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Newsletter Issue 4/2017

July 2017

REHVA Community news

Register to the REHVA Brussels Summit 2017

The registration to the REHVA Brussels Summit 2017 that will be held on 13 and 14 November 2017 is now open!

The REHVA Brussels Summit will launch a new sequence of REHVA meetings offering an intense 2-days event with a new concept and a revamped visual design.

  • Monday, 13 November will be dedicated to meetings with the REHVA Board, Committees and to meetings with MoU partners and sister organisations in the Maison des Associations Internationales followed by a seated dinner in The Hotel;
  • Tuesday, 14 November will feature a REHVA Seminar “Delivering healthy and energy efficient buildings with EPBD” giving the floor to European Institutions, stakeholders’ representatives, and REHVA Supporters. Our guest speakers will tackle hot topics such as the EPBD review, buildings health performances and the smart readiness indicator. It will be held in The Hotel.

Please find HERE the draft schedule of the 2-days summit, the programme and the registration form.

REHVA - ASHRAE renewed MoU

Tim Wentz and Jaap Hogeling signed on 25 June 2017 on behalf of ASHRAE and REHVA a renewed MoU between ASHRAE and REHVA.

REHVA supports the globalisation of our HVAC&R professional world. Both organisations express the wish to extend the global reach and better support its membership. This was also the background of the formation of a new ASHRAE Region in Europe – Region XIV, which started 1 July 2017.

This agreement, in line with the ones REHVA signed with its other international partners, will increase the knowledge mutual transfer from the societies and organisation between North America and Europe, will outline how the groups will work together more closely to continue furthering and promoting the advancements of HVAC&R technologies. These include but are not limited to: research; joint conferences and meetings; training and workshop programs; publication distribution and other form of collaboration.

Find here the MoU signed.

REHVA and EUROVENT ASSOCIATION are boosting their cooperation

REHVA and EUROVENT ASSOCIATION have agreed to strengthen their cooperation and deepen the implementation of the MoU between the two associations representing European HVAC designers and manufactures in a complementary way. The cooperation will include joining efforts to campaign and advocate for indoor environment quality in buildings, to develop joint guidebooks and to share expertise in each other’s technical working groups.

ABCE Commissioning Certification Scheme - REHVA expert work started

The ABCE CxC scheme will offer certified supervision services for the commissioning of HVAC systems. The new company was founded in June 2017 and now the experts delegated by the participating REHVA Member Associations are developing the commissioning protocols within the international teams. The first meetings were held on 3-4 July in Paris, the work is supposed to be finished within 18 months.

REHVA and EPB Center at EUSEW 2017

During EUSEW 2017, REHVA and the newly established EPB Center set up their booths side by side in the Networking Village on 21 June. REHVA dedicated its booth to “Innovative tools, advanced technologies, and new skills for nZEB and beyond” showcasing EU projects -PROF/TRAC, QUANTUM and hybrid GEOTABS, and other REHVA knowledge dissemination activities, including Guidebooks and the REHVA Journal. Next to the REHVA stand, the EPD Center set up its booth promoting its core mission “standards for energy performance of buildings assessment methods”. Check here some pictures of the booths.

EU Policy News

Smart readiness indicator - REHVA contribution at 1st stakeholder meeting

On 7 June REHVA attended the 1st stakeholder meeting about the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) that is currently under development for DG Energy within a service contract. The introduction of an SRI for buildings is mandated by the current EPBD, as well as in the amendment proposal of the European Commission. The consortium of VITO, Ecofys, WSE, OFFIS  works on a technical study about the scope, definition and calculation of the SRI. The work was launched in March 2017 and will last until March 2018. After this 1st meeting, REHVA contributed to the review of the first draft working documents mapping the existing SRI technologies. REHVA is closely following the developments.

EPBD review - REHVA comments on ITRES's draft report and ENVI's opinion

REHVA submitted its comments to the ITRE draft report prepared by rapporteur Bent Bendtsen on the Energy Performance of Building Directive, as well as to the ENVI draft opinion developed by the rapporteur Anneli Jäätteenmäki. ITRE has received 600 amendment proposals until the June deadline and is currently working on the final opinion scheduled for vote in October 2017. Read the REHVA comments submitted to the two draft opinions here.

