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Newsletter Issue 1/2017

REHVA Community news

REHVA Annual Meeting 2017

The 2017 REHVA Annual Meeting will be hosted by CIBSE in London, United Kingdom and will be held on Sunday April 2nd to Tuesday April 4th, 2017 with some major changes in the agenda compared to previous years. The REHVA Board would like to present and discuss a new strategy of cooperation with Member and Supporters, so the schedule of this year’s Annual Meeting was planned to provide for more interactive discussions.

Click here to have the overview table of the schedule and more information about the 2017 REHVA Annual Meeting. REHVA looks forward to meeting you in London in April!

REHVA events at ISH 2017

Don't miss to attend the REHVA events  2017 that will be held on 15-16 March 2017 during ISH in Frankfurt, Germany: 

  • The REHVA Seminar this year will focus on Controlled residential ventilation.
  • The REHVA Task Force on Residential Ventilation
  • eu.bac and REHVA will launch a new Guidebook on Building Automation and Control
  • Guided Tours
  • ReHVAClub reception

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FINVAC - EU Seminar

On 25 January 2017, the Finnish member association FINVAC arranged in Helsinki the second half-day seminar on the impact of CE marking and EU regulation on HVAC industry and profession. The seminar, like the first one held in January 2016, was well-attended, again by nearly 100 participants. The topics presented by the speakers included an updated introduction to the national implementation process of relevant EU regulations including expectations on the next EPBD, overview on EPB standards, news about Ecodesign and Construction Products Regulations, and points of view of national legislators, market surveillance, test house and product/system suppliers. More information

REHVA created 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. How to join? Click here

ASHRAE recognized Zoltan Magyar for outstanding industry and society achievements

Zoltan Magyar, Ph.D., head of the Department of Building Energetics and Building Service Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, former REHVA Vice President and Treasurer was elevated to the grade of ASHRAE Fellow.On January 28th, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada, ASHRAE recognized fifty-five people for outstanding industry and society achievements, for their contributions to ASHRAE and the industry at the Society’s 2017 Winter Conference. 

REHVA European HVAC Journal and REHVA website Restricted Area

Don't forget to subscribe to the REHVA European HVAC Journal

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REHVA European HVAC Journal issues
  • The December issue of the REHVA Journal is now available online
  • The February Issue of the REHVA Journal focused on All CEN and ISO EPB standards accepted and ready for publication, New ISO standards  on filters and PUE indicator for datacentres efficiency will be soon online
  • More information about the publishing plan of the year 2017

EU Policy News

Commission wants to open up engineering professions across the EU

The European Commission (EC) proposed on 10 January a fine-tuning of the Services Directive (Directive 2006/123/EC) to address the over-protection of certain professions in the member states, including engineering and architecture. While goods move freely across EU borders, the Commission has pointed out that more than 5000 regulated professions across Europe represent an obstacle to the freedom of movement of professional workers in the Union. At this stage EC will provide guidance to member states on open up various sectors, keeping the balance between increasing competition and the job protections to guarantee the quality of services.

Ecodesign - Lot 21 published as Commission Regulation 2016/2281 

The Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/2281, implementing the Directive 2009/125/ on setting ecodesign requirements for energy-related products, including air heating products, cooling products, high temperature process chillers and fan coil units has been published on 20 December 2016 in the Official Journal.

EU Project News

January 2017 - QUANTUM project presented at BAU 2017

QUANTUM consortium has already presented the project at various international conferences. Last but not least BAU 2017 (the leading trade fair for architecture, materials and system) where the partners were invited as lecturers to the workshop "From research to market – innovative technologies and ICT solutions for energy efficiency". Most recent news on QUANTUM project are available on QUANTUM Second Newsletter and QUANTUM News section.


The 3rd PROF-TRAC Project Newsletter is out now!

You can check out the latest  PROF/TRAC news and events on Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) from around Europe here.

25-26 January 2017, Valencia, Spain - PROF / TRAC Train-to-Trainers course in Valencia: the successful interdisciplinary cooperation continues

PROF/TRAC organised the third Train-to-Trainer (TtT) course in Valencia on the 25th and 26th of January 2017. Eight REHVA members from ATIC (Belgium) and SSTP (Slovakia) joined the scheme along REHVA members from AiCARR (Italy), AIIR (Romania), ETE (Hungary) and FINVAC (Finland) who greatly contributed to the second TtT in Zagreb.
The workshop put together different building professionals (e.g. engineers and architects) from REHVA, ACE and Housing Europe into teams to develop the structure of training course tailored to specific needs of their country.
The participants who attended the previous courses are already acting as front-runners and ambassadors, initiating and organising the national training programmes for NZEB trainers who are able to create a “snowball effect”. More information

International Events

Aquatherm Moscow - 7-10 February 2017 - Crocus Expo, Moscow, Russia,

International exhibition for domestic and industrial heating, water supply, engineering and plumbing systems, ventilation, air-conditioning and equipment for pools, saunas and spas. Aquatherm Moscow is your gateway to the Russian heating, water supply and pool equipment market. Aquatherm Moscow is the leading event in Russia in the industry of heating, water supply, engineering and plumbing systems, air-conditioning, ventilation and equipment for pools, saunas and spas and the key business platform for demonstration of the latest industry novelties of international and Russian manufacturers.

