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Newsletter Issue 5/2017

September 2017

REHVA Community news

Register to the REHVA Brussels Summit 2017

Register to the REHVA Brussels Summit 2017 that will be held on 13 and 14 November 2017 here.

The REHVA Brussels Summit launchs 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. 

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EU Policy News

URBAN Intergroup-Renovate Europe event on energy renovation for urban regeneration

On 26 September, REHVA took part to the event jointly organised by the URBAN Intergroup and Renovate Europe to discuss about “Funding for Energy Renovation as a Stimulus for Urban Regeneration”. All the speeches gravitated towards the acknowledged fact that energy efficiency interventions entail a much wider range of benefits to citizens than energy savings. This vision opens up new opportunities for building energy professionals. As Louise White from the European Investment Bank said, to fully reap energy-related urban regeneration opportunities, technical assistance is becoming as important as funding opportunities.
Get a broader overview of the event in the URBAN Intergroup and Renovate Europe joint press release.

EPBD review: ITRE Draft compromises on EPBD, ENVI opinion approved

ITRE has prepared a compromise compilation based on the more than 600 amendment proposals received by the 6 June. The final draft for the ITRE voting on 14 October will be ready in the coming week following the negotiations lead by rapporteur Bendt Bendtsen.  Some relevant points of the draft:

  • Definition of technical building systems (TBS) modified and includes technologies for the management of IEQ, ventilation, solar shading, and BAC. 
  • IEQ requirements

    • when a TBS is installed, replaced, or upgraded, the overall energy performance and its impact on IAQ shall be assessed when relevant. 
    • IEQ requirements shall be considered in the definition of the SRI indicator.
    • Member States shall pay attention to encourage healthy indoor climate conditions for buildings undergoing major renovation.
    • Annex II: energy needs for technical building systems shall be calculated to maximise health, indoor air quality and comfort levels defined by Member States at national or regional level.

  • Inspection: the threshold for mandatory inspection was lowered, ventilation systems are also subject of inspection. Buildings with electronic monitoring systems, and those covered by EPC scheme, therefore subject to performance monitoring, are exempted of inspection. IEQ parameters are not part of the inspection. 
  • BAC and monitoring: installation of BAC-s is mandatory in non-residential buildings above total primary energy use of >250 MWh/a. Requirement option for continuous electronic monitoring systems in residential buildings above 12KWh cumulated output, but not as an alternative to inspection.

ENVI approved its Opinion on the EPBD on 25 September. The opinion strengthens indoor air quality and health aspects in several amendments. Read the ENVI Opinion here

EU Project News

hybridGEOTABS Symposium on Advanced Thermal Energy Solutions for High Performance Buildings

On Wednesday 4 October, hybridGEOTABS consortium organises a Symposium on Advanced Thermal Energy Solutions for High Performance Buildings at Solarwind headquarters in Windhof, Luxembourg.  The event will focus on Model Predictive Control and Innovative System Integration of GEOTABS in hybrid Low Grade Thermal Energy Systems, with pitch sessions for specialist topics.
The symposium topics will depict the research interests of hybridGEOTABS, which aims at optimizing the predesign and operation of a hybrid combination of geothermal heat pumps (GEO-HP) and thermally activated building systems (TABS) through Model Predictive Control solutions. The goal is to make these hybrid geotabs systems economically more attractive and to increase their market uptake. Read the Symposium programme and the latest activities of the project in the hybridGEOTABS September newsletter.

PROF/TRAC is organising its first Train-the-Trainer webinar course session

Registration for the TtT4 PROF/TRAC webinar course have been already closed due to high number of applications. For those who missed the chance to attend the first PROF/TRAC TtT webinar, we opened the registration to the second Train-the-Trainers webinar course, starting on 14 November.
The course is designed for trainers from training organisations that provide CPD courses to graduated professionals. During 8 sessions over a month, the participants will learn about educational sources, and teaching techniques for professional education in the field of nZEBs. Participation is free. The trainers that successfully finish the course will be recognised as certified PROF/TRAC trainer. Read here more details about the PROF/TRAC Train-the-Trainers Programme initiative.

The second MOBISTYLE Project Newsletter is now available

Please find here the latest MOBISTYLE newsletter of September 2017. In this newsletter, MOBISTYLE presents you the developed anthropological methodology and first project’s results: 10 people-centred recommendations for the development of ICT solutions. Also, you can find out what happened since the last newsletter and which are the upcoming MOBISTYLE events.

REHVA European HVAC Journal issues

  • The August issue of the REHVA Journal focused on EPBD review is available online.
  • The October Issue of the REHVA Journal will be online soon.

HVAC online Center > Aeroventic

Aeroventic is an international online solution for manufacturers and distributors of the HVAC industry. Aeroventic is available in the following countries: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, Romania, Sweden, United Kingdom and United States. Such a geographical division allows for any diversification of the product offer on individual markets and the pursuit of different business objectives independently. In order to reach a specific target group in a given market, websites were prepared in native languages. 

What do you get with us? > Brand Awareness & Sales leads
Professional company profile, product presentation emphasizing competitive advantage, news where you can share business information. All this together increases your brand awareness and attracts new customers.
It is very easy > Choose your target markets. Send us your products. We will do the rest for you. Make Your Product Stand Out in a Crowded Market. Join us!