EPBD - Council positions approved

The Council of the European Union agreed on its position on a proposal for the EBD review on the Energy Council meeting on 26 June 2017. This agreement will allow for the start of negotiations with the European Parliament under the Estonian presidency that started on 1 July 2017.
Major relevant points of the Council opinion:

  • The Council keeps the 27% energy efficiency target, to be reviewed in 2020 having in mind the 30% option;
  • Inspection: the Council approves the single 70 KWh threshold for the inspection of heating and air conditioning systems, but reintroduces to option of advice as alternative to inspection. BAC systems are considered as cost-effective alternative to inspections in large non-residential and multifamily buildings;
  • Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI): the EC should develop a voluntary SRI scheme without having any negative impact on existing national EPC schemes, and build on related initiatives at national level;
  • Annex 1 energy performance calculationwith reference to the overarching standard, the Council amendment states that this shall not require compliance with the standards. The description of national calculation methods shall remain voluntary in the national annexes.

Download the draft Council position here.

EU Project News


QUANTUM had its 4th meeting in Athens on 29-30 June discussing about Quality Management (QM) services within Commissioning, QUANTUM QM tools, and their exploitation potential. Read more about the latest activities in 3rd QUANTUM Newsletter.
On the 29th REHVA and QUANTUM organized a joint workshop on Building Commissioning launching a new REHVA Task Force chaired by Ole Teisen (SWECO) and Stefan Plesser (TUB-IGS). 
The partners refined the Task Force’s objectives, scope, and contents. The Task Force work will be coordinated with the ABCE Commissioning Certification Scheme activities, and will produce protocols, tools and a REHVA Guidebook on Quality management for building commissioning with contributions from QUANTUM and REHVA experts.

New REHVA Guidebook No.22: Introduction to Building Automation, Controls and Technical Building Management

This guidebook aims to provide an overview on the different aspects of building automation, controls and technical building management and steer the direction to further in depth information on specific issues, thus increasing the readers' awareness and knowledge on this essential piece of the construction sector puzzle. It avoids reinventing the wheel and rather focuses on collecting and complementing existing resources on this topic in the attempt of offering a one-stop guide. The readers will benefit of several compiled lists of standards and other relevant publications and as well a thorough terminology specific for building automation, controls and technical building management.
Andrei Litiu (ed.), Bonnie Brook, Stefano Corgnati, Simona D'Oca, Valentina Fabi, Markus Keel, Hans Kranz, Jarek Kurnitski, Peter Schoenenberger, Roland Ullmann.

Purchase the NEW REHVA Guidebook 22 in hard copy or PDF here.

REHVA European HVAC Journal and REHVA website Restricted Area

REHVA European HVAC Journal subscription

Receive the paper copy of the REHVA Journal and the access to the REHVA website Restricted area at the cost of 70€ per year for all readers or 60€ per year for REHVA Members of Members Associations. To have just the access to the REHVA website Restricted area, you can fill in the same form and get it for 30€ per year for REHVA Members and 40€ per year for all others. To register, fill up the subscription form online at and make the payment via the online secure credit card payment area or send back to this form filled in.

REHVA European HVAC Journal issues

The June issue of the REHVA Journal focused on Indoor Environmental Quality is now available online.

  • The June issue of the REHVA Journal focused on Indoor Environmental Quality is now available online.
  • The August Issue of the REHVA Journal will be online by the end of August.

International Event

FOR ARCH - 19-23 September 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic

September 2017 will see the 28th FOR ARCH international building trade fair. FOR ARCH is a traditional exhibition which has become, during the 28 years of its existence, the single most important and most attended fair of building industry in the Czech Republic. It is now a well-established meeting point of professionals from the field of buildings and constructions. Due to its location in Prague, an important center of Central-European business, FOR ARCH is a unique opportunity for both domestic and foreign exhibitors to present their services and products within an international competition.
Whether you are an established company or a start-up, FOR ARCH is a great way to address the Czech market and to establish your business connections in the Bohemian region.
Every year, the FOR ARCH trade fair shows presentations of innovations from many fields associated with the building industry. Exhibitions are presented by leading manufacturers, suppliers, artisans, as well as investors, developers and representatives of other fields associated with the building industry.