ACREX 2017 - 23-25 February 2017 - India Exposition Centre (IEML), Greater Noida, Delhi, India,

After the roaring success at Mumbai with 400+ Exhibitors and 34000+ Business Visitors, the 18th edition of the biggest, widest and most dynamic show in the HVAC& R industry, ACREX India 2017, is going to be held at India Exposition Centre (IEML), Greater Noida from 23 till 25 February 2017. The focus will not be limited only to HVAC&R but will feature diverse Building Engineering Services that include Electrical & Plumbing Services, Building Automation and the ever - growing Cold Chain Industry. ACREX India 2017 is meant to not only be the launch-pad for potential business-enabling collaborations, but also be a living resource pool and a seamless amalgamation of Integrated Building Solutions that you can access right there and then.

World Sustainable Energy Days 2017 – 1-3 March, 2017 – Wels, Austria,

As a project partner to the Austrian OÖ Energiesparverband, we would like to draw your attention to a very interesting set of events held in the context of the international conference World Sustainable Energy Days 2017! The 2017 edition of the World Sustainable Energy Days offers 8 conferences covering technologies, policies and markets. In addition, interactive events provide valuable networking possibilities.

ISH 2017 with a focus on energy efficiency and comfort in buildings - 14-18 March 2017 - Frankfurt, Germany,

ISH is the world’s biggest trade fair for the combination of water and energy. Over 2400 exhibitors, including all market leaders from inside and outside Germany, will launch their latest products in Frankfurt am Main from 14 to 18 March 2017. In the ISH Energy and Aircontec section, the emphasis is primarily on energy efficiency and comfort in buildings. The decisive trends are to be found in the field of efficient, future-oriented technologies and intelligent building technology. Basically, the focus will be on the merger of heat and renewable energies. However, digital heating systems and the associated integration of IT into innovative heating technologies will also be an important theme. Along with the exhibitors' product innovations, ISH offers a wide and varied complementary programme, dealing with all the current developments in the sector.

1st Buildings India 2017 Exhibition and Conference - 10-12 May 2017 - Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India,

The 1st Buildings India 2017 exhibition and conference will be held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, during 10-12 May 2017. The expo will connect exhibitors and speakers with government administrators, municipal bodies, industry leaders, investors, etc., who have interest in developing smart cities. Sustainable Infrastructure is an integral part of the smart cities mission. Driving a nation’s social and economic development, cities are the centre of resource consumption. Today, as people moving towards urban areas, cities are facing the pressure to accommodate the growing population. According to the United Nations, the global urban population surpassed the global rural population in 2007, and it predicts that 70% of the world’s population will be urban by 2050, with many cities having more than 10 million inhabitants.

"Experience Tomorrow Today" at the Euroheat & Power Congress - 14-17 May 2017 -Glasgow, UK,


With political support and visibility increasing rapidly at the EU level and in many national markets, there has never been a more exciting time to be in the DHC business. With this in mind, we have set ourselves the challenge of delivering a Congress like we’ve never had before! Join us in Glasgow for three days of new stories from new voices. We’re looking well beyond the limits of the DHC world and bringing expert speakers from the wider energy industry and beyond.

  • Come and explore the energy sector of the future!
  • Come and make your organisation part of the conversation
  • Come and taste the finest whiskey in the world!

Most of all, just come! These are exciting times. 

ISH China & CIHE 2017 – 18-20 May, 2017 – Beijing China,

China & CIHE is the largest fair for the HVAC and plumbing industries in Asia. The fair falls under the ISH brand of shows. The 2017 edition will be held from 18 till 20 May 2017 at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing, China. The 21th edition will cover 97 000 sqm of exhibition space across eight halls, expects to welcome 1300 exhibitors and 55 000 professional visitors.
The fair will showcase a comprehensive collection of energy-saving heating, new energy heating, district energy, intelligent control, building water supply and drainage, and home comfort products and technologies. About 70 sessions of concurrent events – including the renowned China International HVAC Congress (iHVAC), seminars, product showcases and networking events – will be held for exhibitors and visitors.
The programmes allowed guests to exchange in-depth market intelligence with attendees and build strategic partnership with their peers. Professionals will be able to share the latest market information regarding national energy-saving policies.

Other HVAC events

Aquatherm Novosibirsk
14-17 February 2017
Novosibirsk Expo Centre
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Is ventilation the answer to indoor air quality control in buildings? Do we need performance-based approaches?
14-15 March 2017
Brussels, Belgium
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5th International Congress Mechanical Engineers Days
29-31 March 2017
Vodice, Croatia
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REHVA Annual Meeting 2017
2-4 April 2017
London, United Kingdom
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19-22 April 2017
Izmir, Turkey
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Aquatherm St. Petersburg
19-21 April 2017
EXPOFORUM, Pavilion G, St. Petersburg, Russia
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50th International Congress “Beyond NZEB retrofit of existing buildings”
10-11 May 2017
Matera, Italy
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Sodex Ankara
10-13 May 2017
Ankara, Turkey
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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, USA 
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43rd International Symposium of CIB W062 Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings 2017
23-25 August 2017
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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ISH Shanghai & CIHE 2017
5-7 September 2017
Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China
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38th AIVC - 6th TightVent & 4th venticool Conference, 2017
13-14 September 2017
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19-23 September 2017
Prague, Czech Republic
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7th International Conference on Solar Air-Conditioning - PV Driven/Solar Thermal
28-29 September 2017
Hotel Husa Imperial Tarraco, Tarragona, Spain
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Cold Climate HVAC Conference 2018
12-15 March 2018
Kiruna, Croatia
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