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Newsletter Issue 6/2017

November 2017

REHVA Community news

Submit your abstract to the REHVA Annual meeting-ATIC Conference 2018 – Deadline EXTENDED to 15 December


In the Context of the REHVA Annual meeting 2018 hosted in Brussels on 21-23 April by Atic, the Belgian HVAC association has taken the opportunity to host an international conference on the latest evolutions in the field of HVAC, with the topic “Low Carbon Technologies in HVAC”. The deadline for Abstract submission has been extended to 15 December.
The goal of this conference is to give the opportunity to researchers and the academic community to exchange their ideas and findings and to bridge the gap with industry. Find more information on the REHVA Annual Meeting – Atic Conference at

Feedback of the REHVA Brussels Summit 2017 - 13-14 November 2017 

The REHVA Brussels Summit 2017 has closed after two days of intense meetings and joyful social events. The first day has been dedicated to meetings between REHVA Members and Supporters, followed by a networking cocktail and the traditional REHVA Dinner. The day after, the well visited REHVA Conference “Delivering healthy & energy efficient buildings with EPBD”  took place in The Hotel, where EU stakeholders, experts and HVAC industry representatives joined to hear and discuss about EU policy updates, and tools and technologies helping to achieve healthy nZEB buildings. The 2017 REHVA Summit was an excellent opportunity for networking and exchange of experience. We will continue in 2018!
Find here the links to the pictures of the conference, the presentations of the speakers.

EU Policy News

EED review - European Parliament (ITRE) votes for a binding 40% energy efficiency target for 2030 and 35% of renewable energy

The Industry and Energy Committee of the European Parliament (ITRE) voted during its 28 November meeting on two reports hey reports: on Energy Efficiency and on Renewable Energy, which are key files of the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package.
MEPs finally supported a 40% efficiency goal and national targets for 2030 by only one vote (33 votes in favour and 32 against). Both targets will be legally binding. A 40% binding energy efficiency target for 2030, coupled with strong national renovation strategies, would exploit the cost-effective energy saving potential in buildings. The ITRE position also strengthens the annual 1.5% savings obligation in Article 7, which is crucial for the buildings sector. Read the ITRE report on energy Efficiency here.
The EP voted also on the recast Renewable Energy directive supporting a 35% target without imposing binding national targets, which is criticized by several stakeholders as not sufficient to achieve the EU’s share on the set global climate targets.
More information.

EU Project News

A PROF/TRAC BUILD UP webinar addressing the professional skills gap 

On 21 November, PROF/TRAC offered a BUILD UP webinar about "Interdisciplinary skills development of building professionals on nZEB construction". The webinar focused on the skills required by the building industry middle and senior level professionals, and on how to address the skills gap through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. To do so, invited speakers displayed the expertise they developed by organising or attending such courses, with special attention to the market appreciation for the skills acquired by participants. Webinars recording will soon be available on the BUILD UP portal. 

REHVA will host the first hybridGEOTABS Stakeholder Engagement Board meeting 

The members of the hybridGEOTABS Stakeholder Engagement Board (SEB) will meet up on Tuesday 30 January 2018 for the first time, hosted in Brussels at the Maison des Associations Internationales. Board Members include representatives of research networks, professional networks, relevant industrial associations, investors, policy makers and regulators. These experts will give advice to hybridGEOTABS consortium on how to promote the commercial potential of hybrid geotabs for industries and SMEs. 

Indeed, the main goal of hybridGEOTABS project is to increase the take up of optimized hybridgeotabs systems, which combine geothermal heat pumps (GEO-HP), thermally activated building systems (TABS) and automated Model Predictive Control solutions.

Unlock the potential of Near Surface Geothermal Energy – GRETA project press release

One of the aims of REHVA as an umbrella organisation is to connect experts with similar interests among its network. GRETA project findings, for instance, may contribute to hybridGEOTABS, where REHVA and Uponor are partners. Find here the GRETA 3rd press release, about its mid-term conference. 