More information at:

ISH Shanghai & CIHE 2017 – 5-7 September 2017 – Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China

Under the umbrella of Messe Frankfurt’s ISH brand, ISH Shanghai & CIHE is the most influential HVAC exhibition in East and Central China. The 2017 edition will be held from 5-7 September at Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China. The fair continues to play an important role in introducing individual heating solutions to China’s East and Central regions.
The show is co-located with four other fairs: Shanghai Smart Home Technology, Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology, Shanghai International Lighting Fair and Parking China. 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, building automation, smart home and solar building, lighting and LEDs, and parking facilities. The 2016 edition attracted 52 000 visitors, more than 600 exhibitors and cover 40 000 sqm exhibition space. For more information: or contact:

INTERCLIMA+ELECHB - 7-10 November 2017 - Paris, France

Get ready to visit INTERCLIMA+ELECHB, from 7 to 10 November 2017 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition center, in Paris, France.
+ELECHB is known as the specialist exhibition for technical equipment in constructing more economical and comfortable buildings. To date the tradeshow has already registered 280 companies, and keeps on growing with even more novelties each year. New in 2017:

  • Looking for solutions? Come visit the “Hub des solutions” designed to answer issues about energy and comfort in commercial buildings;
  • Thirsty for knowledge? Attend one of the many conferences dealing with subjects such as: the E+C- label, commercial building renovation or circular economy;
  • Discover the show through autonomous visitor trails. Each trail is themed and cover subject like: renovation, new materials or technologies.

In order to see all those novelties, get your free access badge right away by clicking here.

HVAC 2017– 10-12 October 2017– NEC, Birmingham

HVAC 2017 is the UK’s number one heating, ventilation and air-conditioning event - bringing together installers, engineers, contractors, specifiers and architects.
Backed by industry leaders including FETA, CORGI, NICEIC, HEVAC, GSHPA, CIPHE and BESA, HVAC 2017 is set to be this year’s must see event with a compelling schedule of informative seminar content and the latest innovations from leading manufacturers. As well as hearing about the most recent legislation changes, visitors can take part in industry discussions, practical workshops and networking events to further both their personal and business development.
HVAC 2017 is part of UK Construction Week (UKCW) and will be held at Birmingham’s NEC on the 10-12 October 2017. UKCW consists of nine shows under one roof, Timber Expo, the Build Show, Civils Expo, Plant & Machinery Live, Energy 2017, Smart Buildings 2017, Surface & Materials Show, HVAC 2017 and Grand Designs Live.
These eight professional shows are open exclusively to trade visitors and run from 10-12 October, while Grand Designs Live is open to the public from 11-15 October.
Registration opens from the 1 June. Register your interest here
Get your free ticket here.

Other HVAC events

The City of Green Buildings Academy 2017
17 July - 2 August 2017
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Building Simulation 2017
7-9 August 2017
San Francisco, California
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43rd International Symposium of CIB W062 Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings 2017
22-25 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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Ventilating healthy low-energy buildings
13-14 September 2017
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19-23 September 2017
Prague, Czech Republic
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HVAC 2017
10-12 October 2017
NEC, Birmingham, UK
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7th International Workshop on Solar Air-Conditioning
31 October 2017
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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XXXIV Conference and Exhibition “Moscow – energy efficient city”
1-3 November 2017
Noviy Arbat 36, Moscow, Russia
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7-10 November 2017
Paris, France
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The 48th International Congress and Exhibition on Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning
6-8 December 2017
Belgrade, Serbia
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2018 AHR Expo
22-24 January 2018
McCormick Place North & South
Chicago, IL, USA
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ISK – Sodex Istanbul
7-10 February 2018
Tuyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey
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ACREX 2018
22-24 February 2017
Bengaluru, India
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Cold Climate HVAC Conference 2018
12-15 March 2018
Kiruna, Sweden
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2-5 June 2018
Espoo, Finland
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17-19 July 2018
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Malaysia
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For more HVAC events please check the REHVA Events Calendar on and also

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