 in Aalborg, Denmark. Read more.

SHASE award to Olli Seppänen

During CLIMA 2016 Congress in Aalborg, SHASE, the Society of Heating, Air-Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan, awarded professor Olli Seppänen, the former president and secretary general of REHVA with an International Honorary Membership for his long term activities in developing the relations between SHASE and REHVA. The award was presented by professor Ryozo Ooka. REHVA and SHASE signed a memorandum of understanding in 2014. Three REHVA guidebooks have been translated in Japanese.

REHVA European HVAC Journal

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REHVA European HVAC Journal issues

The May issue of the REHVA Journal (3/2016) focused on Quality and Compliance and Air conditioning systems is now online.
The August issue of the REHVA Journal (4/2016) will focus on Results of CLIMA 2016 Congress. 

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EU Project News

PROF/TRAC workshop – Open Training Platform and Qualification Scheme for NZEB - CLIMA 2016 Aaalborg, 23 May 2016

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings require integrated design approach and multi-disciplinary work. PROF/TRAC workshop presented the Open Training Platform and Qualification Scheme for continuous professional development in nZEB design and construction which aims also to improve the collaboration between architects, technical experts and managers.
During the  workshop, experiences from previous training sessions were shared and participants requested and received information on how to join the next training session in Zagreb from the 19th to the 21st of September 2016.
The workshop presentations are available on REHVA website, here

QUANTUM workshop –  ICT tools for improving quality management in buildings, CLIMA 2016 Aalborg, 24 May 2016

In order to close the gap between predicted and actual energy performance in European buildings, QUANTUM project will develop and demonstrate pragmatic services and appropriate tools with high replication potential supporting quality management (QM) for building performance in the design, construction, commissioning and operation phase.
During the workshop, experts were informed about the potential of QM and the three innovative ICT driven tools which will be developed further during the project. Audience feedback was collected also through surveys and this knowledge exchange  will help the project in enabling effective quality management in all relevant services within the building life cycle.
The meeting presentations are available in REHVA website, here.

International Events

ISH Shanghai & CIHE 2016 

31 August-2 September 2016, Shanghai, China,
ISH Shanghai & CIHE plays an important role in introducing individual heating solutions to China’s East and Central regions. The show is co-located with three other fairs: Shanghai Smart Home Technology, Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology and Shanghai International Lighting Fair. Collectively known as the “Intelligent Green Building - IGB” exhibition platform Shanghai edition, the shows provide participating exhibitors and visitors a prime opportunity to explore interrelated building technologies at one location. These include heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, lighting and LEDs, building automation, smart home and solar building. The 2016 edition is expected to welcome 51,000 visitors, more than 700 exhibitors and cover 40,000 sqm exhibition space. Exhibitors of ISH Shanghai & CIHE will include international and domestic manufacturers of boilers, radiators, floor-heating, air-conditioning and ventilation systems, meters, pumps, valves and renewable energy thermal utilization products. The renowned Shanghai International HVAC Forum is also a show highlight.


20-24 September 2016, Prague – PVA EXPO PRAGUE, Czech Republic, 
FOR THERM is an annual Czech trade fair which is held in Prague together with four concurrent fairs – FOR ARCH, FOR WOOD, FOR STAV and BAZÉNY, SAUNY & SPA. This set of construction-related fairs is the single most attended and most important building event in the Czech Republic. In 2015, more than 74,000 visitors have attended and 830 exhibitors from 13 different countries have participated in this exhibition. Due to its location in Prague, an important center of Central-European business, FOR THERM is a unique opportunity for both domestic and foreign exhibitors to present their services and products within an international competition. If you want to address the Czech region, FOR THERM is the one place you need to meet new partners, dealers, suppliers and customers.
The event is organized under the auspices of the President of the Czech Republic, REHVA and the Association of Building Entrepreneurs of the Czech Republic. A rich program will accompany the trade fair.

Other HVAC events

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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International Conference on Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids to improve energy access
21-23 September, 2016
Bad Hersfeld, Metropolitan area Frankfurt, Germany
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Eurovent Summit
27-30 September, 2016
Krakow, Poland
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23-26 October 2016
Seoul, Republic of Korea
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2017 AHR Expo
30 January - 1 February 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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For more HVAC events please check the REHVA Events Calendar on and also

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