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Newsletter Issue 1/2018

January 2018

REHVA Community news

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REHVA invites you to join its events at Light+Building 2018 on the 20th of March (13.30-16.00) in Frankfurt, Germany. Register to attend the REHVA Seminar "Smart Buildings & digitalisation in the new EPBD. Policies and implementation in practice". After the Seminar, REHVA invites you to close the discussion and to network at the reHVAClub cocktail reception.

To attend the events, we offer you the possibility to get free entrance vouchers: if interested, please register and find more information here or contact Giulia Marenghi (
We look forward to meeting you in Frankfurt!

REHVA-AiCARR Seminar at MCE 2018, on 13 March, Milan, Italy

REHVA invites you to its Seminar "EPBD 2nd recast: opportunities and critical aspects" organised with AiCARR on the 13th of March 2018 at MCE - Mostra Convegno Expocomfort, in Milan, Italy. The seminar will draw attention to the most recent updates about the 2nd recast of the Energy Performance of Building Directive. The speakers are international REHVA experts, who will cover the following topics: novelties in the EPBD 2nd recast, EPB standards, Digitalisation issues within the EPBD, Smart Readiness Indicator. More information

EU Policy News

EPBD review – COPERER approved the 2nd EPBD recast text

The EU ambassadors confirmed the political agreement on the revised directive on the energy performance of buildings on 31 January 2018. This decision confirms the provisional agreement reached on 19 December 2017 between the Estonian Presidency and European Parliament representatives.
The text goes now through a legal and language revision and supposed to be approved and enter into force in April 2018. After formal approval, the directive will be published in the Official Journal of the EU. The transposition period for this legislation is 20 months.
The inspections of heating and air conditioning systems will be simplified, and member states have sole competence to decide on appropriate measures and frequency. Effective alternatives, such as advice can be put in place. The Council approved above an overall threshold of 70Kwh for inspections.
The recast EPBD mandates the development of a voluntary Smart Readiness Indicator and promotes digitalisation and smart technologies. Large buildings should be equipped with building automation and control systems by 2025 if economically and technically feasible.

EU Project News

PROF/TRAC final event in Brussels 

PROF/TRAC project is coming to an end in February, with its final meeting organised in Brussels on 19 February by Housing Europe. On the 20th PROF/TRAC consortium will also have its final event jointly with the Housing Europe Conference on European Multi-level Skills offensive.

PROF/TRAC is getting ready for its life after the project lifetime. The consortium has opened in December the Training Material Repository, dedicated to any expert/organisation/project consortium willing to share their training materials about nZEBs with the wide PROF/TRAC community (upload yours here!). The PROF/TRAC Certified Trainers are also increasing: sixteen experts have joined the network after attending the TtT4. Read more about these and other recent achievements in the 5th PROF/TRAC Newsletter.

REHVA hosted the first hybridGEOTABS Stakeholder Engagement Board meeting 

On Tuesday 30 January, REHVA hosted the first hybridGEOTABS stakeholders’ meeting in Brussels, ending in a New Year toast. The invited stakeholders discussed about how hybridGEOTABS technologies and tools can be valuable for them and how in turn they could contribute to their market uptake. the next stakeholder meeting is scheduled in Madrid on 18 April, in combination with the consortium meeting.
hybridGEOTABS will also have a dedicated slot during the REHVA Annual Meeting Conference, organised by ATIC on Monday 23 April in Brussels.
Have a look at the January newsletter, to get a comprehensive overview of the most recent project achievements.

QUANTUM supports the development of Technical Monitoring guidelines

QUANTUM partners synavision and the Institute for Building and Solar technology (IGS) of TU Braunschweig were key contributors to the development of German guidelines for Technical Monitoring. These guidelines will soon be available in English through QUANTUM channels. Learn more about it in QUANTUM press release.
In March, QUANTUM coordinator Stefan Plesser will bring the topic of Quality Management to REHVA seminar at Light+Building, on 13 March.
To have the full picture of what is going on within QUANTUM consortium, have a look at its December newsletter

ALDREN - The European ALiance for Deep RENovation in buildings kicks off

ALDREN project officially started in November 2017. It is a H2020 project bringing together 8 partners around the European Common Voluntary Certification Scheme (ECVS), as backbone along the whole deep renovation process of non-residential buildings.
Within ALDREN, REHVA will be in charge of professional trainings to deploy the new concepts developed for the ECVS to its network. REHVA will also host the next project meeting, on 9-10 April, in Brussels.
Read here to know more about ALDREN.

Other news

REHVA European HVAC Journal issues

  • The REHVA Journal Issue 6/2017 is available online in PDF on the REHVA Website
  • The REHVA Journal 1/2018 will focus on IEQ and EPBD
  • The REHVA Journal 2/2018 will focus on NZEB and CO2 footprint 

To read all REHVA Journals, please visit the REHVA Journal section in the REHVA website. Register online to get your hard copy of the REHVA Journal!

New REHVA Guidebook 23 "Displacement ventilation"

Purchase now the new REHVA Guidebook 23 "Displacement Ventilation" available on the REHVA eShop in hard copy and in digital version.

Poland wins the ASHRAE Student Design Competition 2017

The Polish team from Warsaw University of Technology won the ASHRAE Student Design Competition in the HVAC System Selection category. The students, only EU representatives to be awarded, applied BIM, dynamic simulations and multi-criteria analysis to the design of the HVAC system of a meteorological and housing building in Chile. Learn more about the project here.
The prize was hand out during the ASHRAE Winter Conference in Chicago in January.

International Events

ACREX 2018 – 22-24 February 2018 – Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bangalore, 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
More information
; contacts: Landstrasse 45, A-4020 Linz, T: + 43-732-7720-14386,

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.
More information

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

ISH China & CIHE –22-24 May 2018 - Beijing, China

ISH China & CIHE is the largest fair for the HVAC and plumbing industries in Asia. The 2018 edition will be held from 22–24 May at the New China International Exhibition Center, Beijing. It will cover 106,800 sqm of exhibition space across eight halls, expects to welcome 1,300 exhibitors and 65,000 professional visitors.
With the theme of “Green heating for comfortable living’, 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. Two new zones will be added to the 2018 edition: Water Pump Zone and Clean  Energy Heating Zone, to echo the Chinese government’s new policies.
A series of fringe programmes – 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. More info here.

Other HVAC events

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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Atic Seminar "Passive buildings, feedbacks and recommendations"
8 February 2018
Aulnenhof Hostellerie Walshoutem, Belgium
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REHVA-ISHRAE Seminar at ACREX 2018 "Designing healthy NZE Schools"
23 February 2018
BIEC, Bangalore, India
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Cold Climate HVAC Conference 2018
12-15 March 2018
Kiruna, Sweden
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REHVA-AiCARR Seminar at MCE 2018 "EPBD 2nd recast opportunities and critical aspects"
13 March 2018
Milan, Italy
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13th International HVAC&R Technology Symposium
12-15 April 2018
Istanbul, Turkey
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23-25 May 2018
Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India
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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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3-5 September 2018
Shanghai, China
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39th AIVC Conference: "Smart Ventilation for Buildings"
18-19 September 2018
Juan-les-Pins, France
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