QUANTUM Project Meeting and Task Force progresses

On 28-29 November, QUANTUM consortium met in Milan for the 5th Project Meeting, to discuss the ongoing activities to develop and exploit Quality Management (QM) services and tools.
The meeting was also the occasion to set up a second workshop about the REHVA-QUANTUM Task Force of Building Commissioning. The workshop is opening a more active phase of the Task Force work, which will end up with the publication of Guidebook on Building Commissioning by the next CLIMA conference, in May 2019 in Bucharest, Romania.

Third MOBISTYLE project meeting: results

The 3rd MOBISTYLE meeting was hosted by the partner Tauron Dystribucia and took place in Wroclaw, Poland during 6-7 November 2017. The main goal of the meeting was to come to a step by step plan on how to develop MOBISTYLE tailor made modular flexible information services.
It was agreed by the partners that during solutions development and configuration phase, the building occupants will be included in the usability testing to see whether they find the solutions attractive and information easy comprehensible. Their feedback will be used to improve the solutions as this is one of the aspects of the people-centred approach: create with and for people. Find out more about the project's methodology in its 2nd Newsletter.

Other news

REHVA European HVAC Journal issues

The October issue of the REHVA Journal focused on HVAC in Health Sector and NZEB Hospitals case studies is available online.

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International Events

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

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 will witness participation from 30+ countries, showcasing a wide range of products offered by exhibitors. 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.

European Energy Efficiency Conference – 28 February-2 March 2018 –  Wels, Austria

Energy efficiency and sustainable energy use are key to boosting the economic competitiveness of the EU, its member states, regions and individual businesses. Resulting economic growth provides jobs and the ability to invest in the further progress of the clean energy transition to the benefit of all citizens. Energy efficiency for economic competitiveness will therefore be the core theme of the European Energy Efficiency Conference 2018.Mark your calendars for the 28 February - 2 March 2017 and come join more than 400 experts in Wels/Austria at the meeting place for the global energy efficiency community.
The conference features policies, technology innovation and market development. It offers a unique combination of conferences and interactive events. Five conference tracks will cover policies, markets, business models, research & innovation, technologies, financing and best practice solutions (Energy Efficiency Economy Conference; Technology Innovation Conference; Energy and Buildings; E-Mobility and Smart Buildings Conference; Young Energy Efficiency Researchers Conference;Energy Efficiency Policy Workshop). Interactive events offer networking & exchanging experience (a major tradeshow on energy efficiency and renewable energy; technical site visits; poster presentations). The European Energy Efficiency Conference is an integrated part of the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED), one of the world’s largest annual conferences in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Organised by the OÖ Energiesparverband, the energy agency of Upper Austria, the event brings together more than 700 experts from over 50 countries from business, public sector and the research community., #wsed
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Light + Building 2018 – 15-23 March 2018 – Frankfurt, Germany

Some 2,600 exhibitors will be presenting their new products in the fields of electrotechnology and home and building automation – many of them for the first time anywhere in the world. Light + Building is the trade fair of innovation par excellence and brings together all electrically based building services systems, thus promoting integration in the planning of buildings, with a spectrum of products that is unique in both breadth and depth – from the ‘smart home’ to the ‘smart building’.
“Connected – Secure – Convenient” is the slogan for this leading world trade fair. At this, the world’s biggest trade fair for lighting and building services engineering, the industry will be showcasing intelligent, networked solutions, groundbreaking technologies and the latest design trends, which both increase the efficiency of buildings and enhance the comfort and sense of security of the users.
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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

The 48th International Congress and Exhibition on Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning
6-8 December 2017
Belgrade, Serbia
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Aquatherm Moscow 2018
6-9 February 2018
Moscow, Russia
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ISK – Sodex Istanbul
7-10 February 2018
Tuyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey
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Cold Climate HVAC Conference 2018
12-15 March 2018
Kiruna, Sweden
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13th International HVAC&R Technology Symposium
12-15 April 2018
Istanbul, Turkey
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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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22-24 May 2018
Beijing, China
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23-25 May 2018
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India
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3-5 September 2018
Shanghai, China
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