REHVA has announced a strategic partnership with WorldBuild365, the B2B platform which helps companies to promote their products to 1.4 million buyers worldwide
WorldBuild365 is a B2B platform uniting buyers with suppliers from HVAC, Build and Interiors. WorldBuild365 users source products, services and new suppliers, and connect with other professionals.
With a targeted audience of more than 1.4 million, WorldBuild365 offers a way for HVAC manufacturers to connect with industry buyers and do business anywhere, anytime. As the platform for the world’s largest portfolio of exhibitions for Building, Interiors and HVAC, WorldBuild365 opens the doors for suppliers to its exhibition visitors from all over the world. Suppliers promote their products and services and communicate with the professional audience benefiting from a wide variety of marketing channels.
WorldBuild365 offers discounts on advertising packages for all REHVA members. To learn more, please email, or phone +44 207 596 5012.

International Event

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 1 June. Register your interest here. Get your free ticket here.

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

INTERCLIMA+ELECHB provides to all the sector’s designers and installers comfort and smart solutions for any type of building. Come and discover them now:


  • 2 halls dedicated to heating, ventilation and air conditioning & air quality, pumps, fittings, water treatment & technical solutions, electricity and smart technologies.
  • “Le Hub des solutions”, an event’s place designed to cover issues such as meeting international clientele’s comfort requirements in terms of air conditioning and hot-water, with the participation of France Air, a specialist in air treatment systems.
  • A focus on the high value added sector welcomed by numerous market players such as Siemens Building Technologies, CARRIER, FRANCE AIR, LG Electronics, PANASONIC, but also the usual faithful exhibitors AIRWELL, ATLANTIC, ELM, FLAMCO, FRISQUET, GRDF and SCHNEIDER and WEISHAUP to name but a few. 

Don’t miss INTERCLIMA+ELECHB and get your free access badge right away by clicking here.

2018 AHR Expo – 22-24 January 2018 – McCormick Place North & South, Chicago, IL, United States


The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), which started in 1931 as a heating and ventilation show, has grown into the event of the year for the HVACR industry. The 2018 Show will be held in Chicago, hosting more than 2000 exhibitors and attracting crowds of 65000 industry professionals from every state in the U.S.A. and 165 countries worldwide.  The Show provides a unique forum for the entire HVACR community to come together and share new products, technologies, and ideas.  The AHR Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, and is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference. More information

ACREX 2018 – 22-24 February 2018 – Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru, India

After the largest-ever ACREX India show with 487 Exhibitors and 41000+ visitors, the 19th edition of the show will be held from 22-24 February 2018 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru.
ACREX India 2018 will once again present the Build Fair Alliance – the successful integration with the Build Industry, with the focus on HVAC&R, Electrical &Plumbing Services and Fire Safety & Security Solutions. The theme for this year, Rising India: Enterprising and Cool, is linked to the rapidly growing economy of India. The Exhibition will include an Industry Awards Evening, Technical Workshops, and Interactive Panel Discussions on relevant topics of the Industry.
The show promises to offer its stakeholders the largest platform for networking with heads from international associations. It will witness participation from 30+ countries, showcasing a wide range of products offered by exhibitors. These will include countries like USA, UK, China, Canada, UAE, Czech Republic, Turkey, Thailand, Taiwan, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, South Korea, Singapore, Russia, Malaysia, Japan, Italy, Israel, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Denmark and many more. More information
For more information on the Exhibition and Space Booking, please feel free to write to Mansi Chawla at or call at 011 – 471 688 31.

MCE 2018: The Essence of Comfort – 13-16 March 2018 – Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy

In the hometown of design, MCE – Mostra Convegno Expocomfort scheduled from March 13 to 16 in Fiera Milano exhibition center, with an high standard of professional services, symbolizes the fullest synthesis of comfort in the future.
Heating, cooling, water and energy, the basic elements of living at the heart of a contemporary approach that cannot avoid considering them naturally integrated.
MCE offers you a unique opportunity to learn and to source the latest HVAC&R technologies, solutions and systems for smart buildings in commercial, industrial and domestic residential sectors.
As engineers and specifiers, you will connect and interact with the HVAC&R international professional community and you will meet with exhibitors from all over the world.
Attending and participating in MCE will grow your business, develop your profession and overcome your future challenges with enthusiasm and passion. More information


Other HVAC events

Ventilative cooling in buildings: now & in the future
23 October 2017
Brussels, Belgium
More information

7th International Workshop on Solar Air-Conditioning
31 October 2017
Abu Dhabi, UAE
More information

XXXIV Conference and Exhibition “Moscow – energy efficient city”
1-3 November 2017
Noviy Arbat 36, Moscow, Russia
More information

The 48th International Congress and Exhibition on Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning
6-8 December 2017
Belgrade, Serbia
More information

ISK – Sodex Istanbul
7-10 February 2018
Tuyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey
More information

Cold Climate HVAC Conference 2018
12-15 March 2018
Kiruna, Sweden
More information

13th International HVAC&R Technology Symposium
12-15 April 2018
Istanbul, Turkey
More information

2-5 June 2018
Espoo, Finland
More information

17-19 July 2018
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Malaysia
More information

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

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