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Newsletter Issue 4/2016

July 2016

REHVA Community news

Register for EUROVENTSUMMIT - REHVA Seminar & Meetings

REHVA will renew its annual Supporters’ Seminar and organise the 2016 edition in cooperation with EUROVENT on 29-30 September 2016 in Krakow, Poland, during the EUROVENTSUMMIT.

REHVA-Eurovent sessions include:


  • The REHVA/EUROVENT seminar on EU regulation towards energy efficient and healthy buildings: REHVA’s revamped Supporters’ Seminar with speakers from the European Commission and REHVA
  • The EUROVENT/REHVA Climate Chamber: the seminar is followed by an informal session to continue the discussions in the exclusive atmosphere of the Wieliczka Salt Mine (UNESCO World Heritage Site), 135 meters below the ground 
  • REHVA Board and Committee meetings

The registration is now available on the EUROVENTSUMMIT website. Register yourself clicking on REHVA REGISTRATION, here

REHVA Guidebooks Summer Sales 2016

From 50% to 70% discount on 6 REHVA Guidebooks.
Offer valid on printed copies only until October 1st, 2016 depending on stock availability.
Minimum purchase: 2 REHVA Guidebooks, check the offers' details here

2 new REHVA Guidebooks available in the restricted area as eGuidebooks

Log into the REHVA Restricted area and read 10 REHVA eGuidebooks.
To get access to the REHVA Restricted area, please subscribe filling in the form here

REHVA creates the REHVA Institutional Supporters

REHVA Institutional Supporters are reputable Universities, research centres and institutional bodies that pursue the same objective as REHVA. The benefits for REHVA Institutional Supporters are multiple, such as networking opportunities with industry leaders and HVAC organisations and having access to most recent technical and educational material in the HVAC field.
REHVA created different options and possibilities to Universities to become Institutional Supporters, to have more information click here.

CCHVAC 2016 Conference - Join us to the REHVA Seminar

REHVA would like to invite you to attend the REHVA Seminar during the CCHVAC 2016 Conference in Hainan, China from November 8th to 12th, 2016. Click here to have more information. This year's topic is Residential Building Ventilation.

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. To register, find the information online and make the payment via the online secure credit card payment area.

REHVA European HVAC Journal issues

The May issue of the REHVA Journal (3/2016) focused on Quality and Compliance and Air conditioning systems is online.
The August issue of the REHVA Journal (4/2016) will be available online at the end of August 2016 and will focus on CLIMA 2016 and REHVA Annual Meeting Highlights and QUALICHeCK.
The October issue of the REHVA Journal (5/2016) will focus on Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

Subscribe to the restricted area of the REHVA website

As of January 2015, there is a private area in the website. To gain access to this section a user name and a password are required. REHVA asks you for a small financial contribution to be able to continue this extra service in the future: access to the restricted area is 40€ per year for all and 30€ for the members of REHVA Member Associations. Please click here to subscribe.

EU Policy News

Proposal on binding greenhouse gas emission reductions (2021-2030), 20/07/2015

The Commission presented a package of measures to accelerate the transition to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe. The new framework is based on the principles of fairness, solidarity, cost-effectiveness and environmental integrity.

As regards buildings, the Commission is reviewing the existing EU-framework for energy efficiency and will present proposals later this year, including on how to attract financing into buildings renovation. The Commission will also finalise this year a voluntary industry-wide recycling protocol for construction and demolition waste.

New EC Energy Labelling proposal published, 15/07/2015

The European Commission released a summer package of energy policies including a legislative proposal for a framework regulation regarding energy labelling.  When adopted, this new regulation will replace the current energy labelling framework directive 2010/30/EU. The major new proposed changes can be found in articles 7 and 8. The main changes are the following: 

  • Regulation instead of a directive, not requiring transposition by Member States
  • Return to the single A-G energy labelling scale (no more A+++, A++, A+)
  • Introduce a process for rescaling the existing labels
  • The existing labels will be reviewed by the Commission within five years (after adoption of the proposal) with a view to rescaling them
  • The rescaled labels will have empty top classes (A and B) and will be reviewed periodically (every 10 years).
  • The introduction of a European product database.

The proposal has been submitted to the European Parliament and the Council where it will be discussed in view of adoption. If adopted, it will impact on products subject to Energy Labelling and the development of regulations: 

  • Space heaters (811/2013)
  • Water Heaters (812/2013)
  • Room air conditioning (626/2011)
  • Residential ventilation units (1254/2014)
  • Professional refrigerated storage cabinets (2015/1094)
  • The development of energy labelling for refrigerated display cabinets (ENER Lot 12)

The Commission also proposed the creation of a new energy efficient product digital database to boost transparency and improve compliance with the rules.

New EN ISO Standard on Air Filtration coming soon

A new global Standard EN-ISO 16980-1 "Air filters for general ventilation -- Part 1: Technical specifications, requirements and classification system based upon particulate matter efficiency (ePM) which will replace the existing European Standard EN 779, is currently subject to national position balloting until 3 August 2016. This is the final stage before the final voting. 

The filter classification is going to change once again, this time there will be a total change. As a consequence, REHVA Guidebook 11 on Air Filtration will need a revision.

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.


11-13 October 2016, Nuremberg, Germany,
For the fifth time, Chillventa will convert the exhibition halls in Nuremberg into the international meeting place for the world of refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pumps from 11 to 13 October 2016 in Nuremberg. The Chillventa Congress technical programme will take place one day before Chillventa, on Monday 10 October 2016, and provide attendees with top-level expertise. The event will focus on issues such as energy efficiency, eco design, refrigerants, data centres and legionella bacteria. As in years past, top innovations in the halls will be accompanied by a large number of exciting special presentations. Renowned presenters will talk about ground-breaking issues in more than 120 sessions spread across three specialist forums. The organisers expect to welcome about 1,000 exhibitors and more than 30,000 visitors from all over the globe who will make the motto “Chillventa Connecting Experts” a reality in 2016.

Other HVAC events

12th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids Conference
21-24 August 2016
Edinburgh, Scotland
More information

International Conference on Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids to improve energy access
21-23 September, 2016
Bad Hersfeld, Metropolitan area Frankfurt, Germany
More information

Eurovent Summit
27-30 September, 2016
Krakow, Poland
More information

2016 Euroheat & Power District Energy Days
11– 12 October, 2016
Hotel Sofitel Europe Brussels, Belgium
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23-26 October 2016
Seoul, Republic of Korea
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CCHVAC Conference
8-12 November, 2016
Hainan, China
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47th International HVAC&R Congress and Exhibition
30 November - 2 December, 2016
Belgrade, Sava Centre, Serbia
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2017 AHR Expo
30 January - 1 February 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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ACREX 2017
23-25 February, 2017
India Exposition Centre (IEML), Greater Noida, Delhi, India
More information

50th International Congress “Beyond NZEB retrofit of existing buildigs”
10 – 11 May, 2017
Matera, Italy
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Climamed 2017 Conference “Historical buildings retrofit in the Mediterranean area”
12 – 13 May, 2017
Matera, Italy
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Building Simulation 2017
7 - 9 August, 2017
San Francisco, California
More information

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

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